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Author Archives: Benjamin Friedman

Protest the Hero Bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi Won’t Be on Upcoming Tour

Posted by on October 22, 2013

Protest the Hero have been consistently making metal headlines recently, largely due to their groundbreaking album Volition, which is significant because it was produced by a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. It also doesn’t hurt that it featured legendary metal drummer Chris Adler, who filled in for former drummer Moe Carlson. The band now has a new drummer, […]

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Protest the Hero Reveal NSFW Album Art, Streaming New Track “Drumhead Trial”

Posted by on October 2, 2013

Lately, Protest the Hero have had to concede to fans on the internet when it comes to the release of new material off their much anticipated fourth album Volition. Yesterday, the artwork for the album found its way online after a semi-successful, semi-failed preview app crashed. The app involved using “lenses” to view a small part of […]

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Structures Beginning Work on New Album

Posted by on September 9, 2013

Toronto prog-metal quintet Structures (Often stylized as STRUC/TURES) may be young, but they’ve already made an impact in the metal world with their djenty, technical EP All Of The Above and their full length Divided By. The up and coming group has nothing but potential, and they are now set to begin work on their second full-length effort. According […]

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The Ocean and Ash Avildsen Debate Crowd Surfing During Summer Slaughter Tour

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Recently, German post-metal band The Ocean has been making waves (get it?) about crowd surfing (another Ocean joke!) on the Summer Slaughter tour, resulting in a debate with tour founder and Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen. Now, Summer Slaughter is essentially a touring metal festival, but instead of playing outdoor venues such as amphitheaters and […]

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Get Lost in Fleshgod Apocalypse’s “Labyrinth”, Streaming Now

Posted by on August 14, 2013

We’ve already heard a bit of Italian symphonic death metal quintet Fleshgod Apocalypse’s upcoming album Labyrinth. “Elegy” and “Minotaur (Wrath of Poseidon)” are both classic Fleshgod- heavy as hell with some truly demonic orchestral arrangements. Today, they are streaming the entire album via Terrorizer, so you can properly insert 53 minutes of blast beats into your day. […]

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Obituary Successfully Crowdfund New Album

Posted by on August 6, 2013

  Florida death metal pioneers Obituary have been playing metal since 1984. After 25 years in the genre, one tends to gain a pretty solid fanbase. Obituary’s fans came through and helped them successfully crowdfund their upcoming album. They exceeded their original (humble) goal of $10,000, and have currently raised almost $20,000, which will allow […]

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Bringing Soprano Singer On Road; Release Lyric Video for “Minotaur (Wrath of Poseidon)”

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Get your opera glasses out, because Italian orchestra-from-hell Fleshgod Apocalypse are bringing an actual soprano singer on the road with them when they go on tour with Wintersun, Arsis, and Starkill this fall, courtesy of MetalSucks. Fleshgod already keeps it classy by performing in tuxedos (and corpse paint, of course). The fact that they are […]

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In Flames At Work On New Album

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Yesterday, melodic metal giants In Flames posted the above photo, taken from guitarist Bjorn Gelotte’s Instagram, on their Facebook page. Most fans figured out what it meant, but they clarified further when they posted on their Twitter: “So the writing for the new album has begun. Excited? #IF2014”. Meaning, of course, that they are working […]

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Born of Osiris Release Lyric Video for “Divergency”

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Here’s some new music from the upcoming Born of Osiris album Tomorrow We Die ∆live. They’ve already released the song “M∆chine”, which has been a part of their set list on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival as well as an album preview with snippets of each song. “Divergency” is similar to “M∆chine” in that it sticks to the new musical […]

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Tim Lambesis Allowed Out of House For “Therapy”

Posted by on August 6, 2013

Being on house arrest after attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife Meggan is not the only pain in Tim Lambesis’s neck. The As I Lay Dying frontman is now allowed to leave the house, at least temporarily to get “therapy” for a neck injury, reports the San Diego Reader. Why the […]

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