Best of 2015: Collin Simula of Maranatha


It’s Christmas Eve, everyone. While we are excited about the concept of taking a day off from content tomorrow, we are even more excited about the next band featured in our Best of 2015 series. Today’s round brings you the very heavy Maranatha. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Maranatha is known for their exceptionally dense sludge doom metal. Or something. Who cares, categories are dumb. They’re heavy as hell. Anyway, vocalist/drummer/guitarist Collin Simula was gracious enough to share his favorite albums of 2015 with us. And we are eternally grateful to share them with you.  Continue reading

The Dump: Episode 7

Afternoon, metalheads! Gotten a chance to listen to Episode 7 yet? Well now it’s time for an all-new edition of The Dump, where we compile all of the content we mentioned–but couldn’t share–in this week’s episode, and let it all out for you here. We’ve got some links, Spotify playlists, you name it. Again, you’ll want to take a full listen to the episode to give everything its proper context, but for now, let’s get right into it!



  • Steel Panther at Irving Plaza, NYC

Steel Panther


  • Opeth – “Cusp of Eternity” – YouTube
  • Arch Enemy – “You Will Know My Name” (Music Video) YouTube
  • Wolves in the Throne Room “Celestite Mirror” – YouTube


  • Seth Rogen & Snoop Recap Game of Thrones


Excrecor – Hypnotic Affliction

Excrecor – Synchronicity 

Dimmu Borgir – Death Cult Armageddon 

Black Sabbath – Mob Rules

(For all new-release playlists, check out this week’s edition of Just the Tip!)

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.