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Best Metal Videos of 2010
Blood and stop-motion were the weapons of metal videos this year. Some made great uses of digital technology, and others lost themselves in the edits. Vampire nurses, blood-soaked ladies, space travel -- 2010 had it all. But it's so easy to miss a video in the myriad of premieres...
Decapitated, the Faceless to Headline Summer Slaughter Tour
This summer, there will be a ton of festivals to keep fans drunk, sunburned and rocked, but what's the heavy metal fan who doesn't dig Korn to do? Enter the annual Summer Slaughter Tour, which always promises to be a more underground undertaking than the usual festival fair -- a tour for t…
Animals as Leaders Tosin Abasi Is First Generation American

Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi resides in Washington, D.C., and he's a first generation American, as both of his parents are from Nigeria and emigrated to America before their talented son was born. "They both immigrated here in the late '70s for the same reason everyone else does: th…
Full Metal Texas Takes Over SXSW
At day two of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, the Full Metal Texas extravaganza held at Emo's was an all-day, all-metal affair, featuring a 'surprise' second appearance -- the worst kept secret of the day -- by New Jersey's maniacal Dillinger Escape Plan...
Iwrestledabearonce Touring With Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan headlining tour is full effect, and spastic tourmates Iwrestledabearonce are jacked up about the tour like a Marine cadet who actually digs the process endured during boot camp. "We couldn't be more stoked about all the stuff we have going right now,"…

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