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Why Music Festivals Matter For Your Indie Band

Oh festival season. To go out in some big beautiful field, do a bunch of drugs, drink a bunch of awful beer, and see a bunch of bands you probably enjoy. This is what rock and roll should be about right? Well yeah. In 2016 we are seeing more festivals than ever before and their...

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Housecore Horror Film Festival – Day 1

Every once in a while IMP sends out one of its rogue journalists on a machine to go to a festival, get super drunk, see a bunch of old friends – and hopefully see some bands to write about. Matt Bacon got a chance to attend this years House Horror Film Festival and this is...

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Summer Slaughter 2015 in Philadelphia

When I was first moving to America one of the things I was most curious to check out was the famed “Touring festivals” Of course now, Mayhem Fest is dead and gone and Summer Slaughter is the last real legitimate touring metal festival out there. And yet, as I continued through the day I was...

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I still haven’t entirely recovered from the experience the band provides. Given that I also them twice when I was living in...

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I Am Functionally Insane – The Dark Side of Working in the Music Industry

One of the things that makes anyone who makes their living in the music industry grimace is when people say “You’re so lucky!” or “I wish I could be you!” I mean – it’s definitely an honor that people admire your work, but most folks don’t see the dark side of it. See – I...

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Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival journeying to the small French village of Clisson and uncovering the strangely sublime hellscape that the festival...

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Journeys In Hellfest 2015 – Day 1: The Nightmare Begins

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival journeying to the small French village of Clisson and uncovering the strangely sublime hellscape that the festival...

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Journeys in Hellfest 2015 – The Descent

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival journeying to the small French village of Clisson and uncovering the strangely sublime hellscape that the festival...

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Maryland Deathfest Day 4: A Day of Death

Described as the American Death Metal Mecca I was of course curious to check out what Maryland Deathfest was all about – even if I only could go to the first and last days of the festival. Still – Maryland Deathfest provided an experience that is never to be forgotten and speaks to the enduring...

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