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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 ...
Zoroaster, ‘White Dwarf’ — New Video
Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Bret Hinds appears in the latest video by Zoroaster, 'White Dwarf,' which comes from the band's 2009 album 'Voice of Saturn.' The clip features an abstract Mastodon-worthy concept about a white dwarf star that crashes into Saturn, causing aliens to seek refuge on Earth...
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...
Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin Partner Up for Showcase at SXSW
If you're looking for metal at South by Southwest 2010, then consider the Profound Lore/20 Buck Spin showcase. This SXSW party features a whole lot of metal on March 19 at Headhunter's in Austin, Texas. Who's playing? Dark Castle, White Mice, Liturgy, Salome, Coffinworm, Yakuza, the Atlas Moth, the Endless Blockade and more...