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Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was sent was that they are a melodic/thrash band with groove. With so many genres and subgenres, I find it hard to keep up. It’s all metal to me, so let’s carry on. Right from the

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Acid King

Acid King Live Photos From The Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado 2019

Stoner rock/metal band Acid King performed their album “Busse Woods” in its entirety for the celebration of its 20th anniversary at the “Marquis Theater” in Denver Colorado. The show was a spectacle of trippy visuals and hard riffs from the three-piece fronted by lead guitarist and singer Lori S. I personally would kill for a new record to follow up

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Amorphis - Tomi Joutsen

Amorphis Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium, 2019

When I first heard Amorphis back in 1995 I had NO idea what I was in for. I caught up with them on their trek across North America in direct support of Delain. Their latest album, “Queen of Time”, is arguably one of their best albums since “Elegy”. Though “Circles” and “Under the Red Cloud” were also fantastic albums, their

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Anneke van Giersbergen

Anneke Van Giersbergen Live Photos from The Worcester Palladium, 2019

Now, I’ve been a fan of Anneke Van Giersbergen since I first heard The Gathering‘s album Mandylion. I’ve adored her voice for over two decades, and this was everything I could have hoped for. She was the opening act for the Delain/Amorphis North American tour. She had a solo acoustic set, comprised almost entirely of covers, and it REALLY showcased

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Enterfire - Slave Of Time - Cover

Enterfire: “Slave Of Time” Album Review

Brother Jamie just sent me a new band and album to check out for our promotion with the boys of Steel Panther, a band from England who go by the moniker of Enterfire. Cool name, right? So, within about 30 seconds of watching one of their videos, a question came into my head: “Why the fuck are these guys not

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Kalmah - Live Photos From 70,000 Tons of Metal 2019 - By Jason Carlson

70,000 Tons Of Metal Scorecard: Origin, Einherjer Added To Lineup

The excitement around the tenth anniversary voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal is palpable. With a kick-off announcement including Emperor set the tone, and our friends with the cruise continue to turn up the heat. The most recent announcements include death metallers Origin and black metal’s Einherjer. Stay tuned for more announcements as we have them, including lineup additions and

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Tool- Adam Jones and Danny Carey

Tool Live Photos From The Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado 2019

Titans of progressive metal, Tool played a sold-out opening two nights of their North American tour in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center on October 15th and 16th for the release of their killer new album “Fear Inoculum.” Joining the band was Killing Joke in support of their yet to be released new album “Magna Invacatio“. Songs from the album

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Bloodbath - 70,000 Tons of Metal 2019 - By Jason Carlson

70,000 Tons Of Metal Scorecard: Emperor, Epica and Haggard Announced

The tenth anniversary of 70,000 Tons of Metal kicked into high gear on Friday. A day after the announcement of on-sale dates, The Skipper and crew announced the first three acts. Survivors and newbies alike rejoiced when the first act, the almighty Emperor, made its way to social media pages. Those on the fence for the 2020 cruise quickly changed

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Alien Weaponry - Henry de Jong

Alien Weaponry Live Photos From The Apollo Theatre A.C. Belvidere, IL 2019

Alien Weaponry is currently on tour with Black Label Society. The trio from New Zealand are the first opening band on the tour. To see the full show review, including a gallery of Black Label Society photos, click here. To check out photos of The Black Dahlia Murder, click here! To see the gallery of Alien Weaponry photos, look below!

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Sodom - 70,000 Tons of Metal 2019 - By Jason Carlson

70,000 Tons Of Metal On-Sale Dates Announced!

It is happening! Survivors and newbies alike have been mystified by the delays in on-sale dates and band announcements for the tenth annual 70,000 Tons of Metal. Anyone who follows the official forums or engages the Facebook community has seen post after post questioning the lack of updates. Is the cruise still on? Is the lineup going to be announced

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Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was