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Metal love songs that aren’t ballads

Posted by on September 16, 2019

  A metal love song doesn’t have to be a ballad. Metal bands of many different styles have at least one tenderness-driven tune. There’s nothing unusual about having love as the theme of the song as it doesn’t always define the genre and vice versa. When it comes to music education, the ability to compose songs […]

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Have you ever tried to write lyrics for metal songs?

Posted by on September 6, 2019

Have you ever tried to write lyrics for metal songs? It’s not as easy as one might think. To start, the majority of lyrics for metal songs are written in English even when the band is from a country with a different mother tongue. English lyrics are more understandable all over the world, so if […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: What do we REALLY think of Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’?

Posted by on September 6, 2019

Tool are not one of those bands who make one listen albums, you have to give their music time to breathe. So much time that according to Maynard James Keenan, the new Tool album was “fantastic eight years ago.” While one of us has written a review for Tool’s first album in thirteen years, Fear […]

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These games pay tribute to some of the legends of metal

Posted by on August 30, 2019

These games pay tribute to some of the legends of metal  Gaming, and in particular casino gaming, has always had close ties with the world of metal and hard rock. Ace of Spades, one of those metal songs familiar even to those who ordinarily listen to classical or K-pop, is all about the turn of […]

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KISS said goodbye to NYC (again) on End of the Road tour – 8/20/19

Posted by on August 21, 2019

Many said goodbye to KISS on their Farewell tour back in 2000. The group has obviously resurrected from the dead and have been livin’ it loud for nearly two decades. These legends have released two albums since their prior farewell run with 2009’s Sonic Boom and 2012’s Monster, as well as toured across the globe […]

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How Metal Music Positively Affects Fans’ Health

Posted by on August 20, 2019

Studies have shown that metal music has many positive effects on the mental health of enthusiasts that listen to this type of music.

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Headbangers Brawl: Ranking Slipknot albums

Posted by on August 9, 2019

Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind has finally arrived today (9th) via Roadrunner Records. This marks the group’s overall sixth studio effort as it was just twenty years ago when the band released their self-titled debut. After waiting five years for a new album, we decided to have a headbangers brawl on ranking […]

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Aerosmith at 50

Posted by on August 8, 2019

  Aerosmith at 50 362. That’s the collective age of Boston’s best-loved and most enduring hard rockers, and as Aerosmith enters its 50th year of existence, there can be few septuagenarians who could even imagine still cutting such a dash, without any hint of irony, as the bad boys of rock. Sure, the Stones have […]

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Headbangers Brawl: So what do we think of the new Tool song?

Posted by on August 7, 2019

Today (7th), Tool have released their first official song in thirteen years. While we thought Friday (2nd) was a big day when the band’s entire back catalog was released on digital streaming services, we now have a real taste with the title track “Fear Inoculum.” With that being said, we decided to have a Headbangers […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl: best Tool songs to stream

Posted by on August 2, 2019

Today is a big day for Tool fans as the group’s entire back catalog has been released overnight on various digital streaming platforms. Here are the links to direct you for each individual album: 10,000 Days, Lateralus, Ænima, Undertow, Opiate.    Maynard James Keenan commented: “Our obsession with, and dream of, a world where BetaMax and […]

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