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Indie metal label Battleground Records shutting its doors

Posted by on December 11, 2017

Sad news out of the metal underground today as indie label Battleground Records has decided to shutter its doors. Over the last five years Battleground Records has graced us with some exceptional releases from the likes of Eight Bells, Godhunter, Rozamov, The Ditch and The Delta, and a split release from Theologian and Lament Cityscape […]

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American Head Charge bassist passes away at age 46

Posted by on November 13, 2017

In some sad news, American Head Charge bassist Chad Hanks passed away at age 46. Hanks was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of November and a benefit show was announced to help cover expenses. The benefit show/public memorial will be held at the First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on November 26th. All proceeds will […]

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Celtic Frost bassist Martin Ain passes away

Posted by on October 22, 2017

Former Celtic Frost/Hellhammer bassist Martin Eric Ain passed away yesterday (21st) after suffering a heart attack. He was fifty years old. Ain’s close friend Jan Graber confirmed his death to Switzerland’s 20 Minuten stating that he, “suddenly collapsed when he switched to a different tram.” According to Graber, Ain didn’t have any serious health issues […]

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Adrenaline Mob tour manager Janet “Jane Train” Rains dies

Posted by on August 23, 2017

Although there’s been no official confirmation, the Eastern Pennsylvania music community is reporting that Janet Rains, who was tour manager for Adrenaline Mob when a tractor trailer struck their RV last month, has died. The Citizens Voice reported Rains’ mother, Lucille Joyner, shared the news on Facebook today, stating “August 23, 2017 Janet chose to […]

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Breaking: Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide

Posted by on July 20, 2017

While this is shocking and sad and we’re still processing it, it’s been reported that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide. TMZ reported the news that he hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County, His body was discovered before 9 am. TMZ stated the following: “Chester was […]

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