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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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Azusa’s transcontinental union has birthed a shapeshifting powerhouse on ‘Loop of Yesterdays’

Azusa‘s transcontinental union has birthed a shapeshifting powerhouse on ‘Loop of Yesterdays’, out now via Solid State Records. The final days of 2017 marked the end of mathcore legends The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s tenure as the preeminent force in maniacal, progressive post-hardcore. The band disbanded with a trio of shows at New York’s Terminal 5...

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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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On The Dangers Of Printing Too Many Units

Here’s an interesting thought for you to consider or just completely ignore. Even bands on fairly major labels within their genres can presell less than 50 units. Not only that but 98% of releases on major labels don’t actually make their money back. This isn’t even touching on the fact that some 99% of records...

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The Power Of Personalization

Personalization has sort of been a theme on this blog for the last few weeks, and it’s a valuable one. It’s one that’s so valuable that I want to take the time to address it directly. If you can’t embrace the power of personalization then you are leaving your band in a bad place and...

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Trusting the Industry

Now I know this article is going to sound self serving, but I think that it’s an important one to go over, and that is because this article is about how you need to listen to the industry people trying to give you advice. Here’s the thing about your local friendly industry person. They aren’t...

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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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