Lords of the Stage – Thrash Bracket – Semi Final 2

May 8, 2015
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Lords of the Stage – Thrash Bracket – Semi Final 2

The quest to find your favorite live metal act is moving right along. We started with 16 genres and have worked it down to 8: Death, Folk, Glam, Traditional, Thrash, NWOBHM, Power/Symphonic, and Hard Rock/Post Grunge.

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Pull out the King Hitter- now!

May 7, 2015
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Pull out the King Hitter- now!

Do you have a kick-ass system? I’m not talking about the tiny speakers on your phone, or the stock system in your car, and if your picturing that boom box your older brother left in the garage, then this is over before we start.

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Band of the Week: Darling Down

May 7, 2015
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Band of the Week: Darling Down

Female fronted, symphonic, power… call it whatever the hell you want but the female revolution continues with Darling Down. The video below for the single “Never Tell” is filmmaking genius that adds to a track that is metal genius.

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Reader Suggestions – We Love Other Stuff – Reader Edition

May 7, 2015
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Reader Suggestions – We Love Other Stuff – Reader Edition

This week is a shout out to our Senior Writer and Live Events Coordinator Harley. You know him from the weekend shift and his new column “We Love Other Stuff.” The one “other stuff” we love the most is our readers.

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WLM Interviews: Without A Shadow

May 6, 2015
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WLM Interviews: Without A Shadow

Hey guys! If you read my last article, you have already been introduced to this band. If not, here you go! Without A Shadow is a local band from Rochelle, IL. Consisting of vocalist Grant Huston, bassist Stephen Johnson, guitarists Austin Yocum & Tyler Pease, and drummer Alec Pease.

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WLM Reviews: Tornado Relief Concert

May 6, 2015
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WLM Reviews: Tornado Relief Concert

On April 9, 2015, an EF-4 tornado ripped through Northern Illinois, destroying communities and leaving towns devastated. Luckily, people from all over Illinois pitched in to help clean up these towns, including local bands. The benefit show took place at a venue called The House Cafe in DeKalb, IL.

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One Heavy Mountain Ghost

May 6, 2015
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One Heavy Mountain Ghost

Newcastle band Kylver describe themselves as progressive heavy metal/rock and that might be for the best, as the instrumental diversity of their first album “The Mountain Ghost” explores numerous genres and sub genres.

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Featured Video: Coal Chamber – Suffer In Silence

May 5, 2015
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Featured Video: Coal Chamber – Suffer In Silence

Is the 90’s making a comeback? Or refusing to leave the traces it left behind? I had slight nostalgic episodes while listening to Coal Chamber‘s second single titled, Suffer In Silence from their upcoming, long awaited album after 13 years titled, Rivals.

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Lody Kong is just Chillin Killin in 2015

May 5, 2015
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Lody Kong is just Chillin Killin in 2015

Don’t you just love it when you stumble across greatness? Luck trumped skill when I ran smack dab into Lody Kong guitarist John Bauer shivering outside The Rave a couple of weeks ago, hours before Lody Kong opened up with a 30 minute set that left me with more questions than answers.

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Smoking Snakes
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CRADLE OF FILTH

With the release of the video for "Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych" off COF's upcoming album "...


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