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‘Murder In The Front Row’ must-see film to add to your metal doc collection

Posted by on April 24, 2020

  The Adam Dubin directed documentary Murder in the Front Row is based on the 2012 book, Murder in the Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by photographers Brian Lew and Harald Omen. The title stems from a lyric on Exodus’ debut album Bonded By Blood, which states, “Murder in the […]

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Gaming Brings Metal to Unprecedented Audiences

Posted by on April 23, 2020

  Metal fans are some of the most hardcore and dedicated of any subset of the music industry. That said, there is no denying that the genre can seem impenetrable to outsiders. Unfamiliarity with the nuances of metal can make people see it as more of a wall of noise than a legitimate form of […]

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Everything Dies: On The Tenth Anniversary of Peter Steele’s Death

Posted by on April 14, 2020

  The first time I saw Type O Negative, they weren’t even Type O Negative yet. Visiting NYC for, I believe, the second time without my parents for the CMJ Music Marathon in 1990, I wasn’t (technically) old enough to drink, but that didn’t stop me from doing so while taking in as much live […]

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70000tons round 10 2020 explained by members of Trollfest, Carach Angren, The Agonist, etc.

Posted by on March 4, 2020

70000tons of Metal by far surpasses any other metal cruise. It’s more than a fan’s all-access pass hanging out with some of their favorite bands. The overall adventure is a vacation with like-minded individuals surrounded by their metal brothers and sisters. It’s an example of how loving and caring the metal community is as it […]

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Vitriol and Hideous Divinity: two essential reminders why we shouldn’t skip the opener

Posted by on March 3, 2020

  There’s a reason why openers shouldn’t be skipped at shows. Whether you were there for the headliner or not, there can always be a great surprise if you arrived early enough. This past Valentine’s day was a clear example when both Vitriol and Hideous Divinity opened for Abysmal Dawn and Vader at Brooklyn’s Warsaw.  […]

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