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Tag Archives: Electric Wizard

Record Store Day was successful, metal among top-sold titles

Posted by on April 21, 2015

As anyone at an independent record store this past Saturday can attest, Record Store Day was a huge success. In fact, while vinyl has been on an upswing since 2007, this year’s Record Store Day was even larger. How much larger? Well, vinyl sold 1,500% more than it did the previous Saturday, and Record Store […]

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65 year-old spoken word poet turned on to doom metal

Posted by on April 18, 2015

Do you like Electric Wizard? If so, your heart is about to be warmed. As one of the most popular doom metal bands, not only does their music touch discerning metal fans everywhere, it also extends to African American poets in their ’60s. A Reddit user posted the following yesterday, with the title “Hello, I’m […]

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Metal Power Rankings: A Big 4 band names their 2

Posted by on April 3, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. While Megadeth’s guitar and drum lineup had been rumored  for a […]

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Metal Power Rankings: It’s a short way to the top if you’re AC/DC

Posted by on January 9, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. AC/DC log another week up top based on their appearance at Coachella […]

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Metal Power Rankings: AC/DC rocks a second week at the top

Posted by on December 19, 2014

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week, AC/DC shows staying power, Mastodon tops some year end […]

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Electric Wizard announce US tour for 2015

Posted by on December 16, 2014

The UK’s Electric Wizard have announced on Facebook that they’ll be embarking on a full US tour in early 2015. Tagging along will be Satan’s Satyrs, who share a member in Electric Wizard bass player Clayton Burgess. This will be the first full tour the band have done of the U.S. since 2002, which is pretty insane. Vocalist and guitarist Jus […]

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Matt Brown’s Top 10 albums of 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014

As the year in music winds down,  we’ve given plenty of artists a chance to reveal their favorite music of the year. Now it’s our turn. We’ve already given you Zach Shaw’s, Nick DeSimone’s, Anthony Maisano’s, Chris Colgan’s and Chip McCabe‘s. Contributor Matt Brown, who also co-hosts WTSR/Trenton’s metal show “Chainsaw Symphony,” has offered his top ten list as well. […]

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Rolling Stone turn in a surprisingly solid top 20 metal albums list

Posted by on December 11, 2014

Most of the time when Rolling Stone writes about metal, it’s done pretty dismissively or covering bands much more mainstream, like Metallica. That’s why we weren’t all that surprised then their list of the top 50 albums of 2014 only contained one metal album, Yob’s Clearing the Path to Ascend. However, they’ve pretty much atoned for that […]

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Spinefarm senior director of marketing Tim Brennan talks label goals, signings

Posted by on November 14, 2014

While Finnish label Spinefarm Records has been part of the Universal Music Group since 2002, they’ve only recently started making inroads in America. Last year, the label hired former Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin as worldwide GM of the label, and made a few other strategic announcements in the United States. Since then, they’ve been on somewhat of […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: The Return Trip

Posted by on October 8, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Was last week’s list of debuts not robust enough for you? Then perhaps you’ll find this week more to your liking because Christ on a bicycle, do we have numbers for you. Doom metal […]

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