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Tag Archives: Escape

Metallica’s James Hetfield reveals which track was never meant to be on ‘Ride The Lightning’

Posted by on March 14, 2017

Many of us are probably thinking about Metallica’s sophomore album Ride The Lightning today since the Northeast is basically “Trapped Under Ice.” Going back to this album that was released well over thirty years ago, could you imagine if it included only seven tracks? James Hetfield admitted one of these unforgettable tunes wasn’t meant for the […]

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Cuban Metal Band Escape Playing New York; Seeking Donations To Help

Posted by on April 8, 2013

Last month in Austin, Cuban metal band Escape played their first ever show in America. Much like  the Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda in Heavy Metal in Baghdad, Escape was a metal band imprisoned by their country. Having grown up with metal influences despite hardships (access to instruments, practice space, social acceptance etc.), the members of Escape […]

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A SXSW Guide To Metal Events

Posted by on March 8, 2013

With the interactive portion of the 27th annual SXSW festival kicking off today, downtown Austin is transforming into a shitshow of epic proportions. Literally thousands of bands, hundreds of vendors, countless other companies, and a four-story tall Doritos vending machine are transforming the usually semi-sedate streets of Austin into nine days of marketing, branding and music […]

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Members Of Testament, Acrassicauda To Help “Unblock The Rock” In Jersey City Tonight

Posted by on June 1, 2012

Remember 2008’s awesome documentary, Heavy Metal in Baghdad? The documentary followed the travails of Acrassicauda, a metal band in Iraq desperate to be free to perform. Not unlike that film, director Tracy Noelle Luz made a film about metal bands in an oppressed country closer to home, Cuba. They Will Be Heard is a film about […]

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