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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Want to hear some “new” music from Tool?

Posted by on June 30, 2014

We’ve been waiting for a new album from Tool for quite some time. Even as they keep sporadically touring, it seems like we’re still getting nowhere closer to finally hearing new Tool material. Well last week, guitarist Adam Jones treated fans to new music from Tool… well, sort of. Jones uploaded a short video via […]

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Metallica performed at Glastonbury, had the best response towards critics

Posted by on June 29, 2014

Glastonbury caused a lot of outrage for booking Metallica as one of this year’s headliners. Yet despite the hate, Metallica not only went on to play the festival last night (June 28), but also found a way to poke fun at all the flak they’ve received. First, Metallica sold a shirt at the festival specifically […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Gathering’ by Testament turns 15 years old

Posted by on June 28, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 15 years ago today, Testament brought together one of the most impressive lineups of all time with the release of The Gathering. My first note about this album is…holy SHIT what a FUCKING […]

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Mastodon debut ‘The Motherload’ live; band to play full album?

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Now that Once More ‘Round the Sun is out in stores, Mastodon can finally play some more new songs from it. They’ve been playing “High Road” and “Chimes at Midnight,” since both songs have been out there. Earlier tonight in Amsterdam, the band played album highlight “The Motherload” for the first time, and someone was on […]

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No more ‘tour tax for musicians touring Canada

Posted by on June 27, 2014

For the last 11 months, playing Canada has been an expensive proposition. As of August of last year, new regulations required that any venue with a primary business other than music that booked bands and performers had to pay an application fee of $275/musician that was traveling from outside of the country. That was in addition […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Is punk “rubbish?”

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is usually calm, cool and collected, but when talking to The Guardian earlier this week with punk/folk singer Frank Turner, he went off on a bit of a rant about punk music, calling it ‘rubbish.’ Was Dickinson’s rant just, or has his resentment toward punk something that’s been building up for […]

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Corrosion of Conformity’s IX now available to stream

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Thirty plus years into their career as a band, North Carolina based metal band Corrosion of Conformity is releasing their 9th album, aptly titled IX, and in anticipation for the release they have made the album available to stream via the AV Club. The preorder comes with a download of the first single “The Nectar”, unlimited steaming of […]

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Metallica on playing while getting older: ‘I don’t know how long it can last’

Posted by on June 27, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Metallica’s first album, Kill ‘Em All, will turn 31 years old next month. With the band members’ ages averaging 50 (Robert Trujillo is the only member in his ’40s – until October, anyway), they’re definitely not kids any more. That was one of the topics that was brought up  to the […]

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Meet TesseracT’s new singer, TesseracT’s old singer

Posted by on June 27, 2014

It’s kind of interesting – when you think about it, djent is one of the few genres in which it’s not that unusual to have numerous vocalist changes. Periphery have had more vocalists than they have albums, and TesseracT change vocalists like they change underwear. Now they’ve decided to move on without singer Ashe O’Hara, […]

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Video: Accept stampede all over mountains

Posted by on June 27, 2014

For many, the mere mention of the band Accept calls to mind their petite but powerful former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider. However, for the last five years, Mark Tornillo has been singing for the band, who have gone through somewhat of a creative renaissance since. With their forthcoming album Blind Rage (their fourteenth!) out on August 19th, […]

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