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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sleepy New Year!

Posted by on December 31, 2013

Well, this was bound to happen eventually. Sleep might not be playing a ton lately, but when they do play a pair of shows to kick off 2014, they’ll have some pretty amazing merch. You can have your ugly Christmas sweaters (no, seriously, just take them), this is some swag you’ll want to show off […]

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NYC Mayor’s daughter is a metalhead

Posted by on December 30, 2013

On Wednesday, Mayor elect Bill de Blasio takes office as the Mayor of New York City following a 12 year run by Mike Bloomberg. And while the new Mayor’s rise from a New York City public advocate to assuming the helm of America’s largest city is interesting enough, his family’s might be even more interesting. […]

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This Venom rejection letter from EMI is the best

Posted by on December 30, 2013

According to journalist and record label owner Bart Gabriel, when Venom submitted their demo to EMI in 1980 (the year after Iron Maiden was signed to the same label), they were met with the following response from the label. Of  course, getting rejected from EMI seems to have not affected the band that much. The […]

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New Iced Earth album streaming now

Posted by on December 30, 2013

You don’t have to wait until January 21st to hear the new Iced Earth album, Plagues of Babylon. In fact, you can hear the entire album below, courtesy of Spotify. Plagues, the band’s 11th studio album, is the second one featuring onetime Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block. You’ve previously gotten a chance to hear both the title […]

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Here’s that Linkin Park/”Gangam Style” mashup you didn’t ask for

Posted by on December 30, 2013

If someone were to ask what Linkin Park and Psy have in common, one of our first answers would be that we haven’t thought about either in quite some time. Yet someone (namely Rosalinisama and Triple-Q) thought enough of last summer’s viral video hit and LP’s debut album Hybrid Theory, to make a mashup of the […]

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Review and Photos: The Devil Wears Prada 8:18 Tour with The Ghost Inside, Volumes, and Texas In July 12/18/13

Posted by on December 27, 2013

I was fortunate to catch The Devil Wears Prada on their headlining tour in support of their new record 8:18, on the third-to-last date of their 7-week-long tour, as they came through Worcester, MA, bringing along supporting acts, The Ghost Inside, Volumes, and Texas In July.  The Worcester Palladium wasn’t sold-out that night, but the […]

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April 10 Is Now Nirvana Day

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Nirvana was recently announced as one of the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the ceremony set to take place April 10. In honor of the occasion, April 10 has been declared Nirvana Day (not to be confused with the Mahayana Buddhist holiday Parinirvana Day in February). Well, maybe it hasn’t […]

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The Sword, O’Brother, and Big Business To Tour In 2014

Posted by on December 27, 2013

The Sword, O’Brother, and Big Business have tour dates set in 2014 for March and April. Other dates are expected to be announced.

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Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Christmas might be a time to spread holiday cheer with your loved ones, but that’s not always the case. Take, for example, Red Lamb and former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz. He spent Christmas in jail after being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. South Florida’s Gossip Extra reports that the 50 year-old Spitz was booked into […]

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Happy birthday to King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Today is King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill’s 56th birthday. 2012 was a tough year for him. First, he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for a month. Thankfully he was able to make a recovery. Midway through the year, it was announced that the band would tour again. However, his troubles weren’t over yet. […]

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