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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Civil liberties update: Bandcamp giving to ACLU, Acrassicauda thought we were being punked

Posted by on January 31, 2017

If you’re reading this in the United States and you’re not a Native America, congratulations, you’re an immigrant. And whether you’re for or against President Donald Trump’s suddenly-enacted executive order suspending immigrants, even those with green cards from entering the country, it’s certain that it was enacted without all that much thought. Ten years ago, Heavy Metal […]

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Godsmack & Avenged Sevenfold to headline Las Rageous, in Las Vegas

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Las Vegas is no stranger to shows… but Live Nation has upped the ante, by bringing its inaugural festival “Las Rageous” to the Sin City this April 21st and 22nd. Some of today’s biggest hard rock and metal names will converge on iconic downtown Las Vegas, taking over two square blocks in the heart of […]

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Metallica releases pro shot footage of “Confusion” in Beijing

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Metallica recently performed in Beijing for the first time. During this once-in-a-lifetime event, the band gave a live debut of “Confusion.” We did find a small clip of this performance, shot far away from a fan. Luckily, Metallica released professional footage of the song’s live debut. Check it out!  

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Asia/King Crimson’s John Wetton passes away at 67

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Cancer, the next grim reaper, has taken legend John Wetton from us the age of 67. We are sad and shocked to hear about this news. His passing happened early this morning after suffering from a long battle with colon cancer. The multi-instrumental and vocalist’s genius career kicked into full gear during his time with King Crimson […]

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Video premiere: Lattermath explore proggy “Caves”

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Boston prog-metallers Lattermath will be self-releasing their debut full-length album worldwide on March 10th. Today, however, we’re psyched to bring you the premiere of the album’s “Caves.” Very melodic, but also a bit djenty, if you’re a Protest the Hero or Periphery fan, you’ve just found a favorite new band to follow. The  band have been […]

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Interview: Jeff Waters talks Annihilator’s ‘Triple Threat,’ favorite guitarists

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Jeff Waters can never be accused of not presenting his fans with something musically challenging, different from the glut of stagnation within the metal marketplace, and true bang for the buck. Waters, and his musical alter ego, Annihilator, has operated at a pace of a new studio album just about every two years, consistently, since […]

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Avenged Sevenfold calls former label “imbeciles” for getting trolled by a wrestler

Posted by on January 31, 2017

When Avenged Sevenfold surprise-released The Stage, it might not have resulted in the sales bonanza they were hoping for, but it was certainly an interesting way to roll out an album, and it’s probably the first time ever that a wrestler wound up trolling a record label. By posting a fake release date on his Instagram […]

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70000tons of Metal could include a final performance for a Therion member

Posted by on January 31, 2017

70000tons of Metal is considered the biggest and best metal cruises out there. Starting tomorrow, metal fans from all over the world are convening on a boat to see sixty bands play twice in four days. However, the year’s lineup could potentially be the final performance of Therion guitarist and founding member Christofer Johnsson, depending on a possible […]

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Pro-shot footage of CJ McMahon’s Thy Art is Murder reunion surfaces

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Vocalist CJ McMahon’s exit from Australian deathcore band Thy Art is Murder turned out to be a short one, as about one year later, he announced his return. You’ve even gotten a chance to hear a new song from the band with their singer in place. He rejoined the  band for the Unify festival, and […]

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Amoeba asks what’s in Lars Ulrich’s bag

Posted by on January 31, 2017

Remember independent record stores? There’s not that many left, but California chain Amoeba Music is one of the great ones, and they’re still flourishing. One of the things that keeps them vital is that they promote themselves, like their “What’s In My Bag?” series, in which musicians pick out music, books, and more from the store […]

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