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Your definitive guide to metal at SXSW

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Right now, downtown Austin is bracing itself for the calm before the storm. In just four days (7), annual music, interactive and film mega-convention South by SouthWest (SXSW) will begin, and won’t let up until the following Sunday (16). Spring break for the music industry, place where bands go to get signed, or place where […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/7: Unsurprisingly, Five Finger Death Punch Have a Number 2 Record

Posted by on August 7, 2013

We’re not always 100% right in our predictions when it comes to album sales. It’s like predicting the weather except 1) we have a high success rate and 2) no one ever cursed us for unforeseen torrential downpours. But in the case of a certain band and the release of the first of two albums […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/31: Metalcore gets back to its Roots

Posted by on July 31, 2013

It’s a slow week for album sales, with only three albums selling over 40,000. However, it’s a big win for We Came as Romans, whose third album, Tracing Back Roots, has a monster first week. For a band whose first album came out not even four years ago, they’ve quickly established themselves. Elsewhere, Mike Portnoy’s new band […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 23rd: Stay Inspired

Posted by on July 23, 2013

Want proof that hard work and perseverance really can propel you to the top? Just look at this week’s leading band. Here’s the list – let’s dig right in!     We Came As Romans, Tracing Back Roots (Equal Vision)   Five years ago, no one had heard of the Michigan metalcore group known as […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 19th – The Ballad of the Nameless

Posted by on July 19, 2011

It’s easy to remember the bands from the ’90s and early 2000s that made waves back when CD sales were still high and chart positions were more competitive. But what about the bands that were on the second tier? These names are often forgotten, left to the back pages of history books and the dusty […]

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