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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pantera gets shout out at the Academy Awards ceremony

Posted by on February 29, 2016

Earlier this year, we found out actor Christian Bale got himself into some good ol’ heavy metal for his role in the Academy Award-nominated film The Big Short. The film was nominated for many awards this year and one of the categories it won was the “Best Adapted Screenplay” which during its listing at the Oscar’s […]

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Amplified: Vultures, Wolves, and Locusts? Some Nerve

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If tempo is what you crave, holy cow is Houston’s Some Nerve exactly the prescription. The band describes themselves as a mix of crossover thrash, crust, and skate punk, which is a pretty apt summation overall: Vultures is their second EP, this one being a concept record that follows a social outcast connecting spiritually with animals. […]

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Ill Niño announce North American tour to celebrate 15 years anniversary

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If you’re older than 20, you may remember the boom of nu metal bands coming out at the beginning of this century like Drowning Pool, Taproot and Ill Niño. While most of us completely forgot about these bands, apparently some of them are still playing nowadays and still have fans around to support them, like […]

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Powerman 5000 accuses ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ of plagiarism

Posted by on February 26, 2016

Remember Powerman 5000? The nu-metal band’s biggest hit was “When Worlds Collide,” which was pretty popular upon it’s release in 1999. Perhaps popular enough to have been ripped off 11 years later for a Final Fantasy game, even. We’re not sure why it took Rob Zombie’s younger brother Spider One (ed note: probably not his real […]

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Dissident Aggression: Inverloch – Distance │ Collapsed

Posted by on February 26, 2016

It is safe to say at this stage of the game that death metal is currently enjoying quite the renaissance. That’s not to say that the genre withered and died at any point, or that there weren’t quality acts to be found. On the contrary, since the genre’s inception there have always been acts you […]

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New & Noteworthy, February 26th – The Giant

Posted by on February 26, 2016

The release calendar picked up at a great time, backing up one of the most anticipated releases of the entire year. Almost every metal genre is represented today, and it is all top-notch quality. It’s good to have a stocked release calendar again! Check it all out!   Anthrax, For All Kings (Megaforce) Anthrax’s triumphant return […]

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Surprise: Deep Purple’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction is already drama-filled; Let’s recap…

Posted by on February 26, 2016

We were one of the first to scream in joy “about damn time!” when the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced it would finally induct Deep Purple this year. We also knew, though, that their induction would cause quite a lot of drama. After all, not only has Deep Purple gone through a crap […]

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New Babymetal song “Karate” kicks ass

Posted by on February 26, 2016

Yesterday, Babymetal released a teaser clip for their sophomore album, Metal Resistance that featured a brief snippet of the album’s first single, “Karate.” After getting premiered on BBC Radio One yesterday, the song made it’s online debut today via Vevo and Spotify. Metal Sucks describes the song as a “metalcore/Sumeriancore hybrid, only not as dated-sounding […]

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Rob Zombie release lyric video for new single “Well, Everybody’s F**king In A U.F.O.”

Posted by on February 26, 2016

When Rob Zombie gets in work mode, he really goes all out. Zombie has a new strangely-titled album coming out on April 29th and we got a snippet off it when Corpus Christ, TX station C101 shared a few seconds of “Well, Everyboyd’s Fucking in a  U.F.O” but now we get to hear the full song […]

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Petition to remove Kid Rock from inducting Cheap Trick into Rock Hall launched

Posted by on February 25, 2016

Change.org has done little to nothing to make actual change, except for convincing the Food & Beverage Magazine to name the classic Jack & Coke drink a “Lemmy.” But that’s no obstacle for some to make a difference in this world and still hope someone somewhere will listen to them. Late last year, a new set of […]

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