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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Shadows Fall, Devildriver, Charred Walls Of The Damned And More Share Real Life “Spinal Tap Moments”

Posted by on November 11, 2011

We all know why today, 11/11/11, is being dubbed “National Metal Day.” No, it’s not because VH1 Classic says so. It’s because of Spinal Tap! And if you don’t get the significance of the number 11, then stop reading this and go watch This Is Spinal Tap ASAP. But it’s not just the humor that […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 11th – No One Gets Left Behind

Posted by on October 11, 2011

One of my goals with this column is to give exposure to bands that may not be well known to the vast majority of readers. There has certainly been a great deal of that in 2011, as hundreds of underground bands and young up-and-comers have released new albums that we’ve been able to mention here. […]

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