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METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Spurs the Return of Heavy Metal Messenger


After a long dormancy, one release has brought Heavy Metal Messenger back to the blogosphere: METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. I am on my fourth listen and I am beginning to get headbangers whiplash! Each time I listen I enjoy it more. If you’ve only heard one or a few of these new songs you are doing yourself … Continue reading

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The Iron Maidens Orchestrate Iron Maiden Takeover At House Of Blues Anaheim


By Andrew Bansal September 3rd 2015, House Of Blues, Anaheim CA:In the modern era of the music industry, album releases are nowhere near as highly anticipated as they once were, owing mainly due to the advent of pre-release leaks and piracy. But there are still a handful of exceptions to the norm, and a new … Continue reading

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA New Album and Tour!


2015 Winter Tour Announcement + New Album! Dear TSO Fans, We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of ‘The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve‘! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled ‘Letters From the Labyrinth‘ this winter! “‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ brings me back to TSO’s beginnings. We recorded this TV … Continue reading

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LYNCH MOB’S “REBEL,” IS WICKED GOOD.


I’ve been a fan of Lynch Mob for a long time now. They’ve had their ups, “Wicked Sensation,” their downs, everything following “Lynch Mob,” and have re-emerged as a naturally more mature and fluid outfit that kicks some serious ass. The leadoff track is a good start but the weakest track on the disc. Lynch … Continue reading

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IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR


  IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR Published: Aug 25, 2015 VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE “THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR” IS EXPECTED … Continue reading

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Penelope Spheeris “Decline of Western Civilization,” Films to Get BOX Treatment


The highly celebrated and long-awaited trilogy known as “The Decline Of Western Civilization” will receive a deluxe box set release on June 30 from Shout! Factory. The four-disc set will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, and will contain Penelope Spheeris‘s “The Decline Of Western Civilization” (1980), “The Decline Of Western Civilization Part … Continue reading

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RUSH On Cover of ROLLING STONE for First Time Ever.


Legendary Canadian rock band RUSH has finally made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. For the in-depth, career-spanning cover story, senior writer Brian Hiatt trailed the band to early tour rehearsals in Los Angeles and soundchecks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, interviewing Neil Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson about their lives and careers, from their childhoods … Continue reading