Best of Q2: Manny-O-War’s List

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Another three months has flown by. Here we are, halfway through yet another year of metal releases and real life. Theoretically, we all should be a few months older and wiser by now but we all know that is a bunch of malarkey. What we are is slightly more confused about what we are, who we are and what our purpose is in this world. Well, I can tell you one thing: a noble purpose is to consume absurd amounts of art. So this year, consume absurd amounts of metal and remember, as always, to Hail Satan!

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The Nine Circles Podcast: Episode 4 (June 14, 2015)

nine circles logo podcastThe guys take the music discussion a bit broader than normal and assess whether the launch of Apple Music spells doom for Spotify. Don’t worry, things get metal-centric again when they jump into news from Otep, as well as new releases from False, Gorgoroth and Temple of Dagon. And then, since it’s been too long since we’ve had a good rant, they then go on about recent news-making events down in McKinney, TX!

All that and much, much more in Episode 4, so check it out!

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Album Review: Temple of Dagon – “Revelations of the Spirit”

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There are few thrash bands that mix occultism and Lovecraftian lyrics with classic death metal, grindcore and sludge. But Temple of Dagon prove that if you can do it well—and that’s a big IF—you should do it early and often. On their new EP, Revelations of the Spirit, they throw out huge guitars, throaty, obliterating vocals and crushing bass lines that bang your walls down like Dee Snider at an elementary school talent show. And in doing all that, they also reveal an exciting look at their future. Continue reading

Initial Descent: June 9’s New Releases in Brief

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It’s new release Tuesday—time for another edition of Initial Descent! Here’s what we’ll be chatting about on this week’s podcast:

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