Album Review: Otep -“Generation Doom”


Otep is back with a new record, Generation Doom, that is due out April 15th (today). Vocalist Otep Shamaya had claimed that she was “done” with music after touring for her 2013 album “Hydra”. I am sure that left the nu-metal masses in a wave of angsty depression over the last couple years, but fear not! Otep is back! The time off has filled her with Fred Durst-ey rapping, Jonathan Davis-ey crying, and well, Otep-ey screaming rage! Continue reading

The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 4 (June 14, 2015)

nine circles logo podcastThe guys take the music discussion a bit broader than normal and assess whether the launch of Apple Music spells doom for Spotify. Don’t worry, things get metal-centric again when they jump into news from Otep, as well as new releases from False, Gorgoroth and Temple of Dagon. And then, since it’s been too long since we’ve had a good rant, they then go on about recent news-making events down in McKinney, TX!

All that and much, much more in Episode 4, so check it out!

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This Tuesday can rightly go fuck itself in all the holes.

That’s it. I’m leaving.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Quickies: Babymetal’s record deal, Motörhead’s halloween masks and more

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Photo Credit: Dana (Distortion) Yavin / Huffington Post UK

Corey’s on the way home from Boston so you’ve got me for Quickies today. Let’s hop on into it, then, shall we? Here’s what we missed in the metal world today:

  • Kicking off, Babymetal have signed a deal with RAL / Sony Music for the U.S. release of their self-titled debut album. As Axl points out, the band signed with the same label as Brooklyn teens Unlocking the Truth. Let’s hope that works out better for Babymetal than it has for UtT
  • Next up, some news that should come as little surprise: Terror Universal has parted ways with frontman Chad Armstrong, following his alleged sexual assault of Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya. The guys can say it’s due to “personal differences” all they want; we’re not buying.
  • Ever wanted to dress up as Motörhead‘s mascot for Halloween? Well, good news—now you can!
  • Black Sabbath canceled their supposed “farewell” appearance at Ozzfest Japan, but…maybe there’s a full-on farewell tour in store? We’ll see, I guess.
  • And finally, Welsh sludge crew Hark put out a new video for their song, “Palendromeda,” which you can watch below:

Not bad at all. Their debut full-length, Crystalline, is out now on Season of Mist. Anyway, that’ll do it for me. Check back tomorrow for more!

Keep it heavy,


Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

Quickies: New Stuff from Wintersun, Updates from Otep and Mick Thomson, and More!

It’s Monday. Everything sucks. I’ve got shit to do. So I’m going to be brief.

That number is called “Forest” and was performed at Paganfest. Sounds fun, can’t wait for the new album to be released in 17 years.

Anyway, that’ll do it.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.