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Photos/Review: Hellfest 2017 was One Hell of a Ride

Posted by on June 26, 2017

As promised, Hellfest 2017 was “One Hell of a Ride” For three day; over 120 bands took over the small town of Clisson, France.  Proving that Hellfest is quite possibly the greatest metal festival around today, dare I even say Ever! “Are you ready for some awkward Canadian prog metal?!?!” –Devin Townsend The opening day […]

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Saxon robbed at Sweden’s U Rock festival

Posted by on June 2, 2017

Last night (1), British heavy metal giants Saxon performed at the U Rock Festival at the Campus Arena in Umea, Sweden. During their appearance, someone managed to sneak into their dressing room stealing their passports, wallets, and phones. Since then, a few members have been able to travel but there are crew members who are […]

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Record Store Day 2017 Metal and Hard Rock Preview

Posted by on April 19, 2017

The tenth annual Record Store Day is fast approaching! This Saturday, record stores nationwide will be releasing some great new records to add to your vastly growing music collection. It’s a long list of new limited edition releases, but let’s check out what they have to offer for Heavy Metal & Hard Rock. New to […]

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Avenged Sevenfold, Darkest Hour, Dillinger Escape Plan among Record Store Day exclusives

Posted by on March 9, 2017

The 10th annual Record Store Day to celebrate independent record stores is coming up on Saturday, April 22nd. And while there’s been a degree of backlash about how good the day is for both record pressing plants and smaller bands that have to wait for months to get vinyl pressed because Toto is coming out with an […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 28th – Nightmare

Posted by on October 28, 2016

Let me start out this week by saying that very little surprises me in the world of new releases. The amount of advance research and preparation that goes into this column on a weekly basis is considerable, and because of it, I not only know what is coming out each week, but also what is […]

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Record Store Day 2016 releases unveiled

Posted by on March 10, 2016

As sales of digital downloads and compact discs continue to fall and streaming continues to rise, there’s one big exception, and that’s vinyl. In fact, in 2015, vinyl sales increased 30 percent, to nearly 12 million. There are several reasons for this. Apparently, millennials are leading the cause, because there’s something cool and  retro about […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/13: The charts look very different today

Posted by on January 13, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, shit. I tried not to be a downer last week in the first MBN of the year despite it only being a week after Lemmy’s death. But now we’ve got another legend that […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/16: Put the charts on ice

Posted by on December 16, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Christmas is in a week, and that means children (and some adults too) are hoping against hope they’ll have a white Christmas. Of course, this all depends on where they are in the world […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/9: The charts have skeletons (and Danzig) in the closet

Posted by on December 9, 2015

 Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We’re pretty much settled into that time of year where you can count the number of noteworthy metal releases on one hand. The end years lists are being posted and soon we’ll hunker down […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/2: Rushing the holidays

Posted by on December 2, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Ah, December. Some love it, some hate it. For the rest of us, we embrace the oncoming chill of winter as the metal gods intended (unless you’re in Florida, in which case, punch a […]

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