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Headbangers Brawl: Did Linkin Park keep metal alive?

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, was released in 2000, and it instantly took off. Because of songs like “One Step Closer” and “In The End,” the album eventually sold 10 million copies. Their follow-up, Meteora, was nearly as successful and the band’s blend of nu-metal crunch and pop craft has kept them in the spotlight […]

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Headbangers Brawl: How much should metal embrace streaming?

Posted by on July 12, 2016

If you’re a regular reader of Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn’s “The General’s Journals,” you know pretty much all of his thoughts, since it’s pretty much unfiltered musings from one of the more outspoken vocalists in metal. For his most recent one, last Tuesday, he wrote about streaming and suggested that metal “stop demonizing streaming, […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What metal band could surprise-release an album?

Posted by on June 28, 2016

This year has been a busy one for surprise releases. Radiohead released A Moon Shaped Pool with one day’s notice, Beyonce’s Lemonade was released following the airing of a special on HBO, Drake’s Views, which has been #1 for eight weeks in a row, was released exclusively to iTunes initially. Kanye West also rush released The Life of […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Is there really an SJW problem in extreme music?

Posted by on June 22, 2016

A few days ago, Decibel Magazine posted a guest column discussing the social effects within the metal community of those who called themselves “social justice warriors” after a self-proclaimed member of the anti-fascist movement Antifa pepper-sprayed a venue in Sacrament, CA during a Taake show. The Sacramento chapter of the Antifas expressed their intentions to protest the […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Would you attend an Iron Maiden concert featuring all three vocalists?

Posted by on June 14, 2016

Throughout Iron Maiden’s legendary 40 year career, they have had three vocalists that have all left their impact on the band. Paul Di’Anno who was on the first first two albums, Iron Maiden and Killers, Blaze Bayley who performed on The X Factor and Virtual XI, which get way more flak than they deserve, and […]

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