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Headbangers Brawl: Which Big 4 band will retire first?

Posted by on October 27, 2016

2016 will turn out to have been a banner year for the “Big 4” of thrash metal. Megadeth and Anthrax released well-received albums that are high points of their recent years, and Metallica will release what’s probably going to be the best-selling metal record of 2016 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, Slayer are still on […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Traveling for shows, What do you jam to?

Posted by on September 16, 2016

Heavy metal fans are a dedicated group. We often spend hundreds or thousands of dollars a year, and many hours traveling to and from shows to see our favorite bands. It is not out of the question for fans to drive 2,3, or ever 4 or more hours to and from a show in a […]

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Headbangers Brawl: On the Dio hologram

Posted by on August 9, 2016

Four years ago, in the wake of Tupac’s hologram appearance at Coachella, we debated the legitimacy and future of holographic performances. While a few other deceased artists have been resurrected in holographic form since then, we at the time thought someone like Wendy Dio would be less than interested in rolling out a hologram version […]

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Headbangers Brawl: How bad is Marilyn Manson on this tour?

Posted by on August 2, 2016

As this week’s Remember When points out, Marilyn Manson has come across as a bit of a mess on stage lately. More specifically, video of Manson’s set in Heresy, PA last month has made many question just how drunk or high the shock rocker has been while on tour with Slipknot.   But hey, sometimes […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Did Linkin Park keep metal alive?

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, was released in 2000, and it instantly took off. Because of songs like “One Step Closer” and “In The End,” the album eventually sold 10 million copies. Their follow-up, Meteora, was nearly as successful and the band’s blend of nu-metal crunch and pop craft has kept them in the spotlight […]

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