Tag Archives: SXSW

SXSW officially cancelled due to coronavirus scare

Posted by on March 6, 2020

  SXSW 2020 has officially been cancelled due to fear of the coronavirus outbreak. Forbes has also reported Coachella could be next as this is possibly the first of many major cancelled music events. Despite the swine flu and ebola scares from years past, the coronavirus is what convinced the city of Austin to cancel […]

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Mastodon debut new music during SXSW performance

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Mastodon performed at SXSW over the weekend on Friday (17) at the Empire Garage in Austin Texas and gave a live taste from their new album Emperor Of Sand. The band debuted three songs that we have already heard samples from including “Sultan’s Curse,” “Andromeda,” and “Show Yourself.” Emperor Of Sand releases on March 31st, pre-orders […]

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SXSW threatens to deport international artists that play non-official showcases

Posted by on March 2, 2017

In a little under two weeks, Austin Texas will be overtaken by countless marketing associates, artists, managers, labels, booking agents and journalists for the annual SXSW convention. It’s a legitimate launching pad for many artists from not just around the country, but around the world. However, with the new immigration rules that are not quite […]

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Interview: Shattered Sun vocalist Marcus Leal talks debut album, working with Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Shattered Sun is Victory Records’ latest metal acquisition. The young sextet, from a small town just outside Corpus Christi, TX, has recently been thrust into high notoriety in anticipation of their upcoming full-length debut, Hope Within Hatred. The band caught the attention of Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, and his promotion company Breaking Bands, which we […]

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The definitive guide to metal at SXSW 2015

Posted by on March 12, 2015

Bigger and safer than ever, South by Southwest (or SXSW from here on) kicks off in Austin, TX later this week on Friday (interactive) and a few days after (3/17) for music. South by Southwest has grown from 700 attendees at the inaugural event in 1987 to last year’s 70,000-plus participants. The possibilities during SXSW are endless. Whether […]

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Byzantine release second track from new album

Posted by on March 5, 2015

West Virginia’s Byzantine is gearing up for the April 7 release of their upcoming fifth album, To Release Is To Resolve. And judging by the first song released from it last month, you should probably be, too. Yesterday, the quartet released the second song from the album, called “The Agonies,” via Decibel Magazine. As vocalist Chris “O.J.” […]

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First lawsuits filed in SXSW crash

Posted by on December 19, 2014

Last year, the annual South by Southwest festival was marred by tragedy when a car smashed through a barricade, tearing down a crowded street and killing four. Now the Associated Press is reporting that the first round of lawsuits have been filed by the family of one of the victims. Steven Cranmehr, a Dutch music industry executive, […]

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PBS and Power Trip don’t get along that well at SXSW

Posted by on March 17, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/lk6ZRmFy50I[/youtube] You’ve gotta hand it to PBS. They’re not quite as stodgy as they let on. Take for example, their ‘Everything But the News’ online series. Labeled as “PBS Reporter Fail,” this clip finds EBTN’s intrepid reporter Steve Goldbloom attempting to file a report from SXSW from the pit at a Power Trip show. Things […]

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SXSW panel asks if underground metal has surfaced

Posted by on March 14, 2014

It’s cool when other music fans get into the metal you like, right? Tell that to the underground faithful, who are often so protective of death, black, thrash and other forms of extreme music that they’re constantly concerned that metal will get diluted by outsiders. SXSW’s panel “Has Metal Lost Its Edge?” sounded like a […]

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Vans SXSW special releases, including Motörhead, will benefit crash victims

Posted by on March 14, 2014

Vans always seem to have cool band shoes on the market, and for this week they have four special SXSW styles. Each day of SXSW, Vans has been re-releasing a new style of sneakers for purchase. For yesterday the 13th and today the 14th, Vans reissued Circle Jerks and Motörhead shoes, respectively. On the 15th […]

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