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North Carolina Doom Metal Band TOKE Raise Over $1,600 to Fight Racism

North Carolina Doom Metal Band TOKE Raise Over $1,600 to Fight Racism I had to share this. One thing that has been pretty inspiring for me to see as a metal fan recently is the amount of bands and labels speaking out about Black Lives Matter, showing solidarity, making it known they stand with the...

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Thou Release Pummeling Nirvana Covers Album “Blessings Of The Highest Order” Via Robotic Empire Records

Thou Release Pummeling Nirvana Covers Album “Blessings Of The Highest Order” Via Robotic Empire Records Thou have long been an influential force in the underground metal community, and their love for Nirvana is no secret. Thankfully, they’ve now compiled a whopping 16 Nirvana covers onto a new full-length album entitled “Blessing Of The Highest Order”,...

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Portland Doom Metal Group Alltar Release Dark, Destructive “Hallowed” EP

Portland doom metal newcomers Alltar plod along ever so slowly, methodically, building atmosphere and intention with every note. There is a real majesty in that. The whole band are in complete sync, uniting on heady, hypnotic riffs and pummeling rhythms while vocalist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Caceres shifts with ease between crooning and wailing like a...

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Feeding the Metal Gods playlist

Feeding the Metal Gods Playlist 04/28/2019

Post Death Soundtrack – Dark Matter – It Will Come out of Nowhere – 00:04:47 Ex Eye – Form Constant; the Grid – Ex Eye – 00:08:08 Dead Quiet – Remaining Remains – Dead Quiet – 00:06:28 The Lion’s Daughter – Future Cult – Future Cult – 00:02:23 Pinkish Black – Until – Until –...

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Sunday At Psycho Las Vegas: The Rise From The Sub Basement

Sunday – the final day of Psycho. I was wiped out – as was pretty much everybody else – but somehow we would have to power through. After all some of the best sets of the festival were to come, as a matter of fact most of my favorite individual performances came on Sunday, which...

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Saturday at Psycho Las Vegas – Turn Round Quick

I woke from my secular haze and stumbled into the haunting Las Vegas morning. I had passed out at 6 in the morning on a couch the night before and wondered why my whole body hurt. Maybe standing in the sun for days on end with minimal sleep isn’t good for you – who would...

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Friday At Psycho Las Vegas – The Brain Boils

I wake up. Another day. Another strange bed. Minimal sleep. The usual. I knew I’d have to go do some interviews and maybe get some food down my gullet but as for now I just wanted to meander around the strip – watching the hungover white girls who didn’t get laid wander home. Watching the...

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Psycho Las Vegas – The Madness Begins

Psycho Las Vegas – the greatest American heavy music festival of all time? Probably. Freaks from all over the world gathered to see one of the most riotous and brilliantly put together lineups of all time. For a couple of days, The Hard Rock Casino was turned into a stoner and doom metal fans paradise....

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The Cult Of Personality And Heavy Metal

If metal is supposed to be about the individual then why do we spend so much time in our hero worship of the stars? Metalheads like to claim that they are immune from the common threads that make people so awful and yet they perhaps engage in more hero worship than any other subgroup of...

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Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

So we come to the final day. A day that had one of the sickest lineups that I have ever seen on any festival ever, and I’m not just saying that because of Black Sabbath. I was running around all day – sweating, yelling and stressed beyond belief, but loving every bloody minute of it....

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Day 2 Of Hellfest: Watch The Flames Burn Higher and Higher

Day two of Hellfest saw me wake up with the first traces of festival plague. I had developed something of hack overnight – I would be wheezing far more than I would like this particular Saturday. Of course – by this point the festival was in full swing. Some of my friends had gotten laid,...

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