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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Metal By Numbers 3/30: Another Lively Week

Posted by on March 30, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week sees a handful of new releases making their debut, five of whom making it into the top 200. However, for the second week in a row, the top metal and hard rock […]

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The Human Abstract Announces Tour

Posted by on March 30, 2011

The Human Abstract will be hitting the road this Summer with Scale The Summit, This Or The Apocalypse, Letlive, No Bragging Rights, and Across The Sun.

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Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien To Be Slayer’s New Fill In Guitarist

Posted by on March 30, 2011

The unfortunate news is that apparently guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still not healthy enough to rejoin Slayer on the road. And to add onto that grief, Exodus’ Gary Holt, who has been filling in since the band started their Australian tour, won’t be available to help out Slayer past their upcoming European tour. Fortunately, though, […]

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Hot Topic Shuttering ShockHound

Posted by on March 30, 2011

Looks like there’s one less place to buy H.I.M. shirts online now, as Hot Topic’s online retailer, Shockhound.com, is shuttering in May. Actually, the site was a decent place to buy DRM-free music, and had some decent original content to go along with the retail part of the site. Shockhound had just launched in October […]

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HD Radio Shoots Itself In The Foot Again

Posted by on March 30, 2011

Remember when HD Radio was supposed to be terrestrial radio’s savior? The digital signal boasted surround  sound, it was a lot clearer than a normal broadcast signal, there were additional substations on HD2 and HD3 bands, and best of all, it’s free once you buy an HD-compatible radio. But with all the choices available to […]

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Bassist Jonathan Miller Quits Devildriver

Posted by on March 30, 2011

Last December, bassist Jonathan Miller took time off from Devildriver to enter rehab for a drug and alcohol addiction. However, now it would appear that his departure from the band is permanent. Miller announced that he has left Devildriver for good, releasing the following statement: “I just wanted to thank all of the Devildriver fans around […]

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Sin-Atra Compilation Streaming Online

Posted by on March 29, 2011

Sin-Atra, a new album featuring interpretations of songs by Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring Devin Townsend, Joey Belladonna, Dee Snider and many more, is currently streaming in its entirety over at AOL Music.

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Video: Barricade At Iron Maiden Show Collapses

Posted by on March 29, 2011

Iron Maiden’s Rock In Rio live performance was enough proof that fans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil love the band. But an incident that occurred at the band’s recent show in Rio further proves that point. Unfortunately, though, video of the incident is more of a scary sight than the DVD of the 2000 live […]

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More Special Guests Confirmed For Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on March 29, 2011

Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy) will be joining Devildriver and Jamey Jasta’s tribute performance to Black Flag at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, while Cherie Currie of The Runaways will be joining Volbeat during their performance.

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William Shatner To Receive “Honorary Headbanger Award” At Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on March 29, 2011

That’s right, not only will Captain Kirk himself be on hand at the Revolver Golden Gods this year, but he’ll also be receiving an award. It’s been revealed that William Shatner will receive the “Honorary Headbanger Award” at this year’s metal award show. This award is bestowed upon a celebrity figure outside of the metal […]

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