Nine Circles ov… Corey’s 2017 Shows

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This past year, I was fortunate enough to attend 35 different metal performances. There were a couple of duplicates (This Will Destroy You), but for the most part each performance was unique and left an impression in its own way. So, in going back through the past year and finally deciding to tally these shows, I thought it’d be a worthwhile idea to go over some highlights. You’ve obviously seen the more detailed concert reviews the days and weeks following various shows here, but the goal here is a high level recap of my favorites. This has proven more taxing than I would have anticipated, however. Looking back now, I don’t think there was a single show that I did not get at least something out of. Regardless, in no particular order, here are nine (ten?) performances that stood out to me last year. Continue reading

Josh Thieler’s Favorite Releases of 2017

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Its been a long time since I posted anything for Nine Circles. Of all the things 2017 has been for me, it has definitely been the busiest I’ve ever been. I joined more bands, recorded drums / vocals for other bands, art for my bands and other bands, PR for my bands and others, started a record label, and a bunch of other stuff. I miss being more active with Nine Circles but it looks like the current staff has been crushing it!

Anyway, the time has come for year end list. I love reading everyone’s lists and seeing what albums I might have missed or maybe need to check out again. I hope you find some new music in here you will enjoy. Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 42 (March 6, 2015)

It’s time for Episode 42 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys ponder their existence in a world in which a Kid Rock album debuts at No. 2. In 2015. Because honestly, what the hell kind of world is THAT? Plus, new albums from Leviathan, Sannhet, Helrunar and A Forest of Stars, some Detroit and Cleveland jokes, and a discussion of Dan’s stupid face!

All that and much, much more in Episode 42, so check it out!

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