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Category Archives: Insane Charlie’s Posse

Nick Menza’s cause of death revealed

Posted by on May 26, 2016

When former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapsed onstage this past Saturday in Los Angeles three songs into his set with Ohm (a band also featuring former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland), some had assumed that he’d suffered a heart attack. Yesterday, news came out that the drummer’s death wasn’t drug related, and today his official cause […]

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Periphery get right on “The Price is Wrong”

Posted by on May 25, 2016

This djent stuff has the kids abuzz. To me, it’s mostly rehashed and polished-up Meshuggah soundalikes that would make great soundtracks to someone falling down the stairs – technical for technicality’s sake. But hey, nothing is perfect. It’s groovy and technical, and that’s all people want sometimes. That’s fine. Falling-down-the-stairs pioneers Periphery have a new […]

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Five Finger Death Punch sign to Rise Records

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Last month, Five Finger Death Punch found themselves in an unusual situation: getting sued by their label, Prospect Park, for releasing music too fast. Well though they still owe Prospect Park one more album (and are still in the midst of a legal battle with them), the band has already announced its future label home, and their choice […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/25: New misadventures on the charts

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If last week’s charts felt a bit scarce to you, fret not: we have twelve debuts this week. A handful of these are heavy hitters too, which is saying something considering how many other […]

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Interview: Brendon Small on Galaktikon II, the end of Metalocalypse

Posted by on May 25, 2016

Four years ago, flush from the success of his show Metalocalypse: Dethklok and its accompanying albums, show creator Brendon Small released Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, a concept album (or “comic book album,” as he called it) that allowed him to showcase the more melodic aspects of his music. The album’s release coincided with the fourth season of Metalocalpyse on Adult Swim, […]

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