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Category Archives: Linkage

Someone At ArtistDirect Is Crushin’ On Five Finger Death Punch…

Posted by on September 28, 2009

Five Finger Death Punch has a ton of fans, enough to possibly put them in the top 10 on this week’s sales charts. They also elicit violent rage from haters. But I don’t think even the most passionate 5FDP aficionado (they must have a nickname, right? “punchers”?) would place the band on the kind of […]

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Musicians May Handle “Speech-In-Noise” Conditions Better Than Non-Musicians

Posted by on August 20, 2009

Wired (by way of Metal Injection) reports on a study by neuroscientist Nina Kraus of Northwestern University that tested both musicians and non-musicians for the ability to understand speech in a noisy environment like a restaurant or crowded party (or metal show). Surprise! Those with musical training are better at focusing on specific sounds. On […]

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Rick Rubin Biography Released

Posted by on August 18, 2009

This sure was a low-key release, but apparently there is a semi-biographical book out about Rick Rubin (who’s significance I hope I don’t need to explain) and his notoriously unorthodox production methods. Rick Rubin: In The Studio got a nice review on Blogcritics, promising a lot more insight into the mysterious and cryptic studio behavior […]

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From Phoenix Suns To Sunn O)))

Posted by on July 21, 2009

Believe it or not, there are other places than Metal Insider to read about your favorite heavy bands. Until today, ESPN.com wasn’t one of them. An astute reader┬ánoticed a post by writer and former NBA forward Paul Shirley on ESPN all about Sunn O))). Shirley, a writer that reminds us of Chuck Klosterman (who is […]

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This Is How You Write An Album Review

Posted by on July 20, 2009

Kudos to Bad News Central, who has cracked the code. The image at right comes from BNC’s track-by-track review for Clutch’s latest, Strange Cousins From The West. I love that they’re all still “out of five”. Jann Wenner, please take note.

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