Category Archives: Controversy

Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun discusses crowd-funding while on a label contract

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Two years after the release of Wintersun’s second album, Time I, fans are anxiously waiting for information regarding the release of its follow-up, Time II. Today, band mastermind Jari Mäenpää took to Facebook to discuss the obstacles facing the album’s production and the possibility of crowd-funding the album. Some of the most striking details revealed in the post […]

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UK veterinarian that “loves” pets is a Dream Theater fan, too

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Here’s one you don’t see every day: yesterday the BBC published a story about veterinarian Oliver Lown being stricken of his license after videos were found of him having sex with a dog and a horse. Lown was found guilty on five charges by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and struck off the […]

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Mike Portnoy gets dramatic about Dream Theater shirt

Posted by on July 28, 2014

Make no mistake – Dream Theater was Mike Portnoy’s baby. The drummer co-founded the band back in 1985 and remained in it until leaving in 2010, so he’s put a lot of equity into the band. But that doesn’t give him the right to complain about a fan that wore a shirt for A Dramatic Tun […]

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Combichrist drop Blood on the Dance Floor from tour due to pedophilia allegations

Posted by on July 25, 2014

Industrial/metalish band Combichrist, who some might remember as opening for Rammstein last time they toured the States) are touring in October. They’d announced that electropop duo Blood on the Dance Floor, who look like an explosion at a Hot Topic, were going to be opening the tour. Later that day, they decided to drop them as […]

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Vital Remains singer says Trayvon shirt was a joke, hangs out with Travis Beckum

Posted by on June 26, 2014

A few days ago, we reported on a purported shirt design by Vital Remains vocalist Brian Werner. In a Facebook post he quickly deleted, he stated that his merch company, Xcommunicated Clothing, was coming out with a shirt capitalizing on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. “The Trayvon,” according to his description and an attached […]

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