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Blackening: “Mental Disorder” Album Review

I have to admit that Blackening‘s Mental Disorder album blew me out of the water. Having grown up with brothers that continuously played the albums of “The Big Four,” I grew to love the thrash metal genre long before they were called that. I am of the belief that there is not much more powerful and uplifting than music that

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Tool Return With Mighty “Fear Inoculum” From New Album

Tool are back, and their return is marked by the incendiary 10-plus minute track “Fear Inoculum.” The title track of the band’s first album in 12 years, it is a multi-segmented, emotive work full of complex, driving rhythms and guiltless tension. Listen to “Fear Inoculum” below, and pre-order the album here. Fear Inoculum will drop on August 30 via RCA

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Carriage: “Visions” Album Review

In this corner, your next contender in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the baddest and bitchinest bands in the world, Carriage! And, I gots to tells ya, I was stoked to check these boys out since they hail from my own home state of Virginia. Virginia is for lovers … and, heavy fucking metal! So, much like your very own

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Lagerstein: “25/7” Album Review

Up next in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Battle of the Bands” is an Australian band, Lagerstein. The fact that this is an Aussie band almost ensures that they’re going to be fun but it gets better … Lagerstein play Pirate Metal! Yes, in case you were not aware, there is actually a pirate genre in hard rock. That’s right. Imagine Captain

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Godsmack - 7-23-2019 - New York - By Elliot Levin

Godsmack Live Photos From Beacon Theatre In New York, NY

Boston’s Godsmack crashed into Manhattan on July 23 and laid down a two hour set of hard rock. Fans packed the venerable Upper West Side’s Beacon Theatre for a rare, all-seated Godsmack show which prevented mosh pits but did nothing to stop the usual beer chugging, headbanging and fistpumping that are hallmarks of Sully Erna and friends’ live show. The

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Wednesday 13 Live Photos from The Apollo Theatre AC 2019

Until Wednesday 13 opened for Static-X, I was unfamiliar with the band. Not knowing what to expect musically or visually, I was pleasantly surprised when both aspects of the show were well done. I think it’s well known by now that I have a thing for bands with a unique stage presence (Avatar, GWAR, Behemoth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, I’m looking at

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Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino ass out of retirement to get on board. So, let’s kick this bitch! The first delivery to my inbox was the debut album by Hunter out of Belgium. And, wowza! If these guys are any

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Byron Nemeth: “The Video Chronicles Reimagined” Album Review

In celebration of the upcoming album from Steel Panther, Heavy Metal Rules, SkullsnBones and the Bad Boys of Spandex, Bandanas and Damp Mom Jeans are looking for the hidden gems in unsigned underground metal. So, meet Byron Nemeth, guitar-slinger extrordinaire. Originally hailing from Ohio, Nemeth now makes his home in the hot deserts of Arizona. We had the chance to

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Dope Live Photos from The Apollo Theatre AC 2019

Dope is currently touring as support for Static-X. The band put on a good show and were highly energetic with a lot of jumping around on stage. Sadly, the stage lighting was not conducive to producing high definition shots or capturing jump shots without blur. With stage lighting so dark, it makes you wonder if they’re trying to hide someone’s

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Carriage - Visions - Cover

Carriage: “Visions” Album Review

In this corner, your next contender in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther search for the baddest and bitchinest bands in the world, Carriage! And, I gots to

Lagerstein - 25_7_cover

Lagerstein: “25/7” Album Review

Up next in the SkullsnBones/Steel Panther “Battle of the Bands” is an Australian band, Lagerstein. The fact that this is an Aussie band almost ensures

Hunter: “Hunter” Album Review

When I heard about the new SkullsnBones/Steel Panther promotion looking for the best of the best in up-and-coming metal bands, I dragged my old Rhino