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Best of the Rest: Which British Metal Bands Follow “The Big 4?”

Posted by on November 11, 2019

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford recently discussed his one-time ambition to host a show of “The Big 4 of the UK,” which would have emulated The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria involving Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer in 2010. Halford said the UK’s big four would be Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, and Black Sabbath.  […]

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Five shows in NYC you don’t want to miss this week – 11/11/19

Posted by on November 11, 2019

Whether you just saw King Diamond’s New York performance last week or getting ready to see Tool next week (19th) at Barclays Center, there are shows you don’t want to miss beforehand. We compiled a list of five shows that are happening in New York this week – 11/11/2019.   05) Mortician 11/16 @ Saint […]

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Headbangers Brawl: favorite Slayer memory

Posted by on November 6, 2019

  While we’ve shared our thoughts on Slayer’s final world tour, we decided to look back to discuss The Final Campaign. This time around, we are convinced this tour sadly means the official end of these thrash legends. For those who attended the inaugural Exit 111 festival will know Tom Araya announced their appearance there […]

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Liv Boeree: The “Iron Maiden” of the poker world

Posted by on October 29, 2019

The worlds of heavy metal and poker might not seem to have too much in common. One’s played out at ear splitting volume in concert halls and stadiums in front of thousands of diehard fans. The other is conducted in the hush of a casino poker room surrounded by a few interested onlookers. But there’s […]

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The Anchor share track by track guide for new album ‘Breathe’

Posted by on October 25, 2019

Last Friday (18th), the Denver, CO metalcore outfit The Anchor’s new album Breathe arrived via Manic Kat Records. The group and singer Linzey Rae were initially picked up after they went viral from the YouTube series Metal Kitchen. By 2016, the group’s debut album A World Ahead arrived, followed by their 2018 EP Make it […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: Rock n’ Roll hall of fame 2020 snubs

Posted by on October 16, 2019

Yesterday (15th) the nominees were announced for the 2020 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. While we were happy to see artists including Motörhead, Judas Priest, Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails get nominated, we still haven’t seen bands such as Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Slayer, and Megadeth make the cut. When we saw Phil […]

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Fun Ways to Unwind during the Weekend

Posted by on October 9, 2019

Fun Ways to Unwind at the Weekend Routines are useful for keeping a busy life in order, but they can also get in the way of having a good time. When you look back on your experiences at a future age, do you want to see a life filled with work and drudgery or one […]

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Should Musicians Switch From Smoking to Vaping

Posted by on October 9, 2019

  There was a time when smoking was seen as something rebellious and cool. The habit appealed to people that wanted a classy and unconventional look. The traditional cigarette was an essential part of the image of musicians like Bob Dylan, Axl Rose, and Keith Richards. This influenced teens to smoke, just like their favorite […]

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The Best Ways To Find Collaborators For Your Music

Posted by on October 8, 2019

Until fairly recently, there used to be two ways of making music as a solo musician. You either actively sought out collaborators, or you did all the work on your own. Both work for some musicians. Extroverted musicians often love going out, meeting strangers, and making plans to work together. Many other musicians want to […]

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Five metal travel destinations in the world: the best festivals

Posted by on October 1, 2019

Many people travel not to just spectate the beautiful scenery of other countries, but also to listen to their favorite music. Metal-lovers admire such an experience as extreme music can be heard world-wide in full freedom and loudness.  Azkena Rock, Spain Spain is one of those nations where residents love excitement and do anything to […]

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