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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Where was the metal at the VMA’s?

Posted by on August 31, 2015

Yesterday, after our annual tradition of not watching MTV’s Video Music Awards, we saw an article on Metal Injection that made us laugh. “The Most Metal Moments of the MTV VMAs 2015” was, well, nothing. And as was fitting to a channel that barely plays any music any more, there wasn’t a ton of music to […]

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Interview: Battlecross discuss their Rise to Power

Posted by on August 31, 2015

While Battlecross have been a band for 12 years now, they’ve only been in the national spotlight since 2011, when Pursuit of Honor, a re-recorded version of their debut album Push Pull Destroy, was released on Metal Blade. With their third album, Rise to Power, out now, we caught up with guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala to talk about the new album, […]

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Baroness debut “Chlorine & Wine” live at Leeds

Posted by on August 31, 2015

On Friday, we got the semi-surprise announcement that Baroness were releasing a new album in December. With that, we got a new song, “Chlorine & Wine,” that came with a nifty animated video. The band waited a full two days (8/30) before debuting the song live at the Leeds Festival. It didn’t take long for anxious […]

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At the Gates read from The Book of Sand

Posted by on August 31, 2015

At the Gates just released a live-performance music video for “The Book of Sand” from their latest album, At War With Reality, which debuted at #51 when it came out last year. The video was filmed fairly recently, at the Rockstadt Extreme Festival in Romania on August 15th. Vocalist Tomas Lindberg explained the meaning behind the song in a 2014 interview […]

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Slayer Cast the First Stone with new song

Posted by on August 31, 2015

We’ve heard a handful of the new Slayer album already, via the title track, “When the Stillness Comes” and “Implode.” With its imminent release (September 11, in case you forgot), the band have unveiled a new track via Adult Swim’s singles series. And while “Implode” and “Where the Stillness Comes” were pretty average, “Cast the […]

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Slayer releases Best Buy exclusive “Repentless” single CD

Posted by on August 31, 2015

In anticipation for their upcoming September 11th release, Repentless, Slayer has teamed up with Best Buy to release an exclusive CD single for the album’s title track. The single comes with a live version of “War Ensemble,” however it is still unknown which show the track was recorded at. There were only 4,500 copies pressed, […]

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Ozzy working on a “really special” new album

Posted by on August 31, 2015

What’s Ozzy Osbourne up to these days? Well, we’re not sure what’s happening with Black Sabbath yet, but he has stated that after the next Black Sabbath album, there will be an Ozzy Osbourne solo album, his first since 2010’s Scream. That’s a long ways away, and there’s no real timeline. It was back in April […]

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Disturbed scores fifth consecutive #1 album, Ghost debuts in top 10

Posted by on August 31, 2015

While you’ll be getting a full recap soon with Metal by Numbers, we thought it was worth mentioning that with the release of their sixth studio album, Immortalized, Disturbed have one again debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. According to Billboard, this feat makes them “only the third group to have achieved […]

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Protest the Hero to play Kezia in Canada

Posted by on August 31, 2015

Protest the Hero released their debut album Kezia back in 2005. Now, a decade later, the band will be playing the album in its entirety with their original line-up on a 12-date tour across Canada. The band made the announcement on their official website: “We have been waiting to announce this little gem for a while now! Ever since […]

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Huntress cancel touring in September

Posted by on August 31, 2015

In an interview with Revolver earlier this year, Jill Janus of Huntress was diagnosed with uterus cancer. Now officially cancer free, doctors are ordering her to rest, which means the band won’t be touring in September with Avatar, Gemini Syndrome, and First Decree. Said Jill Janus in a statement on the band’s official website: “Two months ago I had […]

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