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Ghost have a host of awesome openers for Summer tour

Posted by on May 9, 2017

America, you’re going to have a pretty good chance of seeing a Ghost this Summer. And by that, of course we mean the band Ghost. In addition to playing with Iron Maiden all Summer in North America, the band will be doing a number of off dates around them. And while we knew that, we weren’t […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/13: What new sorcery is this?

Posted by on October 13, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you thought that Opeth’s continued avoidance of their death metal roots would hurt album sales, you’d be wrong. While Sorceress didn’t sell as much as Heritage did in its first week, it did sell more than […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/5: Every time I crack the top 10

Posted by on October 5, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Another week, another slew of fall hard rock/metal releases (fourteen to be exact). I talked months ago about how crazy the amount of music coming out over the next two months, and that was […]

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New & Noteworthy, September 23rd – The Great Secret

Posted by on September 23, 2016

Last week’s article featured several albums that have gone relatively unheralded, because media focus has been dedicated heavily to a select few new albums that are forthcoming. This week, we get several more of these “surprise” releases, which will catch many off-guard if they do not closely follow the social media accounts of these bands […]

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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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Baroness Spring Tour Dates Revealed

Posted by on April 1, 2013

We knew it was a matter of time before Baroness started to tour again. John Baizley’s solo acoustic set at SXSW proved that he was more than capable of playing onstage, and even in his post confirming the band’s lineup changes, Baizley said that he and Peter Adams had found replacements. And while those replacements […]

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A SXSW Guide To Metal Events

Posted by on March 8, 2013

With the interactive portion of the 27th annual SXSW festival kicking off today, downtown Austin is transforming into a shitshow of epic proportions. Literally thousands of bands, hundreds of vendors, countless other companies, and a four-story tall Doritos vending machine are transforming the usually semi-sedate streets of Austin into nine days of marketing, branding and music […]

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Grace Perry Of Landmine Marathon: “Metal Has Grown Up”

Posted by on July 18, 2012

Taking the grindcore world by storm is Phoenix’s female-fronted Landmine Marathon. Heavily influenced by genre pioneers Napalm Death, they’ve toured with the likes of Warbringer, Nasum, and Prothestic Record labelmates Skeletonwitch. Personally selected by James Hetfield to play the inaugural Orion Music + More, the band is certainly headed in the right direction. Frontwoman Grace […]

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