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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Cassette Production sidelined due to magnetic tape shortage

Posted by on October 16, 2019

The cassette resurgence has been dealt a setback, as a shortage of high-grade gamma ferric oxide is making it almost impossible for production to continue. According to a letter from cassette manufacturer National Audio Company, Inc. president Steve Stepp (reported on by label Hausu Mountain), the worldwide shortage of high-grade ferric oxide is due to […]

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Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” First 80s Music Video to Hit One Billion Views on YouTube

Posted by on October 16, 2019

Guns N’ Roses have made history as the video for their hit single “Sweet Child O’ Mine” has become the first music video released in the 1980s to reach one billion views on YouTube. “#GNR fam made this moment. #SweetChildOMine has hit over 1 billion views on @youtubemusic 🌹,” reads a post from the band […]

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Guns N’ Roses fan banned from live shows following song leaks

Posted by on October 11, 2019

A Guns N’ Roses fan has been barred from seeing them for life thanks to a recent string of song leaks that was linked to his name. Rick Dunsford was waiting in line to see the band play in Wichita, Kansas on October 7 when he was pulled out by security officers. Said Dunsford in […]

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DevilDriver cancel MegaCruise appearance due to Dez Fafara’s wife’s cancer diagnosis

Posted by on October 10, 2019

  DevilDriver have pulled out of their appearance on this weekend’s MegaCruise. The announcement comes with the news that frontman Dez Fafara’s wife, Anahstasia, was diagnosed with cancer. “Today my world is BLACK my wife and best friend @mrsfafara was told yesterday she has cancer,” reads a statement Fafara made on his private Instagram account […]

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Flaw fires Tommy Gibbons over plagiarism scandal

Posted by on October 8, 2019

Flaw has fired guitarist/bassist Tommy Gibbons. The move comes in light of the band’s recent plagiarism scandal, wherein they were accused of lifting five nearly full songs on their latest album, VOL IV: Because Of The Brave. “It is with a heavy heart I have to announce that we have parted ways with guitarist/bassist Tommy […]

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Album Review: ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ by The Darkness

Posted by on October 4, 2019

If rock’s purpose in the world was ever in question, leave it to British rockers The Darkness to explore the subject in depth. That’s exactly what the band does on their new album Easter Is Cancelled, a cinematic loose concept album that pulls from classic metal musical tropes to discover the power of rock. There’s […]

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Thy Art Is Murder drummer reveals reason for absence

Posted by on October 2, 2019

It’s been more than a year since drummer Lee Stanton has performed with Australian metal band Thy Art Is Murder. Now, Stanton has reemerged, citing a focus on his mental health as the reason for his absence. Stanton shared the following post on the band’s social media: “First off, I’d like to apologize [sic] for […]

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Slayer sells more than $10 million in merch so far during farewell tour

Posted by on October 2, 2019

  Slayer has been on an extensive farewell world tour over the last year and a half, and now we’re finding out just how successful it has been so far. According to Pollstar, the band’s management says these thrash giants have sold more than $10 million in merchandise on this tour so far. Merchandise is […]

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Interview: Northlane’s Josh Smith talks writing ‘Alien,’ Australian music scene, new bassist, & more

Posted by on September 20, 2019

When Australian metalcore band Northlane released their fifth studio album, Alien, on August 2 (order here), they presented to the world a personal project unlike they ever had before. Exploring the trauma vocalist Marcus Bridge endured as a child and the way it shaped him as a person, the album’s dark, chaotic, intense vibe struck […]

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Code Orange to appear animated in upcoming Issue of ‘Heavy Metal’

Posted by on September 19, 2019

  Pittsburgh, PA hardcore punk / metal band Code Orange will be gracing the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine issue 295. The band will be animated into a story called “The Hunt,” which is presumably based off their 2018 collaboration with Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor. The band shared the news on Twitter yesterday […]

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