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The Contortionist, Nothing More to team up for 2018 tour

Posted by on November 7, 2017

The Contortionist really stepped up their game on this year’s Clairvoyant. Heavy and progressive, but also melodic and accessible, it’s music that begs for a wider audience than the admittedly wide metal audience they already have. And now it seems like that’s about to happen. The band have announced that they’ll be heading out on the […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/1: Robert Plant’s got the fire

Posted by on November 1, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive the chart information necessary to complete MBN last week, so I’m a week behind over here. Hope you all had a happy and metal Halloween.   Notable Debuts:  Robert Plant, […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/8: Marilyn Manson has a heavenly debut

Posted by on October 18, 2017

Sometimes it’s awkward to write about album sales in 2017, specifically when it comes to bands and artists with longstanding careers. You have to put out qualifiers like “it’s a good debut but it’s nowhere near their best.” Take Marilyn Manson for example: he’s our to debut this week with 32,000 copies sold. Now, that’s […]

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Metal by Numbers 10/11: Primus are Primed

Posted by on October 11, 2017

Hello, Matt Brown here returning to bring you the charts once again. Well, mostly. It’s another week where we’ve only got sales numbers to display. But good lord do we have along list of debuts, fifteen to be exact. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that with less than three months to […]

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Metal by Numbers 10/4: Even Mastodon’s EPs sell

Posted by on October 4, 2017

  While we cover a solid handful of hard rock (like, y’know, Foo Fighters) along with the metal, there’s no reason for us to cover other types of rock that’s less guitar-driven. However, it should be noticed that the umbrella of “rock” has landed a solid amount of #1 albums this year. The Killers just […]

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Metal by Numbers 9/27: Foos, Nothing More, The Contortionist debut high

Posted by on September 28, 2017

There’s been some debate about whether or not we should include Foo Fighters in Metal by Numbers. Are they metal? No, and we’re pretty sure they’d be the first to tell you that. However, Dave Grohl was responsible for his solo project Probot, which featured everyone from Max Cavalera and Lee Dorrian to Wino and […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 15th, 2017: The New Music We Show Ourselves

Posted by on September 15, 2017

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 pretty big one and features releases from Nothing More and The Contortionist, as well as the debut album from Prophets of Rage. If you would like to check […]

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The Contortionist reimagine their sound with surprisingly melodic song

Posted by on June 5, 2017

When we interviewed prog-metallers The Contortionist last year, we were taken by how melodic and ambient their last album Language was. When asking Michael Lessard if that would make it’s way onto it’s follow-up, he replied:  Potentially yes, but we never know what the album is going to sound like until we sit down and start […]

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Between the Buried and Me announce ‘Colors’ 10 year anniversary tour

Posted by on May 16, 2017

Progressive metallers Between the Buried and Me spent a decent amount of time on the road in support of 2015’s Coma Ecliptic by performing it in its entirety and it’s now available on CD/DVD. The band are hitting the road again this fall and this time, they are bringing Colors with them. To celebrate the […]

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Here’s the The Contortionist guitar/sax medley you didn’t know you needed

Posted by on April 5, 2017

We’ve written about the saxophone and metal before when we did our list of the top five sax players in metal. if we ever update it, we’ll have to throw Norma Sax in there. She teamed up with the band Inherent for “The Saxtortionist,” or a medley of songs from  The Contortionist. Inherent, a Spanish […]

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