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Tag Archives: Brant Bjork

Metal by Numbers 10/4: Even Mastodon’s EPs sell

Posted by on October 4, 2017

  While we cover a solid handful of hard rock (like, y’know, Foo Fighters) along with the metal, there’s no reason for us to cover other types of rock that’s less guitar-driven. However, it should be noticed that the umbrella of “rock” has landed a solid amount of #1 albums this year. The Killers just […]

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Royal Thunder get heavy with “Sinking Chair” video

Posted by on April 12, 2017

For the most part, Royal Thunder’s just-released Wick is very much a rock record, with the Atlanta quartet exploring melodic midtempo music anchored by Mlny Parsons’ voice. Their just-released video for “The Sinking Chair” shows them at their heaviest. And not just on Wick  – it might actually be the fastest and heaviest song the band have ever […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/13: What new sorcery is this?

Posted by on October 13, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you thought that Opeth’s continued avoidance of their death metal roots would hurt album sales, you’d be wrong. While Sorceress didn’t sell as much as Heritage did in its first week, it did sell more than […]

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Corrosion of Conformity (with Pepper Keenan) expand tour dates

Posted by on September 15, 2015

If you like the early to mid-90s incarnation of Corrosion of Conformity when they embraced their inner Skynyrd and made the stonerrific albums Deliverance and Wiseblood, then you’ve got reason to rejoice, as they’ve announced a run of dates later this year that includes the Deliverance-era version of the band that includes Down’s Pepper Keenan. […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: 20th anniversary albums we’d like to hear live

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Earlier today, Korn confirmed that in honor of their self-titled debut album turning 20 this year that they’d be playing it in it’s entirety. Whether you like Korn or not, this makes sense. The album essentially jump-started nu-metal, and while the band have gone on to become more poppy/electronic/what have you, their first album is […]

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What’s on John Garcia’s ‘Mind?’

Posted by on July 15, 2014

Former Kyuss and current (?) Vista Chino vocalist John Garcia says that he’s been planning on releasing a solo album since he turned 18. It’s only coming to fruition now, and John Garcia will be released on Napalm on August 4th in the United States. “My Mind,” which leads off the album, features former Garcia’s former […]

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Vista Chino Drummer Brant Bjork’s Top 5: Stoner Rock And Metal Bands

Posted by on August 5, 2013

If anyone can be considered an expert of weed-inspired music, it’s Brant Bjork. Not only was he the time keeper behind seminal stoner rockers Kyuss, but continues the tradition with Visto Chino (also featuring his Kyuss bandmate John Garcia). In anticipation of the group’s debut album Peace, out September 3 via Napalm Records, we asked […]

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Vista Chino’s Brant Bjork On Stoner Rock, Band’s New Album, Kyuss’ Legacy

Posted by on June 13, 2013

I caught up with Vista Chino drummer Brant Bjork shortly before the band’s debut performance at the Orion Music + More Festival. And while it was technically their first performance as Vista Chino, they’d been playing as Kyuss Lives! for the past few years. A lawsuit prevented them from continuing on with that name, despite […]

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Orion Music + More Wraps Up Triumphant Second Year

Posted by on June 10, 2013

As soon as they announced the lineup of last year’s Orion Music + More Festival. it was apparent that Metallica were doing things differently. While anyone could have slapped together a solid two-day lineup of heavy bands, the world’s biggest metal band brought country, plenty of indie rock and a brass band to play the […]

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Members Of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dropkick Murphys, All Shall Perish And More Talk Playing Orion

Posted by on June 7, 2013

This Saturday and Sunday, Detroit’s Bell Isle will be taken over by the 2nd Annual incarnation of the Orion Music + More Festival. Metal Insider will be there, giving you frequent updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundtracking, as well as on the site. To get in the mood for this weekend, we asked some of the bands […]

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