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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Relapse signs Baroness guitarist’s side band Valkyrie

Posted by on July 31, 2014

As Baroness continue to gain popularity with each album, the Relapse band seem to be following the lead of another Relapse band, Mastodon. That’s not to say that they’re about to leave Relapse, and now we know their guitarist, Pete Adams isn’t about to either. His band Valkyrie has signed to the label for an […]

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Exodus unveil album artwork, release date for ‘Blood In, Blood Out’

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Details are starting to trickle out about Exodus’ 10th album. Blood In, Blood Out will feature, for the third time, vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza. It will also feature a guitar solo from none other than former member Kirk Hammett, who went on to play in some other band. And now we know what the album cover looks like. […]

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Blake Judd announces that Nachtmystium is not ending, just changing

Posted by on July 31, 2014

This is some of the best news we’ve seen today: Blake Judd has apparently decided that Nachtmystium is not ending after the release of The World We Left Behind. Thanks to an interview with Metal Mayhem Underground (uncovered thanks to our friends at MetalSucks), we now know that Judd plans for the band to continue, but […]

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Meshuggah will release 25th Anniversary DVD in the fall

Posted by on July 31, 2014

A quarter-century ago, the Meshuggah EP was recorded, and before anyone really knew what was happening, the entire landscape of metal changed just a few years later as Meshuggah grew to become one of the most influential bands on the planet. Way back in February, drummer Tomas Haake teased us with the announcement that new releases […]

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Rob Zombie will crowd-fund his next horror film “31”

Posted by on July 31, 2014

When he’s not rocking stages with some of the most elaborate set pieces and wildly costumed support cast known to music, Rob Zombie is a horror movie director with an impressive resume to his name. His last film was 2013’s The Lords of Salem, which he directed and produced independently. Earlier today, Rolling Stone published an […]

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Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun discusses crowd-funding while on a label contract

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Two years after the release of Wintersun’s second album, Time I, fans are anxiously waiting for information regarding the release of its follow-up, Time II. Today, band mastermind Jari Mäenpää took to Facebook to discuss the obstacles facing the album’s production and the possibility of crowd-funding the album. Some of the most striking details revealed in the post […]

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Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida: “It’s like being the first round pick of the NFL draft”

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Hernan “Eddie” Hermida had big shoes to fill when assuming the vocal duties for Suicide Silence. One of deathcore’s most popular rising bands, they’d just signed with Nuclear Blast when singer Mitch Lucker died in a motorcycle accident. Hermida, who’d been in All Shall Perish, stepped into the vacant slot like he’d been in the […]

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Here’s Kelly Osbourne getting her head bit off by a shark

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Last night, the SyFy Network broke the internet by airing Sharknado 2: The Second One. The sequel to last year’s cheese-fest recorded over 215,000 tweets with the #sharknado2 hashtag, roughly about twice the number of celebrities that had cameos in the film. Al Roker, Robert Hays, Judah Friedlander, Wil Wheaton, Vivica Fox, Pepa from Salt N’ […]

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High On Fire to tour for free

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Like High on Fire, but on a budget? Good news. The fine folks at Converse have teamed up with the band to present the inaugural Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour. The opener for the East Coast tour is Blackest, while SoCal’s Arctic will be the West Coast opener. Tickets for the five-date tour were made […]

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Amplified: Song premiere from Colombian Necktie

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] For our inaugural Amplified column, we bring you Los Angeles’ sludge merchants Colombian Necktie. The quintet’s debut full length, Twilight Upon Us, will be out next month, but we’re debuting the song “Sleepwalking” today. The song […]

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