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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dimebag Darrell’s grave vandalized, desecrated; photos posted on social media

Posted by on February 28, 2015

There are a number of metal news sources that are reporting that the grave of the late Lance “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott, guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan, was recently vandalized and defaced. The supposed culprit appears to be a former vocalist of a Fort Wayne, IN blackened death/thrash/crust band called Nuclear Hellfrost. The incident appears to have […]

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Metal Power Rankings: Iron Maiden are troopers

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. Iron Maiden’s announcement that they’ve got a new album pretty much done […]

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The metal world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who many knew simply as Mr. Spock from the Star Trek TV and film series died at the age of 83 earlier today (27). Nimoy announced this past year that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband passed due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year Nimoy […]

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Sam Dunn of Banger Films Discusses new VH1 Series Rock Icons; Dave Mustaine to be featured

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Rock Icons is a brand new docu-series on VH1 classic by Banger Films, featuring some of the biggest and most influential names in rock and roll. It premiered this past Saturday on VH1 Classic, and featured the lead singer and bassist of Rush, Geddy Lee. Sam Dunn, founder of Banger Films/music anthropologist recounts how Rock […]

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Wilson bring their f**kery to Razor and Tie

Posted by on February 27, 2015

We really enjoyed Wilson’s debut album, Full Blast Fuckery, when it came out a few years ago. The band’s live show is what really sold us. There’s a marching band drum, ridiculous party-on lyrics and when we saw them, each show had a chicken wing eating contest (which we participated in). It would’ve been nothing if […]

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Headbangers Brawl: The pros and cons of Century Media being acquired

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Century Media is working on getting acquired by one of the big three major labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, and Universal). While he wouldn’t comment on how negotiations were going, label founder Robert Kampf did supposedly confirm his interest in an acquisition in order to “give Century […]

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Enslaved get gloomy with One Thousand Years of Rain

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Enslaved have posted a lyric video for the song, “One Thousand Years Of Rain” from their latest album In Times which comes out March 9th. This version of the song is a edited, shorter version than what you’ll hear on the actual album. Said guitarist & composer Ivar Bjørnson on the bands’ 13th album: “I was so deep into the songs and ideas […]

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Death Angel added to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Just when you thought that the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival was done adding bands, they’ve gone and added more. A few days ago on the Festival’s Facebook page, a post simply read “DEATH ANGEL.” Now we can confirm that they are indeed on the bill. They’ll be playing on Friday, April 17th, right before […]

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Amplified: NevBorn craft their incredible atmosphere “Between The Skies”

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Extreme music is great and all, but a great love of mine is post-rock and metal. Especially in the winter, there’s nothing better than a good post record to envelop you, ideally with as much […]

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Billy Corgan would knock Kanye West out

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Both Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and raging egomaniac Kanye West hail from Chicago, but that’s pretty much where their similarities end. While Yeezus is a big fan of pop music, taking to the stage more than once to defend Beyonce, Corgan had some choice words for both pop music and West, according to the […]

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