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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sumac festival appearance and tour run announced

Posted by on May 29, 2015

We knew that Aaron Turner’s new band Sumac was going to be a beast. Their debut album, The Deal, came out this past February on Profound Lore Records, they’ve played a few shows, and soon they’ll be playing the Sled Island Festival in Canada in late June. Then in August the band, which also includes drummer Nick Yacyshyn from Baptists, will […]

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Children of Bodom part ways with guitarist

Posted by on May 29, 2015

No, that headline’s not talking about Children of Bodom singer/shredder Alexi Laiho, but the band’s longtime rhythm guitarist Roope Latvala, who has been with them for the past 12 years.  The band’s statement reads as follows: Dear COB Hatecrew, we need to share something with you at this point. Our friend, brother, and a guitar player […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman plays with broken finger

Posted by on May 29, 2015

The Dillinger Escape Plan is one of the most intense live bands out there, with absolutely no regard for safety. That’s what makes them so interesting and unique, and what that means is that injuries will occur every now and then like the one that just happened to guitarist Ben Weinman. Just imagine the following […]

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Dissident Aggression: Maruta – Remain Dystopian

Posted by on May 29, 2015

At the end of the day what really is the difference between Death Metal and Grindcore? Is it the speed at which each is normally played? The technicality involved? Is it simply that one style tends to vary in its delivery slightly more than the other? Certainly they are two delicious fruits borne from the same, seemingly improbable, […]

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Brendon Small to perform Dethklok’s The Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem live

Posted by on May 29, 2015

The mastermind of the animated death metal band Dethklok, Brendon Small, will perform The Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem with collaboration of Anthrax’s Scott Ian and The Paul Green Rock Academy showband in New York this coming July.   The concert will take place a week after a workshop where both musicians will have with the students of the academy at […]

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Stryper have “Fallen” for October release of new album

Posted by on May 29, 2015

With a bit of social media wizardry, Bravewords has rounded up some more info on the new Stryper album coming out later this year. The new album, Fallen, and will be out this October, followed by a tour in 2016. Said co-founding vocalist / guitarist Michael Sweet on Twitter: “It takes a lot to get me really excited and […]

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Ghost releasing a “Meliora” album

Posted by on May 29, 2015

More details of the new Ghost album have come out – hopefully. The last time information on a new album leaked out (like the Meliora album title, producer Klas Ahlund, mixer Andy Wallace), the Ghost camp sarcastically replied with, “We are apparently releasing an album soon. Can anyone please give us the title and the release date?” Well, according […]

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Black Sheep Wall tour diary: installment 3

Posted by on May 29, 2015

On Sunday, the tour between fellow California sludge bands Black Sheep Wall and Colombian Necktie draws to a close. As proud sponsors of the tour, we’ve been bringing you a tour diary from Black Sheep Wall. You can read installments one and two with from drummer Jackson and guitarist Scott, respectively. And now, as the tour […]

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Till Lindemann wants an abortion

Posted by on May 28, 2015

Until recently, the primary way you were able to hear Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann sing was in German. It’s his native language, and hearing his signature baritone singing in a foreign language made everything seem just that much more sinister. However, all of his project with Hypocrisy’s Peter Tagtgren, simply titled Lindemann, is sung in […]

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Vattnet Viskar reach for glory with new song

Posted by on May 28, 2015

The fifth music video from Vattnet Viskar’s has arrived, and it’s as majestic as the rest of their current visual offerings. “Glory,” taken from their upcoming 8-track album, Settler, is their newest music video, made once again by the multimedia artist Josh Graham. He made music videos for The Dillinger Escape Plan’s “Unretrofied,” and “Panasonic Youth,” and is the Creative […]

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