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Pitchfork reveal their ‘Best Metal Albums of 2018’

Posted by on December 19, 2018

Pitchfork has unveiled their list of “The Best Metal Albums of 2018.” A few selections were predictable such as Deafheaven, Pig Destroyer, Skeletonwitch, Sleep, Voivod, and Yob. They surprisingly excluded a few albums such as Behemoth, Judas Priest, and especially, Greta Van Fleet. All jokes aside, Pitchfork went ahead and alphabetically shared their list of 21. […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/14: Have a saxy Valentine’s Day

Posted by on February 14, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So it’s Valentine’s Day, and if you’re reading this column chances are you either don’t care, forgot and now have to run out and buy flowers for your significant other, or you’re snuggling your […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/7: Chart catharsis

Posted by on February 7, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Machine Head’s new album was the center of a lot of chatter in the metal world in the first month of 2018, and the majority of it was mixed to say the least. Our […]

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Portal debut new song, structure on “Phreqs”

Posted by on November 27, 2017

If there’s one thing that was always awesome about Australia’s Portal, it’s just how, well, confusing they were. Not only did they wear masks and cloaks long before Ghost, but the combination of two eight string guitars and bass, all with weird tunings led them to be more an experiment in noise and heaviness than […]

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Recap: Maryland Death Fest 2015

Posted by on May 27, 2015

If you’re a metalhead who haven’t been living under a rock or born 2 hrs ago, you already know this past weekend was Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. The extreme metal fest, in its 13th year, has been growing exponentially from the past years. What started as a humble festival with bands like Suffocation, Dying Fetus and […]

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Philip Anselmo working on ‘secret’ death metal project

Posted by on May 19, 2015

During a Q & A session conducted at the Spooky Empire 2015 in Orlando, FL this past weekend, multi-band frontman Philip Anselmo discussed many topics, including new Superjoint Ritual, new Philip Anselmo and the Illegals, and even new music for a “secret death metal project with some secret other guys from across the equator…” which he added “It’s […]

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Behemoth go dark for Messe Noire

Posted by on April 8, 2015

There may not be another Behemoth album for awhile, but at least there’s another new video from their latest album, The Satanist. Directed by Zev Deans, the new video is for the track “Messe Noire” (french for “Black Mass”), and “is dedicated to the life and memory of H.R. Giger,” who passed away last May. Said Behemoth’s Nergal, […]

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Superjoint Ritual to reunite for Housecore Horror Fest

Posted by on August 19, 2014

Last year’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Fest was enough of a success that they’re doing it again. And if the first performance of Eyehategod since the death of longtime drummer Joey LaCaze at least year’s festival was a once in a lifetime event, then the festival has upped the ante this year. Philip Anselmo’s band […]

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Maryland Deathfest 2015 lineup taking shape with Neurosis, Triptykon among headliners

Posted by on July 16, 2014

If it seems like only a month and a half ago that Baltimore was the destination for extreme metal fans and bands from around the world, that’s because it was. But the Maryland Deathfest has wasted no time in announcing the first round of bands for the 2015 incarnation of the fest. Neurosis is playing, and so it Triptykon, […]

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Top 10s of the year from Abigail Williams, Beyond the Shore, Kyng, Venomous Maxiumus and Luder

Posted by on December 5, 2013

As 2013 sputters to a close, it’s time for everyone to look back at the year in music and reflect on what they listened to the most. It’s a little unfair to compartmentalize an entire year of music into a top ten list, but that’s exactly what we’ll be doing starting later this week. We […]

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