Category Archives: Controversy

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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Today in stupid merch: Vital Remains singer slinging Trayvon Martin hoodie

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Just to prove that Frankie Palmeri doesn’t have the market cornered on terrible and offensive merch, Vital Remains vocalist Brian Werner has been teasing his fall line of merchandise via his company Xcommunicated Clothing. While a post of a shirt that he planned on releasing has already been deleted, he’s planning on selling a hoodie […]

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Scientist evicted from classical concert for trying to crowd surf

Posted by on June 23, 2014

While there are many places you’d expect a mosh pit to break out, in the middle of a classical music concert isn’t one of them. That’s why a US scientist was ejected from a performance at England’s Bristol Old Vic. During a performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” the Old Vic’s artistic director invited audience members to […]

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Watain’s pigs blood-filled show makes TMZ

Posted by on June 17, 2014

When Watain played the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Sunday, we had to be there. Not only was last year’s The Wild Hunt one of last year’s best albums, but it was the Swedish black metal band’s only show in America this year. In all, it seemed like a solid booking for the Blackened Music Series that most […]

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Protestors want Metallica off the bill at Glastonbury

Posted by on June 3, 2014

Seems that the Glastonbury festival is getting a lot of metal press lately. First, Bruce Dickinson called the festival “the most bourgeois thing on the planet,” while claiming Maiden was better than Metallica. Mogwai also weighed in with an attack on Lars Ulrich, also calling Metallica “shite.” However, Lars Ulrich responded very humbly to Maiden’s […]

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