Author Archives: Danielle Bruno

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn: Coldplay fan

Posted by on September 24, 2014

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn recently discussed the current state of metal music and his love for “stark pop” with Metal Hammer. When asked about the overall well being of metal in 2014 Flynn he said “it all goes in cycles.” According to Flynn “We kind of had a little bit of a peak in the mid-2000s […]

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Ready for Riot Fest?

Posted by on September 8, 2014

While summer festival season is almost a memory,  it’s not quite over yet, as Riot Fest is coming to Chicago this weekend. The festival will occur over the span of three days with headliners including The National and The Cure. Riot Fest began in 2005 when music fanatics looking to have a monumental concert booked a […]

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Mayhem Fest giving back to military via ‘Metal of Honor’ charity

Posted by on July 8, 2014

When we caught up with John Reese a few weeks ago about the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival a few weeks back, we talked about a lot of things, but one thing we neglected to mention his charity work. Since 2011, Reese has been giving back to the community via Metal of Honor, a charity […]

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System Of A Down drummer crowdfunding side project, These Grey Men

Posted by on June 17, 2014

System of a Down hasn’t exactly been coming up with new material recently, however their drummer John Dolmayan is raising money for his covers project titled These Grey Men. You wouldn’t necessarily expect a member of a multi-platinum band to need to crowd-fund, but John explains that the project is being developed without a record […]

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Universal Music India signs Midhaven, their first metal band

Posted by on June 11, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/7Nc-TFVxJeo[/youtube] Metal music in India has never exactly integrated itself as a popular genre – until now. Universal Music India just signed Midhaven, a sludge-metal band hailing from Mumbai. The band was formed in 2011 by 19-year-old Karan Kaul, a student from HR College in Mumbai, along with Abhishek Sawant and Shreyas Rane. In 2013 […]

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Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz is playing with a broken rib

Posted by on June 4, 2014

We  already know that Alissa White-Gluz was good enough to make the cut to become Arch Enemy’s latest vocalist, but just how tough is she? Tough enough to play shows with broken bones, for one. During the bands European tour Alissa crashed into a stage riser during one of the concerts. She has decided to […]

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Iron Maiden or Metallica? Ulrich Responds to Dickinson while Mogwai takes sides

Posted by on June 3, 2014

Bruce Dickinson has been stirring up the argument that Iron Maiden is better than Metallica, but who’s the judge? Back in 2011 Dickinson repeated a claim he made previously to Metal Hammer Magazine saying “I got into trouble for saying that we’re better than Metallica […] and, it’s true!” Both Metallica and Iron Maiden will […]

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Unreleased Led Zeppelin song? Why not?

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Although they’re not technically a metal band, Jimmy page’s guitar riffage, Robert Plant’s howls, and John Bonham’s animalistic drumming made Led Zeppelin one of the hardest-rocking bands of the late ’60s and ’70s, and left us all wanting more when they broke up in 1980 following Bonham’s death. Now that hunger will finally be fed […]

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Chino Moreno releases new ††† (Crosses) video

Posted by on May 6, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/2xlhx0RhA_M[/youtube] Yesterday ††† (Crosses) frontman Chino Moreno put up a video for the the band’s new song “Telepathy.” The video shows the main character in different versions of thermal, making the scene transitions as easy as blurring the colors. And while Chino’s other band deftones appeared to be on a hiatus until 2015, that now appears […]

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Welcome to Slam City, population: Suicidal Tendencies

Posted by on April 22, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/efYZ4-fGDR8[/youtube] While Suicidal Tendencies’ 11th album, 13, was released last year, the band decided to wait until Easter (or as they called it, EaSTer) to unveil a video from the album. “Slam City” is about moshing, and as you’d expect, t here’s plenty of pit action in the video. The bands Facebook page reads “Sometimes you […]

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