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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Find out what Temple of the Dog, Ghost, Black Sabbath and more made on the road

Posted by on November 30, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve had a lot of metal to peruse on Billboard Magazine’s Boxscore, but they appear to be making up for it with this installment. The reunion of Temple of the Dog, Black Sabbath’s last-ever Los Angeles show, some Five Finger Death Punch shows (including the one that was cut short […]

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“Erase Me,” Starkill plead in new video

Posted by on November 30, 2016

While Starkill are currently on tour with Dark Tranquillity, Swallow the Sun, and Enforcer, and somehow managed to release a new music video for “Erase Me” off of their new album Shadow Sleep via Prosthetic Records. Shadow Sleep was released on November 4th which happened to be on the same day when the tour kicked off. […]

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Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams still in pretty bad shape

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Last week, it was revealed that Eyehategod singer Mike IX Williams, who we’d known was having health issues, was in pretty bad shape. Williams’ wife, Michelle Maher-Williams revealed that he needs a liver transplant. Thankfully, the metal community is a close-knit and caring bunch, and a Youcaring page set up by his wife has already […]

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Samples of Xandria’s Theater of Dimensions revealed

Posted by on November 30, 2016

German symphonic metallers Xandria are set to release Theater of Dimensions on January 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records making it a direct follow-up from 2014’s Sacrificium. The new album is promised to be one of their heaviest albums to date as they once explained, “a hyper-emotional affair.” There are quite a few guest vocalists on […]

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Ratt is back for more, but without Bobby Blotzer

Posted by on November 30, 2016

  Of all the ’80s hair metal bands, Ratt is one that’s stood the test of time, at least kind of. It’s hard to deny that “Round and Round” is an epic jam, as are “Back For More,” “Lay It Down” and hell, there’s enough that there’s an unofficial holiday, Ratturday, in which people we […]

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Lamb of God’s Chris Adler is in a reunited… Nitro?

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Remember Nitro? The ’80s glam metal band was known for two things (aside from big hair): Jim Gilette’s piercingly high vocals and Michael Angelo Batio’s shredding and quad necked guitar. In fact, long after the band broke up in 1993, you could still see ads for Gilette’s “metal power” voice lesson ads in the back of […]

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Of Mice & Men’s Austin Carlile gives sad health update

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Even though he spent this summer touring with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile has been living with a rare fibrostic connective tissue disorder called Marafan syndrome. This disorder has been a constant, forcing him to cancel shows in the past. And while he’s taken time off from touring, rest and […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/30: Metallica return with a number one debut (duh)

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Before August this year, fans kept out a casual eye for news of the next Metallica album. It’s been eight years and for a while all we had to go off of was a […]

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The new book ‘Heavy Metal Africa’ explores the uncharted metal scene of an entire continent

Posted by on November 30, 2016

  Author/metalhead Edward Banchs decided to combine his education in African Studies and his love heavy metal into a single book he called “Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent”.  Like a hardcore Dr. Livingstone, Banchs’ book is part travel diary, part historical diagram, and part anthropological survey. Banchs weaves socio-economic […]

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Nightwish’s Floor Jansen thinks Slayer are “dreadful”

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Of the big four bands, Slayer is arguably the most metal. You don’t see Metallica fans carving their logo into their arms. Anthrax don’t have a song called “Angel of Death,” and 6/6 isn’t the International Day of Megadeth. But despite their iconic status, they’re not for everyone. Take, for example, Nightwish singer Floor Jansen. […]

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