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Tag Archives: Testament

Testament’s Chuck Billy “wanted to strangle” Eric Peterson while recording latest album

Posted by on December 4, 2017

Sometimes band members can get a little testy with one another while writing a new album and in Chuck Billy’s case, you might get the urge to strangle your guitarist. The frontman spoke with Canal Metal about the tough writing process of their latest album, The Brotherhood of the Snake and spoke about some intense moments […]

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Interview: Testament’s Chuck Billy talks jamming with Sepultura, 30 years of ‘The Legacy’

Posted by on March 22, 2017

For over 30 years Testament have waved the flag for hard hitting thrash metal, and since their debut full length The Legacy,” Chuck Billy has fronted the band. Large in stature, he looks like somebody that might check your ID at a biker bar, yet his smile lets you know he’s also a gentle giant. […]

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Win a pair of weekend passes to the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival!

Posted by on March 16, 2017

If you’re anywhere on the Eastern seaboard, you’re probably more than aware of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The annual Worcester, MA festival is in it’s nineteenth year now, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Headlined by Testament, Sepultura and Prong on April 21st and Sabaton, Katatonia, Hammerfall and Amorphis on […]

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest adds eight more bands

Posted by on February 28, 2017

The New England Metal and Hardcore Fest has been going strong for 18 years now, and their 19th year is adding to the already-impressive lineup that they’ve already got. Taking place on April 21st and 22nd in Worcester, MA, much the same as in previous years, they’ve divided the days pretty equally by genre. Friday appears […]

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Read the lightning; James Hetfield subject of forthcoming biography

Posted by on January 24, 2017

There are countless books on one of the greatest thrash bands, Metallica. However, over 35 years later, frontman James Hetfield is getting an unauthorized biography. The biography titled So Let It Be Written is set to release on April 11 via Lesser Gods. Lesser Gods provided the following description: With James Hetfield at the helm, Metallica went […]

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Rachel Maddow name-checks Slayer after Trump speech

Posted by on January 23, 2017

You wouldn’t necessarily expect Rachel Maddow to be a metal fan, and she probably isn’t. That doesn’t mean the MSNBC talk show host hasn’t spoken about extreme metal in the past. When she was covering the 2012 Republican national convention back in 2012, she mentioned that Tampa, where it was being held, was a death […]

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Interview: Alex Skolnick, publisher Tom Bejgrowicz talk ‘Unbuilt’ magazine

Posted by on January 17, 2017

With so much of 2016 being about things going away, it was nice to hear about something being created instead, which is why it was refreshing to hear about Unbuilt. In a world where print journalism continues to shrink almost daily, a culture and lifestyle publication magazine that’s only available physically is an attention-grabber. Then there’s the names […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/11: Sales play it safe

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debut week drought continues, but it seems we’ll be seeing more action in the weeks to come. In the meantime however, many albums have reappeared on the charts thanks to a combination of […]

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Guest post: vaping replacing smoking in the music industry

Posted by on January 10, 2017

When it comes to a health-conscious lifestyle, metal isn’t the first thing you’d immediately think of. The image most of us have of musicians is one that revolves around, well… sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – drinking, smoking and hard partying. Throughout their careers, icons like Lemmy were hardly ever photographed without a cigarette, nor Slash and countless others, […]

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Alex Skolnick’s holiday miracle

Posted by on December 27, 2016

  Self-storage units have grown in popularity over the years. Many trust strangers to keep their sacred belongings behind a locked door. There are 2.35 billion square feet of self-storage units in the United States alone, and while we live our hectic lives, items continue to populate as space diminishes, convincing many to throw sentimental […]

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