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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Metal By Numbers 4/30: Buried by sales

Posted by on April 30, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Oddly, we have more debuts this week than last week’s post-Record Store Day charts. Granted, not all of these releases were as  highly anticipated as a Metallica demo, but still a good week for […]

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The bassist of Lionfight might be a racist

Posted by on April 29, 2015

California metalcore band Lionfight are about to hit the road in support of an EP they just finished up. And while the tour doesn’t have a date in Baltimore, they might not want to go there after the racist comments bassist Bryan Patrick Cole made online. In a since-deleted post, the bassist shared a video […]

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Coliseum let anxiety’s kiss loose online

Posted by on April 29, 2015

The latest Coliseum album, Anxiety’s Kiss, is all set to come out on May 5th, and can be streamed in its entirety below. This new album was produced once again by J. Robbins, the second studio album that he’s produced, and third overall that he’s worked on with the band. Said vocalist / guitarist Ryan Patterson on working with Deathwish again: “We […]

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Listen to Stone Sour covers EP while they plot the next two

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Stone Sour like playing covers – that much has been established. First we heard them take on a Metal Church for the horror film that author and frontman Corey Taylor appeared in. Then they followed that up by announcing a Record Store Day-only EP, Meanwhile In Burbank… That EP had covers of Alice In Chains, […]

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Baroness side project Valkyrie shares new song

Posted by on April 29, 2015

There have been enough textures throughout Baroness’ three albums that it’s obvious guitarist Pete Adams knows what he’s doing. Valkyrie, his side project with his brother, Jake, recently emerged from dormancy and will be releasing Shadows on May 19th. The album, their first in eight years and first on Relapse, will be supported by a […]

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Instagram to take a shot at music

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Of all the social networks out there, the last one to really havea really  significant music presence was MySpace. Many bands both big and small opted to have MySpace pages instead of web pages, which of course backfired on them when everyone moved on to Facebook.  And while the overall hugeness of Facebook has led […]

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SIG:AR:TYR ready new album release

Posted by on April 29, 2015

After a 5 year wait, the Canadian dark folk outfit SIG:AR:TYR have finally announced the release of  their new album Northen this fall via on a label to be announced. The band’s mastermind (and sole permanent member) Daemonskald had the following to say about the album: “The album deals with the end of the Viking […]

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Kerry King shuts door on Dave Lombardo returning to Slayer

Posted by on April 29, 2015

If you’re one of those fans who want to see Slayer’s original lineup on stage once again, we’ve got bad news for you, which should come to no surprise to anyone at this point. Metal Hammer decided to shatter everyone’s dreams by reiterating Dave Lombardo’s current relationship with Slayer and asking Kerry King about the […]

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Tourniquet’s lyric video is pretty gruesome

Posted by on April 29, 2015

The newest lyric video from Tourniquet is a pretty gruesome affair. The imagery in, “The Slave Ring,” show the horrors of dog fighting and some of the audio clips will break your heart. Ted Kirkpatrick, Tourniquet’s drummer and lone founding member, spoke about the theme of his latest album: “What happens to animals — all animals — matters greatly to me. There […]

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Exclusive: Earthside premieres new song The Closest I’ve Come

Posted by on April 29, 2015

Let’s be honest, instrumental prog rock is a required taste. Yet there’s something irresistible about it when done right. Enter Earthside, a young band that excels at crafting cinematic prog.  That’s why we’re excited to premiere “The Closest I’ve Come”, a song off their soon to be released debut A Dream In Static. Although they […]

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