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TOP TEN LEAST NECESSARY METAL COVER SONGS EVER

Photo credit: GizmoInsider.com The idea to write about cover songs came to me while I listened to a mediocre but serviceable thrash cover of “Eleanor Rigby” by the now-defunct Realm. Even when covers aren’t great, they’re usually at least interesting. Hearing a familiar song in an unfamiliar style can be pretty cool, especially for a music nerd like myself. However,

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BILL WARD WILL NOT TOUR WITH BLACK SABBATH

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has issued a statement that he will not be touring with Black Sabbath this summer. Ward who has been very vocal about what he feels about the Sabbath reunion said in his lenghty statement below about the upcoming Black Sabbath shows the following:

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – 419BROTHERHOOD

  Today we feature a band out of Flint, Michigan called 419Brotherhood.  Formed in 2009, the band had undergone some lineup changes that tested the band and their direction. In the end however, this helped to make the band a force to be reckoned with. 419Brotherhood strives on keeping everything real, their music comes from their hearts, their passion is

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TONY IOMMI HEALTH UPDATE

Tony Iommi who’s currently been undergoing treatment for lymphoma which is in it’s early stages posted a message on his website to the fans saying: 

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – SUNS OF DARKNESS

This week’s Hail of the Week takes us to a band from Lewiston, Maine. Formed in 2006 under the name Against the Grain, the band decided that Suns of Darkness would be a better fit for this 3 piece band’s mission.  Suns of Darkness counts Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Queensryche and Fates Warning as some of the musicial influences that inspire them in creating their

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BLACK SABBATH CANCELS EUROPEAN TOUR, OZZY TAKES OVER

Black Sabbath have announced that due to Tony Iommi’s on-going treament for lymphoma he will not be able to tour with Black Sabbath  but will appear at the Download Festival in Donnington, UK. Iommi however is still planning to record the new Black Sabbath album with his bandmates. To fill the void that would have been left by the cancellation Ozzy Osbourne

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BILL WARD FIRED BY SHARON OSBOURNE? – PART 2

  Sharon Osbourne responded last night regarding her firing  Bill Ward from Black Sabbath. Sharon  tweeted: “I am not in any position to hire or fire anyone in Black Sabbath. I don’t manage the band, I manage my husband.” Bill Ward’s son Aron also released a statement regarding all of the talk about his father’s position on the contract negotiations and

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BILL WARD FIRED BY SHARON OSBOURNE?

Last week drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath issued a statement regarding the recording of the new Black Sabbath album saying that while he was ready to participate in recording sessions, he could not continue until a signable contract that reflects some dignity and respect for him as an original member of Black Sabbath was drawn up. Ward’s bandmates issued the

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Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Black Sabbath (from left to right: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward.) According to Black Sabbath‘s official Facebook page, legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. This news comes just a few months after Black Sabbath announced their reunion and plans to record a new album, their first in over three decades.

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My Metal New Year’s Resolutions

Ringing in the New Year in my awesome Hypoxia shirt at Duff’s Brooklyn. You’ve heard it all before — “I resolve to lose those last 10 pounds,” “I resolve to eat right,” “I resolve to be kind to my fellow man,” and so on and so forth. Well, I started losing weight before 2012, I already have a taste for

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HAIL OF THE WEEK – 419BROTHERHOOD

  Today we feature a band out of Flint, Michigan called 419Brotherhood.  Formed in 2009, the band had undergone some lineup changes that tested the

TONY IOMMI HEALTH UPDATE

Tony Iommi who’s currently been undergoing treatment for lymphoma which is in it’s early stages posted a message on his website to the fans saying: 

BILL WARD FIRED BY SHARON OSBOURNE?

Last week drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath issued a statement regarding the recording of the new Black Sabbath album saying that while he was

Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Black Sabbath (from left to right: Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward.) According to Black Sabbath‘s official Facebook page, legendary guitarist Tony Iommi

My Metal New Year’s Resolutions

Ringing in the New Year in my awesome Hypoxia shirt at Duff’s Brooklyn. You’ve heard it all before — “I resolve to lose those last