Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Dissident Aggression: Coffin Dust – Everything Is Dead

Posted by on April 29, 2016

Once upon a time, genre descriptors mattered much less than they do today. Even now, when some folks look back on metal from its earliest days the music gets tagged with genres that simply didn’t exist at the time. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact it can help those in search of a […]

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Philadelphia bill seeks name, address of every musician playing town

Posted by on January 27, 2016

Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla is either paranoid, delusional or both, according to a new bill that he’s proposed. Billypenn.com reports that the bill would require owners of nightclubs, cabarets, bars and restaurants in town to collect the names and addresses of every band member, rapper and DJ that plays to be stored in a […]

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Dissident Aggression: Ruby The Hatchet – Valley of the Snake

Posted by on February 20, 2015

There was a time when rock was king and metal was but a fleeting glint in the eyes of a certain brand of musician ballsy enough to challenge the parameters of what rock music was and could be.  When the proverbial rain fell, lightening cracked, and Tony Iommi set in motion 45 years of metal […]

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Axl Rose Finally Explains The 2002 Philadelphia No Show

Posted by on February 28, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkjX2R9q1iU[/youtube] I was just 13 years old when I went to see Guns N’ Roses perform at the First Union Center (now the Wells Fargo Center) in Philadelphia on December 6, 2002. Little did I, my friends, and our dads (who we dragged to the show) know that Axl Rose would end up pulling a […]

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Philadelphia Venue Robbed Of $120,000

Posted by on August 5, 2011

As if music amphitheatres weren’t having a hard enough time maintaining revenue, Philadelphia’s Mann Center was robbed by two gunman earlier today. According to Philly.com, two men made off with more than $120,000 in catering proceeds. Catherine Cahill, the Mann’s president and CEO in a statement, confirmed the robbery and that no one was hurt. […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl: Spectrum Getting Demolished Really Slowly Edition

Posted by on November 24, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EohkQb6aE_s&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. For anyone that grew up in the Philadelphia area, The Spectrum was a part of their lives. Home to […]

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No Love for Live Shows in the City of Brotherly Love

Posted by on May 18, 2010

It’s getting tougher and tougher to make a living as an artist, and the city of Philadelphia is trying to make it harder for venues and promoters too. Philly Councilmen Darrell Clarke and Bill Greenlee have put in a proposition for bill No. 100267, which will tack on a new list of requirements and regulations for concert promoters […]

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Photos: Slayer | Mayhem Festival – Camden, NJ | 8.07.09

Posted by on August 11, 2009

“FUCKIN’ SLAYER!” was something we heard approximately 16,349 times throughout the ten-hour day at Mayhem Festival this past Friday. The band killed it (obviously!), opening with “God Hates Us All” followed by “War Ensemble” followed by…our fuckin’ faces were melted off. They also featured “Psychopathy Red” from their upcoming World Painted Blood, which we promise […]

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