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T.R.A.M. Album Date Announced: Supergroup Features Members of The Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies
T.R.A.M. – the new supergroup featuring members of The Mars Volta, Animals as Leaders, and Suicidal Tendencies – will be issuing 'Lingua Franca,' their debut album, on Feb. 28. Comprised of such renowned musically proficient artists as Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals as Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) o
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 the more discriminating longhairs...
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: the opportunity and chance to actually make a life for yourself based on how hard you want to work,&q
Animals as Leaders Guitarist Practices Transcendental Meditation
Howard Stern and Jennifer Aniston may be the most famous practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, but Animals as Leaders guitar hero Tosin Abasi also swears by it. "You are supposed to do it twice a day, in the morning or before dinner, but I don't always get to do it twice since I don't have a structured life right now being on tour," Abasi told Noisecreep...
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," guitarist Steven told Noisecrep...

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