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Heavy Metal News Recap: April 18th

April 18, 2011
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MARTELL’S METAL VIDEO PICK OF THE DAY Some of today’s news stories: DREAM THEATER: New York, NY: A little more than a month after original drummer Mike Portnoy’s sudden departure from Dream Theater, the band held three days of auditions in New York City. Over an amazing and productive three-day period, the band played,...

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The Future Looks Very Bright With Toxin

April 18, 2011
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The Future Looks Very Bright With Toxin

When I was 16 I was a very busy lad. I was busy drinking the cheapest wine I could find and chasing any girl that I thought I stood a remote chance at introducing to the back of my Father’s pick-up. The average quote about me would be something along the lines of: “That...

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An Axiom of Boards

April 18, 2011
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An Axiom of Boards

Axiom is a Progressive Thrash band that has a couple of releases under its belt with the critically acclaimed 2005 release “Moments of Insanity” and the more recent 2009 release “Truths Denied.” The band is very good at blending traditional Thrash rhythms with the prog feel of current acts like “Between the Buried and...

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The Philosophy & Music of When Summers Gone

April 16, 2011
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The Philosophy & Music of When Summers Gone

For readers of this blog you know I normally stay away from the personal views and ideas of individual artists because I like to focus on the music, but sometimes a view/opinion of a band will come at me that I feel needs to be shared and discussed. Dave Graziani (vocals/bass) and Chris Lepri...

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Crust Punk Founders: Amebix

April 15, 2011
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Crust Punk Founders: Amebix

One of the newer management companies we work with sent me a press release about a band that had made some reunion noise in 2008, but I really knew very little about them.  Being the bio junkie I am I decided I wanted to check out what the scoop was on Amebix. Turns out...

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Will Wallner & Vivian Vain

April 15, 2011
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Will Wallner & Vivian Vain

I open my mailbox the other day and low and behold I find a CD.  I’m a big fan of this because most music we are given for review these days is digital download.  Physically holding something in my hands is a good feeling and sets a good tone. The CD is from artists...

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Lost In Thought: Opus Arise

April 14, 2011
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Lost In Thought: Opus Arise

If you have a band with influences from speed, power, melodic, symphonic, and orchestra metal does that make them progressive?  If you add to that some Metalcore and hard rock riffs than they must be progressive; right?  Now where Lost in Thought gets complicated is they don’t have that “progressive sound” that you expect...

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The EP of Dire Omen

April 14, 2011
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The EP of Dire Omen

There are two big pluses to Dire Omen’s new EP “Promo 2011.”  1. The EP is free.  You can find it for download at http://www.myspace.com/direomen.  2.  It does what an EP is supposed to do; highlight the best you have and leave the listener wanting some more. The EP or Extended Play falls into...

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My Awakening: Bolero

April 13, 2011
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My Awakening: Bolero

From the minute I got the first contact from Toronto based Metallers Bolero I thought, “I’ve heard of Bolero before.”  On the first run through of their debut album “Voyage from Vinland” I realized I had never heard their unique blend of Celtic, Folk, and Metal.  So I did a Google search to see...

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I have to admit I was pretty shocked when I was doing my metal history and discovered that NWOBH...


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