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Ryan Mikkelson’s Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

“Better late than never” is the best way I can describe the world of metal in 2017. Most of this year’s early releases made little or no impact on me, and it was just within the last few months I found albums that are worthy of inclusion on this year’s top 10. With that said, here’s what moved the needle

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High Elevation

High Elevation Rock Festival Announces Band Performance Times

The High Elevation Rock Festival will descend on Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater on September 22-23, bringing acts including Korn and Five Finger Death Punch to the Denver, Colorado, area. The festival, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Subaru, includes more than two dozen bands, and it has now announced performance times. The band performance times are as follows (subject to

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Arcadea

Arcadea: “Arcadea” Album Review

Being a huge Mastodon fan, I came to Arcadea‘s new self-titled album already excited since this is a side project from drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. While basically a spacey, synthy, proggy, acidy concept as a group, one can still hear many Mastodony influences and inflections within it’s tracks. Imagine a metal hybrid of Rush and the highly underrated band U.K. Throw

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Arcadea

Arcadea Stream Trippy “Infinite End” From Self-Titled Album

Trippy AF psychedelic synth comin’ atcha from five billion years in the future! Space wizard Brann Dailor from Mastodon is about 33 percent responsible, along with Core Atoms of Zruda and Raheem Amlani of Withered, in a new band called Arcadea Arcadea‘s self-titled debut drops on June 16 on Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here. Stream “Gas Giant and “Infinite End” below. Tracklisting 1. Army

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Mastodon Release Third Track From “Emperor Of Sand”

Mastodon are building up to the worldwide release of Emperor of Sand with a steady drip of new tracks, including “Andromeda.” This marks the third track to see the Interweb from the album which will drop on March 31 on Reprise Records. Check out all three videos below, and pre-order the album here!    

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Tuska 2017

Devin Townsend Project Confirmed For Tuska 2017

One of the most iconic individuals in metal history, Devin Townsend will be performing on Friday at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival.  The first day was looking to be the strongest lineup and it just got reinforced by a huge addition!  I’m putting my money on Friday selling out first. Devin Townsend Project will surely be a highlight to the festival and

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Arcadea

Arcadea: “Arcadea” Album Review

Being a huge Mastodon fan, I came to Arcadea‘s new self-titled album already excited since this is a side project from drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. While