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SLEEP, “DOPESMOKER” ALBUM REVIEW

Sleep’s final release, Dopesmoker, is arguably the defining moment for stoner metal. The album is comprised of one song, over 60-plus minutes long, with cannabis-inflected themes; it doesn’t get any headier. The original release of the album was wrangled with challenges, from a four-year writing process to record label disapproval which contributed to the demise of the band. The sprawling title track

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MISS MAY I, “AT HEART” ALBUM REVIEW

Double-barrel blast beats are a perfect way to open an album, and metalcore upstarts Miss May I deliver on the title track that introduces their third release, At Heart. But this album is more than a crushing blow of an opening track; it is an intense, feral demonstration of rabid playing by the Ohioans, leaving vocalists’ Levi Benton and Ryan

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LAMB OF GOD RELEASE FIRST TRAILER FOR “AS THE PALACES BURN”

Lamb of God have released the first trailer for “As The Palaces Burn,” a feature film about heavy metal music around the world. The film, which examines metal’s impact on people in areas wracked by economic uncertainty and political unrest, will come out sometime in 2013, and filming is still ongoing. So far, filmmaker Don Argott has taken his crew

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ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL, AND TESTAMENT TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA YET AGAIN

Fans in Canada and select cities in the northern part of the U.S. will finally have a chance to see what reviewers have called “The Best Metal Tour of the Year,” when co-headliners Anthrax and Testament, joined by Death Angel, kick off an early autumn trek on September 14. Starting in Portland, OR, the bands will work their way north,

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HATEBREED WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

Hatebreed are currently in the studio working on their new album which they are self producing along with co-producer with Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).

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SLEEP, “DOPESMOKER” ALBUM REVIEW

Sleep’s final release, Dopesmoker, is arguably the defining moment for stoner metal. The album is comprised of one song, over 60-plus minutes long, with cannabis-inflected themes; it

MISS MAY I, “AT HEART” ALBUM REVIEW

Double-barrel blast beats are a perfect way to open an album, and metalcore upstarts Miss May I deliver on the title track that introduces their

HATEBREED WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

Hatebreed are currently in the studio working on their new album which they are self producing along with co-producer with Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris “Zeuss”

BILL WARD RESPONDS TO GEEZER’S STATEMENT

Bill Ward has posted his response to Geezer’s statement regarding the upcoming Black Sabbath tour on his official website. The statement reads below: