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Spreading The Disease: Cabin Fever Is Here

Cabin fever is officially here. And I am fucking tired of being alone. Tired of being tired of being alone. FML. With much of the world on lockdown due to coronavirus, the walls of my lonely apartment feel like they are closing in on me. It doesn’t help that the TV and radio are blaring ominous reports that may (or

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Spreading The Disease: The World Changed With COVID-19

Over the last 10 days, the world changed. What we knew as being humans – communicating, shaking hands, hugging – has become taboo. Venues are empty, festivals are cancelled, restaurants and bars are closed, and my fellow Earthlings are bracing for the imminent economic impacts of a global shutdown. And all due to a flu-like virus with a name that

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70,000 Tons Of Metal 2020 Announcements: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Veterans of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, lovingly referred to as “Survivors,” are cultish when it comes to the annual event. The camaraderie is unmatched, and most hold this voyage as the “must-attend” metal event of the year. In fact, banter about the next year’s lineup begins the day the cruise docks … and is met for months by

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70000 Tons of Metal - Party In A Hot Tub By Jason Carlson

Five Things We Can’t Wait To Do On 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2019

Photo Editor Jason Carlson and I took our first 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise last year, and it was beyond fun. The music, the new friends, the experience – it was amazing. For those who haven’t been on the annual voyage, we thought we would break out five things that we can’t wait to do again on next year’s cruise. 

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Opinion: KISS’ Final Tour Is A Welcome One

I am embarrassed to say this, but I thought KISS retired a few years ago. My first album ever was KISS‘ Dynasty on vinyl. It came out in 1979, making me a wee lad upon its release, but I loved it. Arguably a more accessible album than the classics that preceded it, the painted faces on the cover were enough

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Opinion: The Improbable Appeal Of Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor are strangers in the metal world. Septultura delivered Roots which bristled with Brazilian tribal energies, Devildriver recently released their outlaw country homage Outlaws ‘Til the End Vol. 1, and Zeal & Ardor, with 2017’s Devil is Fine and this year’s Strange Fruit, explore a world where the shackles of slaves are part of the music’s rhythmic lifeblood.

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Opinion: The Improbable Appeal Of Zeal & Ardor

Zeal & Ardor are strangers in the metal world. Septultura delivered Roots which bristled with Brazilian tribal energies, Devildriver recently released their outlaw country homage