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Interview: Jake Bowen talks solo material, next Periphery album, backing tracks

Posted by on November 13, 2017

WMSC/Montclair’s The Metal Teddy Bear Experience caught up with Periphery guitarist Jake Bowen on Thursday when they played a sold out show at New York City’s Playstation Theater. They spoke about his electronic music project with Misha Mansoor, the next Periphery album, Nolly Getgood’s participation with the band since he departed, and fast food. You […]

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Video premiere: Sharp Tongue are “DEILD” in

Posted by on November 10, 2017

If you’re a Bay Area metalcore fan, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of Sharp Tongue before. The Santa Rosa band have been around since they formed in high school in 2008, and their debut EP, Petrichor, dropped in September. The band’s early 2000’s metalcore influences shine through on “DEILD,” which we’re premiering the video for today. We […]

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Photos: A Perfect Circle, The Beta Machine bring atmosphere to Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center

Posted by on November 3, 2017

The last time A Perfect Circle released an album, Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center, which opened in 2012, wasn’t even a concept. Yet with an album on the horizon (sometime in 2018), the band, fronted by the enigmatic Maynard James Keenan and the brainchild of guitarist Billy Howerdel, brought their powerful and atmospheric prog-leaning rock to a […]

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Photos: Dead Cross and Secret Chiefs 3 take Manhattan, Brooklyn

Posted by on September 20, 2017

What could be better for a Mike Patton fan than seeing Dead Cross, his latest project with members of Retox and drummer extraordinaire Dave Lombardo? How about having Secret Cheifs 3, featuring his Mr. Bungle bandmate Trey Spruance open? If you’re down with the above and lived in the New York area, you had two […]

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Interview: GWAR’s Blothar talks life after Oderus, Kathy Griffin, band’s musical shift

Posted by on September 15, 2017

When chatting with Blothar, lead singer of GWAR (who sometimes is called “Michael Bishop” for some reason) he begins by stating he’s just sitting around waiting for the apocalypse to come, as we were currently in between hurricanes hitting the states. While Florida got walloped by Irma in the days following, GWAR is still standing […]

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“Maybe” this is an Amberian Dawn lyric video premiere

Posted by on September 15, 2017

Finnish symphonic metal band Amberian Dawn are one of the more prolific bands out there. Formed in 2006, since their debut album in 2008, there are only two years (2011 and 2016) that they haven’t released an album. However, their frequent output hasn’t made the quality suffer. Buoyed by vocalist Capri’s melodic vocals and a […]

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From rock radio to poker pro: Meet Kevin Martin

Posted by on September 12, 2017

It was just four years ago when Alberta-born Kevin Martin was a well-respected rock radio DJ with a hugely popular evening show discussing the latest rock and metal releases. Fast forward to today and it has been a meteoric rise to stardom for Martin, who has gone from a metal maniac to chasing his dream […]

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Decapitated members accused of gang rape in kidnapping

Posted by on September 12, 2017

While Decapitated are currently in jail for charges of kidnapping a woman in Spokane, their story appears to have allegedly taken a darker turn. Court documents obtained by the Spokesman-Review state that the woman who was kidnapped stated that the whole band gang-raped her in the bathroom of their tour bus following the show at […]

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Video premiere: Shooting Guns welcome you to “Flavour Country”

Posted by on September 6, 2017

Canadian six-piece Shooting Guns are a heavy psych band that have been made a name for themselves in their home country, having been nominated for a Juno Metal/Hard Album of the Year for their sophomore album, Brotherhood of the Ram, in 2015. And you may have heard the band’s instrumental work in scoring films like Netflix’s WolfCop. […]

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Photos: Social Distortion sells out Starland Ballroom

Posted by on August 25, 2017

California rockabilly punk legends Social Distortion returned to New Jersey to rock a sold out show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on August 12th. They were joined by country blues up-and-comer Jade Jackson. who recently came out with her debut album Gilded which was produced by Social D frontman Mike Ness. Social Distortion played a variety […]

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