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Category Archives: New Music

Oni signs to Blacklight/Metal Blade; Randy Blythe to perform with them at Knotfest

Posted by on September 23, 2016

We already knew that Chopped chef and restaurant owner Chris Santos has an eclectic taste in metal from the formation of his Blacklight Media label through Metal Blade. He’s just made another signing, with Canadian prog-metal band Oni joining the band’s roster. The band’s debut album, Ironshore, will be released on November 25th, or Black Friday. What […]

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Flutes, Metallica, and history repeating

Posted by on September 23, 2016

The Grammys are bullshit. No doubt about it. Grading art is not only pointless for us as fans, but it also belittles the crucial relationship between listener and artist. Putting that aside, what if the most controversial moment in Grammy metal history was just ahead of its time? What if this mysterious panel of old […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 23rd – The Great Secret

Posted by on September 23, 2016

Last week’s article featured several albums that have gone relatively unheralded, because media focus has been dedicated heavily to a select few new albums that are forthcoming. This week, we get several more of these “surprise” releases, which will catch many off-guard if they do not closely follow the social media accounts of these bands […]

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Listen to Neurosis’ “Fires Within Fires” now

Posted by on September 22, 2016

It’s hard to believe that Neurosis have been around for over 30 years now, but with their 11th album, Fires Within Fires coming out tomorrow, they’re not only still here, but flourishing. The band that essentially invented post-metal with their third album, Souls at Zero, have continued to redefine and tweak their sound. For this, their […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 16th – Majesty

Posted by on September 16, 2016

If ever there was to be an indicator of the fanaticism that metal fans can exhibit, look no further for it than today’s release list. Our top two items this week are EP’s of that clock in at under 25 minutes. If that isn’t a sign of how much we care about our music, then […]

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