Opinion

CHOSEN BETTER THAN GOJIRA? BASED ON ONE SONG, ‘YES’.

Let the games begin.  Metal Mark, Jason Lekberg and half of the heavy music world have been trying to convince me for at least the last year that Gojira is this amazing band, that they are this original sound and they have amazing songs.  I have never said a bad word about Gojira, but I don’t think of them as

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IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

So when Metal Mark asked me to write something up for international women’s day, the first thing I thought of was all the trouble I’ve caused calling out Revolver, Decibel and some record labels for exploiting women.  I’m a very sensitive person when it comes to all issues of equal rights, from sexual orientation to race relations to social class so

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AFTER A DELAY, RANDY APPEARS BACK IN COURT

After a delay in the trial back in February, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe appeared in the Prague court again to conclude his trial for Manslaughter. The delay was due to an illness of what is being called one the defense’s “key witnesses.” It has not yet been revealed who this witness is but, if his or her testimony will lead to

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SLAYER SPEAKS ABOUT RELEASING DAVE LOMBARDO

So the plot thickens.  Slayer has released the following statement to Blabbermouth in an effort to keep fans apprised of the situation with Dave Lombardo.  Commentary afterward: “SLAYER confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo‘s Facebook post, SLAYER does not agree with Mr. Lombardo‘s substance or the timeline of the

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“SLAYER IS DEAD?” FANS REACT TO THE STATEMENT BY DAVE LOMBARDO

Ever since SkullsNBones posted about Dave Lombardo being kicked off of Slayer‘s upcoming Australia tour (yes, I just did that, we posted it at 2am today), the metal world has been brooding.  With the update to their Wikipedia page showing that Lombardo is no longer in the band, it pretty much seals the deal on this era of Slayer. (UPDATE:

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SHOULD BANDS PERFORM WITHOUT THEIR SINGERS?

No.  (should I end the post there?)  Ah, fine.  So I know Meshuggah just performed without their singer due to illness.  I actually saw Job For A Cowboy perform at the Tuska Festival a few years back without theirs.  Hell, one time my singer couldn’t travel with my band to a show in Rochester, New York and it felt completely

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DO YOU LISTEN TO METAL RADIO?

In this day and age of music discovery and consumption being handled with significant majority on the internet (a series of tubes), there are still these things out there called, “radio stations” that anyone my age will remember as what was once the main way to experience what’s new.   Since the internet has squashed the monopoly, radio stations have

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN?

Who the fuck cares?!  Somehow I wound up on this list of what I consider ‘almost spam’ where people reach out to advertise on the site claiming they have relevant material to the subject matter we post about.  Guess what, these assholes are correct. Metalheads better have more than just some back pain after a good show (not Broadway shows

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TEN SONGS TO GET YOU OVER HUMP DAY

Today sucks. It’s not the beginning of the week… it’s not the end of the week… it’s right smack in the middle of the fucker. Here we sit, watching the clock tick, waiting for the moment we can run out of the building and straight for a cold refreshing [insert beverage of choice here]. I figured I might brighten up

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STUDY FINDS KIDS WHO LISTEN TO HEAVY MUSIC ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME DELINQUENTS!

On January 6th of this year, Tom F.M. ter Bogt, Loes Keijsers and Wim H.J. Meeus published a paper titled, “Early Adolescent Music Preferences and Minor Delinquency.” The study concludes that, you guessed it, heavy music is baaaaaad.  To be fair, the study lists a number of other genres which are bad including hip-hop and general rock.  Either way, it’s

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IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

So when Metal Mark asked me to write something up for international women’s day, the first thing I thought of was all the trouble I’ve

AFTER A DELAY, RANDY APPEARS BACK IN COURT

After a delay in the trial back in February, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe appeared in the Prague court again to conclude his trial for Manslaughter.

SLAYER SPEAKS ABOUT RELEASING DAVE LOMBARDO

So the plot thickens.  Slayer has released the following statement to Blabbermouth in an effort to keep fans apprised of the situation with Dave Lombardo.

DO YOU LISTEN TO METAL RADIO?

In this day and age of music discovery and consumption being handled with significant majority on the internet (a series of tubes), there are still

DO YOU SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN?

Who the fuck cares?!  Somehow I wound up on this list of what I consider ‘almost spam’ where people reach out to advertise on the

TEN SONGS TO GET YOU OVER HUMP DAY

Today sucks. It’s not the beginning of the week… it’s not the end of the week… it’s right smack in the middle of the fucker.