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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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New & Noteworthy, March 5th – Two Lives Worth of Reckoning

Posted by on March 5, 2013

As promised last week, we have a deluge of European releases coming today, along with some domestic highlights mixed in. Let’s get right to it!     Soilwork, The Living Infinite (Nuclear Blast)   The publicity for this album has been oversaturated with referring to The Living Infinite as “the first double album in the […]

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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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