October 2018 Power Metal Album of the Month: Hammer King – “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home”

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Not gonna lie: I spent much of October working on my own music (shameless plug) and being completely enamored of what is almost certainly going to be November’s pick for Power Metal Album of the Month.  So it was only in the last week or so that I really dove into the month’s offerings of metal both pure and true.  But as always there were more than a few golden nuggets to be had, and I was hard pressed to pick between four stellar stand outs (always a good problem to have!).  So I literally rolled some dice and came up with the majestic speed and 80s influence of Hammer King and their third album of classic metal Poseidon Will Carry Us Home.

But damn, any one of the albums listed below could have taken it so read on for the heavy and the pure! Continue reading

Donuts & CANTO: Internal Bleeding, Dark Tranquillity, Coliseum and more!

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Internal Bleeding drummer William Tolley

April 21, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from yesterday:

  • Leading off, some horrible news from Internal Bleeding: drummer William Tolley died tragically while fighting a fire with the Fire Department of New York — his day job for nearly a decade and a half. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in power, Bill.
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The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 21 (September 12, 2014)

It’s time for Episode 21 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, the guys rave about their recent concert experiences with Fucked Up and Arsis / Allegaeon, slowly begin to come to terms with the new In Flames album “Siren Charms,” and begin to realize that football leadership–whether at a professional or college level–is really shitting the bed lately!

All that and much, much more in Episode 21, so check it out!

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Just the Tip: September 9’s New Releases in Brief

It’s new release Tuesday! Here’s what we’ll be checking out on this week’s episode:

September 9, 2014

In Flames – Siren Charms (Epic)

Funereus – ……Return of the Old Goat (Forever Plagued)

Striker – City of Gold (Napalm)

Take a listen for yourselves and check back later this week for our thoughts in Episode 21!

-Dan

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