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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sunn0))) to release new album in December

Posted by on September 30, 2015

It’s been six years since Sunn0))) released their last album, Monoliths & DimensionsI. It’s not like the band’s Stephen O”Malley and Greg Anderson have been sitting around, since they have their label Southern Lord to run, and have collaborated with Scott Walker and Ulver in the past few years. However, on December 4th, the drone […]

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Korn have started writing their next album

Posted by on September 30, 2015

Korn are about to embark on their 20th anniversary tour of their debut album – starting tomorrow! They’ve released 10 studio albums since that self-titled record came out, and now there’s word that Korn are working on a follow up to their 2013 album The Paradigm Shift. Said James “Munky” Shaffer in an interview with Billboard: “We’re working […]

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Vinyl making more money than ad-supported streaming is

Posted by on September 29, 2015

As you can see by looking at our weekly Metal by Numbers columns, record sales aren’t what they used to be. Thankfully, metal is still selling, and with a chart like last week’s, its’ still selling well. Hell, to some, physical media is dead, and we’re living entirely in a streaming economy now. And while […]

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Ghost play three songs live for Deezer

Posted by on September 29, 2015

Web-based streaming service Deezer might not have as many worldwide users as Spotify or Pandora, but they do have one thing those services don’t: Ghost. The  band played a three-song set of songs from their top 10–charting album Meliora. Papa and the ghouls ushered in the service’s first-ever metal performance by playing “From the Pinnacle to […]

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Tim Commerford apologizes for inspiring Limp Bizkit

Posted by on September 29, 2015

Rage Against the Machine called it quits in 2000, but they still managed to inspire Fred Durst and the notorious Limp Bizkit. Durst said it was the song “Killing in the Name” that hooked him, and for that reason former Rage Against the Machine bass player Tim Commerford said he feels bad about those unfortunate turn of events. Said Commerford in an […]

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Video: Eye of the Destroyer defile the expired

Posted by on September 29, 2015

We wrote about New Jersey’s Eye of the Destroyer at the beginning of the year, when they were one of our Amplified bands. We dug their old-school death metal sound, and now they’re returning with their debut full-length album, Methods of Murder. The first video from the album, “Defile the Expired,” shows one method of […]

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Watch Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack do meth in 2008 ad

Posted by on September 29, 2015

Black Veil Brides singer Andy Biersack wasn’t always a rock star. In fact, at one time he thought he might be an actor. After turning 18 in 2008, the singer moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and one of those gigs resulted in an ad for the Montana Meth Project. “Jumped” is […]

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Guy brings “hoverboard” to hardcore show, sadly lives to tell the tale

Posted by on September 29, 2015

The Segway went from the transportation of the future to a punchline in Arrested Development and Paul Blart: Mall Cop in almost no time. For some reason, the hands-free version of the scooter, now being called a “hoverboard,” is suddenly cool. Considering it has wheels and doesn’t actually hover, and looks like something you should […]

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This new Caligula’s Horse song is (mari) gold if you like proggy metal

Posted by on September 29, 2015

There must be something in the vegemite in Australia that makes so many good proggy bands originate from there. Along with Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus, new Inside Out signing Caligula’s Horse should definitely be in the conversation. The band’s Bloom will be out on October 30th (October 16th in Europe), but until then, you’ve […]

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After the Burial talk about resuming touring

Posted by on September 29, 2015

After everyone got over the initial shock that The Faceless were touring again, the second shock came from who they were touring with – After the Burial. The last we heard from the band, they’d rightfully pulled out of the Summer Slaughter tour following the heartbreaking suicide of their guitarist Justin Lowe in July. He’d […]

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