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Amplified: France’s Praetoria brings the thrash

Posted by on March 14, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] The first thing I thought in checking out France’s Praetoria and their debut album, Mirror of Modernity was “these guys need to tour with Revocation.” That’s no minor compliment of course, but this band would compliment […]

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Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes returns to Paris after Bataclan Theater attack

Posted by on December 7, 2015

For the first time since the tragic attack on the Bataclan theater in Paris, France back in November, vocalist/guitarist of the band Eagles of Death Metal, Jesse Hughes, has returned to the city according to DailyMail.co.uk, which also has photos of him arriving at the airport. This is the first time that the band has […]

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Dissident Aggression: Crown – Natron

Posted by on August 28, 2015

There is a very distinct possibility that when we look backwards upon this era of metal music that we may be looking at something of a golden age. Certainly the internet and various technological advances of our times has allowed a ton of bands to saturate our ears with uninspired and/or hackneyed attempts at creating […]

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Devin Townsend has jam session with French air conditioner

Posted by on July 24, 2015

Yes. You read that title correctly, and no it wasn’t meant to mislead you. Devin Townsend, the strange bald-headed Canadian who masterminded Strapping Young Lad, Ziltoid the Omnicient, and Casualties of Cool has teamed up with a local French air conditioner to work on some new material. With recording starting around 7AM, local time, Devin […]

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Dissident Aggression: Trying On Some New Socks

Posted by on February 28, 2014

We should all know by now where metal gets it’s lineage from.  The well-documented tales of the likes of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Cheer, Rainbow and a host of others are aplenty.  But the tales of those who carry the proto-metal, psych rock torch are still being written year by year.  One band sure […]

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Concert Review: Gojira/Devin Townsend Project/The Atlas Moth

Posted by on January 25, 2013

Following the arrest of Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe last year, and the subsequent cancellation of the band’s tour with Dethklok, it was unclear how long it would be until the tour’s opener, Gojira, would return to North America on such a full scale tour. It was a pleasant surprise to find Gojira casting the opener role aside […]

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