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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Andrew W.K. To Open For Black Sabbath On North American Tour

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Andrew W.K. literally keeps himself busy every second he gets (whether it be breaking drum records, touring with Marky Ramone, or even representing Playtex’s Fresh + Sexy wipes). Now he can add one more thing to his summer schedule: opening for Black Sabbath on their upcoming North American tour. W.K. will be performing a DJ […]

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‘Louder Than Hell’ Authors Discuss Tackling Entire Metal Genre In One Book

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Both respected journalists in their own right, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman combined forces to write “The Definitive Oral History Of Metal.” Louder Than Hell was released last month, and the gargantuan book (736 pages) sums up the beginnings, past and present of an entire genre with plenty of stories, anecdotes and remembrances from the artists […]

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Cro-Mags Suing Harley Flanagan, Webster Hall

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Age of quarrel indeed. About a year ago, the inaugural CBGB Festival was marred by violence when Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan stabbed a current member of the band and a friend of the band shortly before they were to perform at Webster Hall. Flanagan was arrested, spending six days in Riker’s Island, the charges against […]

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Today In Crowdfunding: Mina Caputo Seeking ‘Truth’

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Who: Mina Caputo (former Life of Agony vocalist What For: manufacturing, distribution and promotion of fourth solo album, As Much Truth As One Can Bear Seeking: $35,000 Collected: $1,185 Days Left: 60 Chance of successful campaign: medium The metal world was thrown for a loop several years ago when Life of Agony frontman Keith Caputo […]

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Avenged Sevenfold Reveals New Album Title And Cover Artwork

Posted by on June 27, 2013

Avenged Sevenfold has been posting video teasers of new material over the past two months. Now we not only know when we’ll get to hear the new album, but also what it’s called and what it’s cover artwork looks like. Titled Hail To The King, Avenged Sevenfold’s sixth studio album will be released on August […]

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Tim Lambesis Appears In Court; Next Court Date Set

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Earlier today, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis appeared in court for the first time since he made bail late last month. While today could have been the day that a plea bargain would have been set, it appears that didn’t happen, as he’s due back in court on September 16th, the San Diego […]

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The Westboro Baptist Church Are Not ‘About That Life’

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Attila frontman Chris Fronzak sure knows how to stir the pot. With the recent release of About That Life – what Fronzak calls “the most controversial metal album that exists” – the Twittersphere has been blowing up due to Fronzak’s inflammatory tweets. If getting his rap-deathcore group attention (positive or negative…but mostly negative) was his goal, […]

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DevilDriver Stream “Ruthless” New Single

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Winter is coming…that is, DevilDriver’s album Winter Kills, due out August 27th from Napalm Records. Today, they released the track “Ruthless”, via ARTISTdirect. “The fact is in life you need to be ruthless at points to protect family and what’s rightfully yours” said lead singer Dez Fafara to ARTISTdirect. “It’s definitely one of my favorite tracks on Winter […]

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Watch Murp Shred On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Posted by on June 26, 2013

On last night’s America’s Got Talent, viewers got to meet brother and sister duo Aaralyn and Izzy, otherwise known as Murp. Nine year-old Izzy plays drums, while his adorable six year-old sister Aaralyn sings. The duo got to perform an original song called “Zombie Skin,” and it’s almost enough to make you forget about Juliet. We’d […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/26: Sales Aren’t Looking So Fashionable

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It may look like there weren’t many metal debuts this week. And that’s because there weren’t. Case in point, our top album is from Falling In Reverse, a band who seems to receive more […]

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