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Author Archives: Alexander Stafford

Sleep appear to be releasing first album in fifteen years on 4/20

Posted by on April 19, 2018

With tomorrow being 4/20, Sleep seems to be celebrating a little more than normal. After years of rumors it appears that Sleep will be releasing their first new album since 1998’s Jerusalem and 2003’s Dopesmoker (which was recorded in 1998 as well). iTunes has released a track listing and song samples for their new album, […]

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Watch A Perfect Circle’s entire Coachella set from a cell phone.

Posted by on April 18, 2018

In the recent months, A Perfect Circle seems to have made more headlines about their hatred of cellphones and fans getting kicked out of their shows than those or promoting their forthcoming fourth album album, Eat The Elephant. Well, sit back relax and enjoy 4k fan filmed/cell phone shot of the entire APC set this […]

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Download Festival announces over 65 more additional bands to 2018 lineup

Posted by on January 29, 2018

  The UK’s Download Festival has expanded their 2018 line up by adding over 65 more bands to their previously announced headliners. And still even more bands are expected to be announced as well. Download takes place at Donnington Park June 8-10, 2018. Previously Announced Headliners Ozzy Osbourne Guns N’ Roses Avenged Sevenfold Marilyn Manson […]

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Stone Sour’s Josh Rand checks into treatment center, will miss tour

Posted by on January 29, 2018

If you saw Stone Sour in Canada on their tour that kicked off on Saturday, you might have noticed guitarist Josh Rand wasn’t there. That’s because he checked into checking into a treatment center for an undisclosed addiction. Stone Sour posted a statement earlier this weekend about his absence. “Unfortunately, Josh Rand has checked into […]

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Adam Duce “couldn’t be bothered” to listen to the new Machine Head

Posted by on January 27, 2018

  The new Machine Head album Catharsis has been getting mixed reviews, from critics and fans alike. But one person in particular is definitely not a fan at all – their former bass player Adam Duce. When Machine Head posted their new video for “Kaleidoscope “on Facebook, fans started discussion about their love or hatred […]

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Hellfest Announces 2018 Lineup

Posted by on December 13, 2017

  Hellfest is back for their 13th annual heavy metal festival and has announced their final line up. Featuring over 150 bands on 6 stages, Hellfest takes place in Clisson France from June 22-24. Previously announced headliners such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Limp Bizkit, Nightwish, […]

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Recap: Riot Fest delivers once again

Posted by on September 20, 2017

As Riot Fest wraps up for another year, the Chicago based festival once again provided one of the strongest and most diverse festivals around. With headliners like Nine Inch Nails, Queens of The Stone Age, Jawbreaker, Prophets of Rage, Gogol Bordello, A Day To Remember, At The Drive In, and Bad Brains, Riot Fest had […]

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Are The Black Dahlia Murder about to have one of the biggest metal albums of the year?

Posted by on August 29, 2017

The Black Dahlia Murder just wrapped up their headlining slot on this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. BDM celebrated the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, Nocturnal, by playing it in it’s entirety. This last Tuesday, BDM announced their new album, Nightbringers, and released the music video for the title track. Upon release, the first single was […]

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Neurosis and Converge Kick Off The Heaviest Tour of The Year

Posted by on August 1, 2017

Friday night Neurosis and Converge performed in Chicago for a sold out show at Tahlia Hall. Amenra opened the show with a dark and intense performance. And while Converge and Neurosis are arguably two of the heaviest bands of all time, their sound is drastically different. Regardless, the tour made total sense and was a […]

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Photos/Review: Hellfest 2017 was One Hell of a Ride

Posted by on June 26, 2017

As promised, Hellfest 2017 was “One Hell of a Ride” For three day; over 120 bands took over the small town of Clisson, France.  Proving that Hellfest is quite possibly the greatest metal festival around today, dare I even say Ever! “Are you ready for some awkward Canadian prog metal?!?!” –Devin Townsend The opening day […]

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