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Local H are Metallica’s ‘Hit The Stage’ contest winners

Posted by on April 26, 2017

This afternoon, Lars Ulrich appeared on Chicago radio station WLUP to announce their winner of the “Hit the Stage” contest. It might have been a giveaway that it was a Chicago station, because Illinois grunge-rockers Local H won the contest. The band, who you might remember from their ’90s anthems “High Fiving MF” and “Bound […]

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Update: Metallica announce ‘Hit The Stage’ finalists

Posted by on April 17, 2017

Early last week, Metallica announced their Hit the Stage contest, welcoming local acts to open for them on selected dates. The band revealed eight finalists for five selected show dates that kick off in Foxborough, MA at the Gillette Stadium on May 19th. The bands are as follows: Blood People – Chicago – punk rock […]

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Helmet are back, and so are the ’90s

Posted by on September 7, 2016

  When Helmet emerged with their debut album, 1990’s Strap It On, they probably had no idea they’d be more or less popularizing an entire genre. Yet their subsequent signing to Interscope Records and blend of noise rock. precise hardcore and metal brought the Amphetamine Reptile sound (the label Strap It On was released on) to the alternative […]

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Failure extend tour dates, welcome back APC/QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen

Posted by on September 2, 2015

Failure, if you haven’t realized, is one of our favorite ’90s bands that managed to not only reunite and release an album in 2015, but to reunite and release a really good album in 2015. The Heart is a Monster. They’ve been touring  behind the album, as you might have seen yesterday, and their live sound […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/13: Coheed Tops Post-Grammys Sales

Posted by on February 13, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Another year, another Grammy Awards Ceremony that most metalheads probably ignored in favor of something that wasn’t hosted by LL Cool J. Inevitably, a huge surge in sales for winners and nominees occured this […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/3: As I Lay Dying Are Killing

Posted by on October 3, 2012

It’s a nice start for As I Lay Dying’s sixth album, although it’s their first album since 2005 to not debut in the top ten. In other news, with Mumford and Sons selling 600,000 copies of their sophomore album this week to have this year’s biggest debut, you might want to think about dusting off […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/26: Things Are Looking Up For Down

Posted by on September 26, 2012

When Down decided to release four EP’s over the course of a year, it was essentially done so there wouldn’t be another five year break between albums. That might be a good idea. While the first of the four planned EPs sold nearly 12,000 copies, that’s a far cry from the 29,000 or so that Down […]

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Video: Local H Catch A “Cold”

Posted by on September 18, 2012

It’s likely been a while since you’ve thought of Local H, if you even remember them. The Chicago-area duo have been around since 1987, and are probably best known for their song “Bound For the Floor,” from 1996’s As Good As Dead. At any rate, the pair, which consists of singer/guitarist Scott Lucas and drummer Brian St. […]

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