Nine Circles ov… Album Art (Best of 2015)

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Kontinuum – Kyrr

Another year has flown by. We are all, all of us, closer to death. By roughly one year, depending on how rough a year it was for you. One thing that helped take the stress out of the year, aside from music, was the cover artwork on some of our favorite albums. Beautiful, twisted and sometimes insane, cover art gave us an initial glimpse into the music within as well as something to stare at while attempting to hold back the tears. With that in mind, Corey and I (Manny-O-War) sat down to parse out what some of the most inspirational and beautiful artwork of this year was. We considered not only the beauty, horror or intrigue but also how well the artwork encapsulated the music within. There were other albums that, while they had beautiful artwork, the artwork really didn’t have anything to do with the music. That’s a shame. So here are nine of our favorites. Continue reading

Nine Circles ov… Re-Visioned Album Art


It’s the end of the year and everyone knows what that shit means. I’ve been refusing to even think about polluting the internet with another sort of list or anything regarding the albums I’ve enjoyed for the past year, until recently. I stumbled upon this site, which is really awesome — it’s ten artists re-imagining the album art for their favorite releases from 2015. I got real stoked on it but was let down by the absolute void of any metal albums. Continue reading

Wake Up and Smell the Satan! – December 11, 2015

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Today is the day you call ‘Friday.’ The day on which you mortals believe that you are broken free of your chains of bondage. You will head out to ‘Happy Hour,’ a term so disgusting I have a mind to poison each and every Appletini or watery beer concoction you ingest. At any rate, what you call the weekend brings with it, for me, a holy time as Sunday is the day of our Underlord. And as the Winter Solstice (Dec. 22) arrives I must get my lair in order for the grand orgy that I plan. We shall feast upon flesh, engage in oral, anal and vaginal orgies with ‘living’ beings (including animals) of all ages as we bring forth Demon Revels (Dec. 24) and achieve our grand climax. So I’m a busy bee these days. But of course, I will give you a musical selection that pleases Satan so you can play it at your own orgies.

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