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Black Star Riders guitarist Damon Johnson quits, replacement announced

Posted by on September 17, 2018

Black Star Riders guitarist Damon Johnson has decided to leave the band at the end of this year to focus on his solo career and session work. The group announced Stone Sour’s Christian Martucci will be his replacement starting on January 1st, 2019. The group shared the following statement: “Black Star Riders are proud to […]

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Saxon Flies into DC with the Black Star Riders on the Firepower Tour

Posted by on March 20, 2018

This past Sunday in the nation’s capital, England’s Saxon and LA’s Black Star Riders brought their classic sounding metal to the beautiful new Anthem music venue on Washington D.C.’s Southwest waterfront.  Both bands were opening for Judas Priest.  More on those guys here. Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show introduced the show that […]

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Las Rageous returns in 2018 with A Perfect Circle and Five Finger Death Punch

Posted by on December 4, 2017

In 2017 the city that never sleeps added a new festival to its monstrous list of events already held yearly. Las Vegas hosted the first annual Las Rageous Music Festival at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to a sellout crowd of 10,000 people a day. Being advertised as an intimate outdoor festival, they are […]

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Judas Priest announce new album, ‘Firepower,’ 2018 tour

Posted by on October 23, 2017

As anyone that’s seen Judas Priest on the tour for Redeemer of Souls can attest, the band’s still got a lot of energy and vitality left in them. Guitarist Richie Faulkner has injected new life into the band, and iconic vocalist Rob Halford, even at 66, still has all the power and energy of many […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/29: Obituary have a dead on debut

Posted by on March 29, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Oh, hello. Missed you all last week. But we’re back with MBN where some things have change, some are the same. For example, Metallica are still in the top ten with Korn and Skillet […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/15: Look at yourself, now back to me, now at the charts, now back to me

Posted by on March 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. What better way to follow up the release of a controversial Suicide Silence album than with a new release from another band that seems universally reviled. Not that you’d know it considering said band […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/8: Suicide’s sales are silenced

Posted by on March 8, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We have twenty debuts listed here, making it the biggest week so far for metal in 2017. Spearheading it is Suicide Silence, and though they’re still the top metal debut of the week, you’ve […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/1: Sales that are Shore to please

Posted by on March 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Some people think puns, like the many found on this website, are the laziest form of humor ever concocted. To those people I say…you’re no pun. Anywho, Lorna Shore is our two debut of […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/22: Overkill grind up the charts

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It was heartening to see Kreator reach a high spot on the charts a few weeks back. Many metalheads will agree that while the Big Thrash Four are of high status for a reason, […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/15: The charts went to see a Star War

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s not every day you find a metal band dedicated to playing select pieces from John Williams’ legendary score with Darth Vader on guitar. But that’s what Galactic Empire is, and the fact that […]

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