A review of the Live at Wacken 2012 DVD and CD set

March 13, 2014
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A review of the Live at Wacken 2012 DVD and CD set

To those metal-heads that are lucky enough to live in Europe, where real heavy metal lives and thrives, Wacken is the king of all music festivals. It’s like Christmas – we wait for it all year and it’s never a disappointment…for those that have the means to get there and are lucky enough to...
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Guns N’ Roses and Kid Rock for Rock on the Range Festival

January 16, 2014
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Guns N’ Roses and Kid Rock for Rock on the Range Festival

Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock are just some of the main attractions at May’s Rock on the Range Festival, which takes place in Columbus, OH. The full bill includes: Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society,...
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City Slang: Battlecross to hit the UK

November 1, 2013
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City Slang: Battlecross to hit the UK

Local metal band Battlecross is preparing to tour Britain and Ireland with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I. The tour kicks off in Dublin on January 29 and hits Belfast, Manchester, London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Birmingham, before ending in Southampton on February 7. Battlecross’ Hiran Deraniyagala said, “Battlecross is so stoked to hit...
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

September 5, 2013
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

Many, many words have been written on the subject of heavy metal music. Not necessarily the bands, but the label. As with any other genre tag, most of which are nonsensical to begin with, people seem determined to pin down the ultimate definition of what metal is. The movie that came out a few...
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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder announce fall tour

August 19, 2013
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City Slang: Black Dahlia Murder announce fall tour

The Black Dahlia Murder has announced that it will tour the states this fall. The tour will kick off in Cleveland on October 24, and end with two Michigan dates – The Intersection in Grand Rapids on November 26 and the Machine Shop in Flint the following nights. Also on the bill of the...
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MT Music Blog Interview: Gwar’s Dave Brockie a.k.a Oderus Urungus!

October 29, 2010
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Shock rockers Gwar may have about the same number of lineup changes as years spent playing Detroit rock staple Harpos. But one man who’s been a constant in the metal spectacle that is Gwar since 1984 is frontman Oderus Urungus or Dave Brockie. The Richmond metalheads first played Detroit in 1988 at Blondies, but...
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