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Interview: Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar talks Slayer tour, ‘big 5’ discussion

Posted by on September 26, 2016

Often cited as the fifth member of the exclusive “Big 4” of thrash, San Francisco’s Death Angel is among the most consistent thrash bands working today – heralded as much for the output after their 2001 reformation just as much as their “classic” albums like 1990’s Act III. The band, with a solid membership since […]

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Doro: 30 years later, still strong and proud

Posted by on September 22, 2016

With the recent release of a career-spanning retrospective concert on DVD and Blu-Ray, Doro Pesch has once again returned to the collective metal consciousness. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last that the name Doro has been talked about in metal circles with such affinity. Strong and Proud – 30 […]

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Interview: Max Cavalera says being straight edge helped him like metal more

Posted by on September 19, 2016

If you were a metal fan back in 1996, you may have been thrown for a loop upon hearing Sepultura’s Roots album. Roots was not the classic thrash of past glories like Arise and Beneath the Remains, or even the more groove-oriented fare the band was moving towards on Chaos AD. This was a new animal, the perfect […]

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Interview: Guitarist Angel Vivaldi talks touring with Gus G., re-recording 2009 album

Posted by on September 7, 2016

He’s been referred to as a “new breed of guitar hero,” which is quite accurate. He’s got the flying fingers and modal tonality of classic shredders like Satriani and Vai, while opening up a sonic scope to the “djent” generation – creating heavy instrumental music where the rhythms play just as important a role as […]

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Overkill’s Bobby Blitz says the “good new days” are here

Posted by on August 26, 2016

It’s no secret that New Jersey thrash machine Overkill has gone through its fair share of lineup changes since the band’s 1980 inception – no less than 21 players have come and gone over the years, including those with brief early stints and live fill-ins (notably including ex-Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz for a spell). Vocalist […]

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