Category Archives: Controversy

All That Remains’ Philip Labonte says band has ‘transcended’ metal

Posted by on August 26, 2014

As an outspoken libertarian, All That Remains frontman Philip Labonte has had no problems in the past speaking his mind about gun control, politics, or Black Veil Brides. Whether you agree with his views or not, he’s always interesting, which is why we included him on our list of musicians most worthy of following on social […]

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Emmure, Jamey Jasta don’t approve of Upon A Burning Body’s stunt

Posted by on August 25, 2014

Both the metal blogosphere and the owner of Upon a Burning Body’s label got up in arms about frontman Danny Leal’s disappearing stunt. And while the band at first didn’t address it at all, and then seemed relatively unapologetic about it, none of that seems to have mattered, as the band garnered the best debut […]

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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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