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Overkill, ‘Ironbound’ — Album Art of the Week
East Coast thrashers Overkill return with 'Ironbound,' the 15th installment in their discography spanning two decades -- certainly more than an impressive career, especially for practitioners of an extreme form of music. Travis Smith from Seempieces, based on the opposite American coast -- who has d…
Davola Is a One-Man Metal Band
One listen to Davola's Between the Buried and Me-meets-Strapping Young Lad galloping horse-style aggression on their debut EP, 'Dichotomy' and you might be wondering why you've never seen them on any tours. It might be because they are a new band, but it's more likely becaus…
Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge Rock Chicago
The Windy City rumbled Oct. 17, as one of the biggest metal shows currently crisscrossing the States hit Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. And the city's illustrious blog, Chicagoist, was there to cover the debauchery. Imagine this: The gig started promptly at 6:30 PM, with High on Fire tearing &…
Devin Townsend Wants to Work With Metal Vocalists
The thing is, it nearly happened. Strapping Young Lad mastermind Devin Townsend and Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt almost collaborated on Townsend's 'Addicted,' the second of four records the Canadian metal maven's been working on in recent years as the Devin Townsend Projec…

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