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Author Archives: Matt Albers

Interview: In Flames vocalist, bassist talk musical progression, beer, food

Posted by on May 14, 2015

The melodic death metal movement of Gothenburg, Sweden is well-known to virtually all metalheads. When that phrase is ever uttered, one of the first bands that generally pops into people’s heads is In Flames. The now legendary band has been cited as a source of influence by countless other groups. However, In Flames is also […]

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Interview: Shattered Sun vocalist Marcus Leal talks debut album, working with Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Shattered Sun is Victory Records’ latest metal acquisition. The young sextet, from a small town just outside Corpus Christi, TX, has recently been thrust into high notoriety in anticipation of their upcoming full-length debut, Hope Within Hatred. The band caught the attention of Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, and his promotion company Breaking Bands, which we […]

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Today is the Day announce spring tour with Lazer/Wulf

Posted by on March 19, 2015

When veteran Nashville, TN noisecore trio Today is the Day cancelled their tour after being involved a van accident while on tour last November, it was understandable that they’d have to take some time off the road in order to recuperate. Van accidents are obviously an inconvenience to begin with, but this one in particular was truly gnarly. […]

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Venom’s Cronos says music lacks frontmen

Posted by on March 17, 2015

Venom bassist and vocalist Conrad “Cronos” Lant has never been one to mince words. The British founder of black metal has always spoken his mind about just about anything, metal-related or otherwise. In a recent interview with Australia’s The Rockpit, Cronos veered off from promoting Venom’s latest album, From The Very Depths, to express his […]

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The Devil Wears Prada return to old label for new EP, announce tour dates

Posted by on March 17, 2015

The Devil Wears Prada’s North American spring tour with Born Of Osiris, The Word Alive, and Secrets started this week. On this tour, the Dayton, OH band would be performing their 2010 concept EP Zombie in its entirety each night, in honor of its tenth anniversary. Today, they’ve announced a second leg of the tour with support […]

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Prong announce North American fall tour

Posted by on March 9, 2015

With the March 31 release date of their cover album quickly approaching, legendary and highly-influential New York-based industrial crossover trio Prong has just announced a full, forty-one date North American headlining tour for the fall and into the early winter of 2015. The “Songs From The Black Hole North American Tour” will kick off Friday, October 23 at […]

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Mike Portnoy badmouths UK hospital on social media

Posted by on March 8, 2015

Poor Mike Portnoy. The former Dream Theater / former Adrenaline Mob / former Avenged Sevenfold drummer just can’t seem to get a break. He is currently on tour in the U.K. with The Neal Morse Band, and was scheduled to play Islington Assembly Hall Oon Saturday (March 7) when he came down with an illness. He […]

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This 15 year old girl guitarist is a (Dragon)Force to be reckoned with

Posted by on March 7, 2015

No matter who you are or what walk of life you come from, chances are you like watching videos of either kids or pets on the internet (it’s OK, we all do). But some of the best viral videos are of kids doing incredible or entertaining things. There’s no shortage of examples of this within the […]

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Insomnium announce North American tour with Omnium Gatherum

Posted by on March 6, 2015

Finnish progressive melodic death/doom metallers Insomnium released their latest album, Shadows of the Dying Sun, last April on Century Media. The band just wrapped up a tour supporting Dark Tranquillity in January, and have already announced their first ever headlining tour in the U.S. for the late summer and early fall of 2015. For direct support, […]

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