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Profound Lore Records Founder Chris Bruni on His Path to Success
Profound Lore Records Founder Chris Bruni on His Path to Success
It somehow makes all the sense in the world that Chris Bruni, the proprietor, sole employee and prime mover behind Profound Lore, one of the most prolific labels on today's metal landscape, is also a conservatory trained pianist. "I've never played in a band but I have an understanding of music," says the soft-spoken Bruni from his home outside of Toronto, Canada ...
Bruce Lamont’s ‘Feral Songs for the Epic Decline’ Is ‘Pretty Dark’ — Album Art of the Week
Bruce Lamont’s ‘Feral Songs for the Epic Decline’ Is ‘Pretty Dark’ — Album Art of the Week
Bruce Lamont is perhaps better known for his work in the progressive metal band Yakuza, where he plays saxophone -- you read that right, a saxophone in a metal band. Bruce had an opportunity to flex his experimental muscles even further in 'Feral Songs for the Epic Decline,' where he ports over the dark ambience heard in his primary band...
Iceland Volcano Strands Metal Bands Across Europe
Lava-spewing volcanoes look pretty damn cool on album covers, but the past week has taught us that volcanoes and metal don't always mix so well. As anyone who doesn't live in a torch-lit cave knows by now, an Icelandic volcano erupted April 15, spreading clouds of ash across much of Europe and grounding hundreds of planes...