Monthly Archives: July 2012

Top Ten Tuesday – Stop Saying You’re Metal

July 31, 2012
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Top Ten Tuesday – Stop Saying You’re Metal

I’m tired. So very tired of people running around and pretending to live the metal lifestyle. Of people flashing the horns in public and acting like they are rebels because they listen to Motley Crue. Of Hollywood stars that use the stereotypes of metal to forward their own badass reputation.

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Streaming Monday – Slayer – Raining Blood

July 30, 2012
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Streaming Monday – Slayer – Raining Blood

The legendary song from the legendary album, that’s spelled a little different. 1985 saw the debut of the single and it caused instant controversy as most felt it was about over throwing heaven.

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Martell Rants – July 2012

July 29, 2012
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Martell Rants – July 2012

My one chance a month to rant, rave, and bitch about everything metal. This column always gets me the most email, so keep em’ coming: 1. This month saw new music from KISS (Hell or Hallelujah) from their new album Monster dropping in October; and we heard a new single from Motley Crue (SEX).

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The Words of Fang VonWrathenstein: Google Apps MotherF#@$%, do you speak it? – Part 3

July 28, 2012
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The Words of Fang VonWrathenstein: Google Apps MotherF#@$%, do you speak it? – Part 3

Hails metalheads! My name is Fang VonWrathenstein, vocalist for the unsigned band Lords of the Trident (http://www.LordsOfTheTrident.com). Every month or so, I’ll be handing out my sage advice to other unsigned bands on how to take their band from the garage to the next level.

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Friday Faceoff: Battle of the “Heavy Metal” Frontmen

July 27, 2012
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Friday Faceoff: Battle of the “Heavy Metal” Frontmen

We were overwhelmed by the response of our fans to vocalists they wanted in this tournament. We were scared people wouldn’t get the meaning of passion or “not being main stream.” But you knew exactly what we meant. People sent us lists of vocalists from all regions of the world.

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Video Premier: Beastwars – Empire

July 26, 2012
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Video Premier: Beastwars – Empire

This time last year we introduced you to a hardcore doom outfit out of New Zealand called Beastwars. I’m very happy to report that the self-titled album we looked at is getting worldwide release on September 11th.

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Book Review: Tales From The Stage – Michael Toney

July 25, 2012
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Book Review: Tales From The Stage – Michael Toney

Let’s get the quotable out of the way first off: “if you’re a metal head and interview junkie like me; Tales From the Stage is a romp through a metal music orgasm!” Strong words? Maybe. Truth? Definitely.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Pop It Up

July 24, 2012
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Top Ten Tuesday – Pop It Up

A few weeks back we did a Top Ten List about Pop Songs that should be metal and the response was huge. Readers really got into the idea and gave us some other songs that could have been on the list and a lot just dropped us a note to say they found it...

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Streaming Monday – Dimmu Borgir – Ritualistic

July 23, 2012
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Streaming Monday – Dimmu Borgir – Ritualistic

This is for everyone out there that has been bitching about the streams that aren’t metal! By the way, since when is Testament not metal. Anyway, I believe in some diversity so I’m giving you one of my favorite tracks from 2010.

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