CANTO: Tool, Gibson, Eyes of the Sun, and More


3/12/2018. All of a sudden I have a lot of pictures to edit again…

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles ov… Strapping Young Lad


Let’s give it up for The Lad! Obviously, you are all aware of how much we talk about Devin Townsend on this blog. He’s one of our favorites out there, so we tend to cover him on a regular basis. That said, what we don’t revisit nearly enough is the Devin Townsend- fronted Strapping Young Lad. I am fully aware that this project came to an end almost a full decade ago, but even today it’s still a project worth revisiting from time to time. And that’s basically all it took to bring us here. So let’s take a look at some of my personal favorites from SYL. Continue reading

Retrospective: Strapping Young Lad – “Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing”


Ya know, when you dig into early works of Strapping Young Lad, you start to realize just how ridiculous the career the career of Devin Townsend has been. Of course, we all love his newer work, specifically everything released as The Devin Townsend Project, and we have discussed such content at length here and on The Nine Circles Podcast, including more of that later today (spoiler alert). But what we don’t revisit quite enough, at least in my eyes, is the project that kick-started his solo career… Strapping Young Lad. And the album that started that particular era is none other than Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing. (Side note: Also one of the best album names of all time.)   Continue reading

Daily ‘Bang – Check out the debut “Have You Found Metal?” playlist!

Listened to Episode 16 yet? If not, get on it. If yes, this post’s for you. As you may recall, we debuted a new segment called “Have You Found Metal?” and tried to convert my good friend Kevin Brown to the cause of all things heavy and br00tal. (Did it work? Not entirely, but he was a good sport about it.)

But now’s your chance to try the same experiment on your friends! Below is the very same playlist we created for Kevin in this week’s segment. Try it out and see if you can get any other outsiders to raise their horns!


As we do further editions of HYFM?, we’ll obviously be changing the playlists around and uploading any subsequent entries as they come. But for now, enjoy the first one, and get out there to do your metallic duty!


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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 16 (August 1, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 16 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, Corey’s off Wacken-ing somewhere in northern Germany, so this week’s episode is another solo show from Dan! In this abbreviated episode, he takes a gander at new albums from southern black metallers Panopticon and Oubliette, then debuts a new segment called “Have You Found Metal?” with special guest and good friend Kevin Brown! Check it out!

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