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St. Anger Gets Some Respect On Its Tenth Birthday

Posted by on June 5, 2013

On this day a decade ago, I was caught up in a frenzy of people excited about a new Metallica album. It was all my friends and I could talk about. It was going to be everything that we had wanted for so long. Metallica was going to be heavy again. Metallica was going to […]

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Michael Keene of The Faceless Talks Upcoming Covers Album, Adventure Time Aspirations

Posted by on May 30, 2013

Michael Keene is the guitarist singer/all around mastermind of The Faceless. He is also a genuinely fun guy to chat with. I spoke with Keene last year and we discussed his in-the-works solo album and stand up comedy dreams. I decided to follow-up on those projects and managed to get Michael to open up about the next Faceless […]

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My First Band: Machine Head, Paradise Lost, Opeth, Brendon Small, and BTBAM

Posted by on April 22, 2013

Phil Demmel of Machine Head The first band that I was in was called On Parole and we were… It was the early 80’s so there’s a lot of Iron Maiden influence and, kind of like, Van Halen, Riot. A lot of those rock – they were probably known as “metal” back then – but […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary to Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Posted by on April 11, 2013

Nothing will make you reflect on your own mortality like realizing that a piece of metal history that seems so classic and timeless is a mere four months older than you. This was the realization that I had this morning. Twenty-five years ago today Iron Maiden released their seventh studio album, Seventh Son of a Seventh […]

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Best Metal Performances At SXSW

Posted by on March 20, 2013

6. Howl MetalSucks presents South By South Death at the Dirty Dog Prior to this performance I was only casually acquainted with the band’s fifth full length Full of Hell, which is quite solid. Since then, Vincent Hausman dropped the guitar to focus fully on vocals which seems to have been beneficial for the band. his performance […]

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My First Band: GWAR, The Faceless, BtBAM, Nachtmystium

Posted by on March 11, 2013

Everything has to start somewhere, and this fact is no different for our metal heroes. Over that past few years I have been asking some of my favorite artists the question “What was your first band called and what did it sound like?” and here are their answers. Oderus Urungus of GWAR Oh, my first […]

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The Best Thing Ever Of The Day – Devin Townsend “Deconstructing Badgers “

Posted by on March 8, 2013

So, Devin Townsend had some downtime during the recording of Deconstruction and made this… If you are not one of the 17 million people aware of what the hell this is, here is your context. Your day is now better. You’re welcome.

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My First Band: Devin Townsend, Ayreon, Fear Factory, Stolen Babies, & God Forbid

Posted by on March 1, 2013

Everything has to start somewhere, and this fact is no different for our metal heroes. Over that past few years I have been asking some of my favorite artists the question “What was your first band called and what did it sound like?” and here are their answers. Devin Townsend Well, I guess I was […]

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Devin Townsend Discusses His Epic Workload, James Hetfield

Posted by on February 20, 2013

Devin Townsend is the mad Canadian mastermind behind the Devin Townsend Project, all things Ziltoid and the former mainman of Strapping Young Lad. Prior to his Sacramento performance at the Ace of Spades, Townsend and I met in a shady alley that smelled like burgers to discuss his current tour, his upcoming self-induced music release […]

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Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me Talks Current Prog tour, Supergroups and Vegan cuisine

Posted by on February 11, 2013

Paul Waggoner is the guitar wizard in the progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me. The band is currently on tour with prog rockers Coheed & Cambria and instrumental post-metal band Russian Circles. Before leaving for tour, Paul and I chatted via telephone about weird tours, his early days as a musician, success, the Super Bowl, […]

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