Sepultura having 30th anniversary tour

Posted by on March 2, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Sepultura has entered its 30th year as a band. While Max and Igor Cavalera formed the band in 1984, it wasn’t until 1985 that they released their first music, a split EP with Overdose. In 1986, they released their first album, Morbid Visions. They’ll be commemorating 30 years of being an […]

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Musicians can now carry on instruments on planes

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Good news if you’re a musician that’s somehow rich enough to be able to afford to fly. As of yesterday, March 1, it became mandatory for all U.S. airlines to allow musicians to carry on their instruments when they fly. Now, as long as there’s space in an overhead bin or under a seat, they […]

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Marilyn Manson joins Smashing Pumpkins onstage at Soundwave

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Soundwave came to a close this past weekend at the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia – and it went out with a bang. The festival’s closing night featured metal acts such as Slipknot, Slash and Exodus – but it was Marilyn Manson’s appearance at Smashing Pumpkins’ set that stole the show. Manson took the stage […]

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Halestorm say Amen with new video

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Halestorm have their third album, Into the Wild Life, coming out on April 10th, and in advance of that, the band have released the first video from the album, “Amen.” While the Pennsylvania quartet are a great live band, and have more than enough heavy songs, this one isn’t one of them. You can almost imagine it […]

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Michel “Away” Langevin of Voivod’s Top 5: Favorite Quebec Bands

Posted by on March 2, 2015

We’ll be the first to admit that Montreal is a great city for metalheads. Yet we bet that when a good chunk of metalheads think of the French-Canadian province Quebec, they think of Voivod. So while chatting with us backstage at NYC’s Gramercy Theater recently, drummer Michel “Away” Langevin was kind enough to share five […]

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Metallica have a more metal washing machine than you

Posted by on March 2, 2015

How much money does having the best selling album of the SoundScan era afford you? Enough for you to buy a road case – for your washing machine. At least that’s what Metallica did, according to a tweet that Kirk Hammett put up. “Even our laundry is metal when we tour,” his tweet reads, with […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute album is streaming now

Posted by on March 2, 2015

We’ve known for a while now about a tribute album for former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads was in the works. With the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads, The Ultimate Tribute, being released tomorrow via UDR, it’s streaming now.  As the guitarist for Ozzy’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, […]

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Stone Sour’s covers EP gets release date

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Stone Sour put out a cover of Metal Church’s “The Dark“, for the horror movie “Fear Clinic,” which came out last month. Now the band has revealed more details about that cover album we’ve been hearing about since late last year. We knew it was titled, Meanwhile In Burbank…, but now we know it will be an vinyl EP, and available April 18th for […]

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Video premiere: The Jury and the Saints, Monday Morning

Posted by on March 2, 2015

It’s Monday afternoon, but why not flash back to a few hours ago? “Monday Morning’ is the lead single from New Zealand quartet The Jury and the Saints’ self-titled sophomore album. The band describes themselves as “monster rock from Aoteroa,” and their sound is really more melodic hard rock than the “tenacious punk” that their bio […]

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