The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 8

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The guys get a little ranty on this week’s pod! Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Creed fans—NOBODY IS SAFE! Plus, a look ahead to some upcoming concerts on the horizon, and reviews of the new Abyssion and Between the Buried and Me albums.

All that and much, much more in Episode 8, so check it out!

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CANTO: New Windhand tuneage, new Rockstar Mayhem suckage, and more!

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Late today. Oh well, these things happen when Corey’s at a movie and I’m coming from a work event. So enough explanation—here’s what we missed in the metal world today:

  • Windhand dropped a new song today! “Two Urns” marks the first glimpse of the band’s upcoming album, Grief’s Eternal Flower. September 18 can’t get here soon enough.
  • In case you somehow, for whatever reason, were still down to support the annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival, here’s another reason to reevaluate your life.
  • Former Megadeth guitarist (and current Japanese TV game show host) Marty Friedman is coming back to the States! For a tour at least—his first in 12 years! This should be neat.
  • The latest “Metal by Numbers” post is out at Metal Insider, and I’ve gotta say, it’s nice seeing such solid debuts from Failure, Refused and Jungle Rot. August Burns Red, on the other hand, can go fuck themselves.
  • This Iron Maiden body paint photo is the amazing bit of Internet we never knew we wanted.
  • Finally, Quebecois tech-deathsters Beyond Creation released a new video for their song, “Fundamental Process.” Check it out here:

As you can see in the description, the video was filmed during a recent live set in NYC. Studio at Webster? That’s gotta be it, right? Oh well, I’ll stop my nerding-out. That’ll do it for today. Check back tomorrow for the usual!

Keep it heavy,

Retrospective: Battlecross – “War of Will”


With Battlecross’ upcoming album, Rise to Power, set to drop on August 21, I decided that now would be a good time to revisit one of the more enjoyable thrash albums I’ve picked up in the last two years. War of Will was the third release from the Michigan natives, and is a ton of fun all around. We all know what we’re going to get from thrash: relentless aggression. It’s not the most complex of the genres, but it definitely has its time and place. And when that time comes, War of Will is the perfect match.

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Quickies: Updates from Nevermore, Emmure, and the OFFICIAL Mayhem Fest Lineup


So for those who didn’t notice, we’re going to try and feed you guys some more timely updates throughout the day for anything we find worthy of its own post. That said, there will still be plenty of other stuff left behind. So, let’s see what today gives us:

That’s enough out of me. Back to work on other stuff.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 44 (March 21, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 44 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys say “fuck it” and do it LIVE! From New York City. Corey’s in town for Enslaved / YOB (keep an eye out for that in our next episode) but before they give that a spin, here are some less coherent ramblings. New album chats on Moonspell, Devathorn and Dødheimsgard, a discussion of Megadeth’s still-not-yet-confirmed new lineup, and an all-out failure to press the Inception button. What’s that mean? You’ll have to listen!

All that and much, much more in Episode 44, so check it out!

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