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First wave of bands announced for Decibel Metal & Beer fest: Los Angeles

Posted by on June 17, 2019

Earlier this year, we enjoyed Decibel Magazine’s Metal & Beer fest in Philadelphia as they already had a killer lineup with bands such as Triptykon and Baroness headlining the event (read our review here and here). Today (17th), the first-wave of bands for the second annual festival held in Los Angeles was announced. The event […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/12: Death Angel deliver

Posted by on June 12, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The first Death Angel album I heard was The Dream Calls for Blood in 2013. Between end-year lists and MBN, I saw that album cover everywhere. So when I saw the cover to Humanicide I sort of […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/7: Earth is burning up the charts

Posted by on June 7, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Earth is also on its way to burning up for real, but we’re not talking about that right now. It’s June now, meaning we’re heading into a slew of summer releases. As always, […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/29: Rammstein triumph in Amerika

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It should come as no surprise that Rammstein’s first album in ten years topped the list this week. It’s #4 in pure album sales and #1 on the Billboard 200, which makes this […]

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Interview: Possessed’s Jeff Becerra on continuing his story that was once cut off “so abruptly”

Posted by on May 28, 2019

Possessed, the band that started it all for death metal as 1985’s Seven Churches and 1986’s Beyond the Gates will remain untouchable. Unfortunately, the group’s career went to a tragic halt shortly after the release of 1987’s EP, Eyes of Horror. In 1989, frontman Jeff Becerra was a victim of a failed armed robbery attempt […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/22: Sammy Hagar comes full circle

Posted by on May 22, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I never really had a strong opinion about Van Halen and their various line-up rotations over the years. I know the bigger fans debate all the time about David Lee Roth vs. Sammy […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/15: Amon Amarth go berserk

Posted by on May 15, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Do you have any idea how many times I’ve had to go back and make sure I didn’t spell “Berserker” with a “z”? A lot. Putting the good ol’ B.A. in English to good […]

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New & Noteworthy: May 10th and 3rd, 2019 – Revelations of New Releases

Posted by on May 10, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week is a double feature, and brings us new music from Amon Amarth, Myrath, Whitesnake, Possessed and more! For last (two weeks ago) week’s releases you can check out the last […]

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You’ll want to pounce on Possessed’s first LP in three decades!

Posted by on May 7, 2019

It’s been literally three decades since Bay area death thrashers, Possessed have released a complete studio album. Naturally, given the legendary status of Jeff Becerra and company, the expectations are quite high. So, how does this record sound? Well, to be quite honest, it sounds exactly like a Possessed record – with a strong nod […]

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Possessed discuss the origins of death metal in new documentary

Posted by on March 25, 2019

In the support of their new album Revelations of Oblivion, death metallers Possessed have unveiled part one of their documentary series. In this installment, the band discuss the origins of death metal. The band will be releasing their first new record in 30 years on May 10th through Nuclear Blast. Check out their first single here. Check […]

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