January 27, 2013

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Enslaved (Sveio, Norway)                        Pegged as viking metal, Enslaved have a fire that burns mighty bright among the world of metal.  Sounds of molten lava erupt from your speakers ultimately pouring into the waters of humanity, then drinking from the mystery of our mortal existence.  No matter […]

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December 14, 2012

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Gojira (Bayonne, France)                       Something massive is rising from the water.  The closer it gets, the louder it is.  Growling, stomping, quaking the ground under your feet.  And just before the sun rises, it hits the shore.  As it walks towards you it forms an eclipse from […]

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October 12, 2012

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Cynic (Miami, Florida)                 With a major influence of jazz, Cynic were ahead of their time in fuzzing jazz with metal, and the only metal band where the vocalist used/uses an octave generator, vocoder, for his clean vocals most of the time.  Once you hear this band, their sound […]

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September 24, 2012

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Atheist (Sarasota, Florida)            Opt in for a front row seat of fresh metalic creativity.  These guys are total pros and would give you nothing more than what you can move to.  Chalked full of inventive musical passages, interesting tempo shifts, and a marriage of styles that makes this band a treat to […]

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August 23, 2012

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Refused (Umeå, Sweden) This is a band that should be well known, but are not.  Most of the time when you ask people who Refused are, they have no idea.  This band with one album in particular, changed part of the faces of Hardcore/Punk and Metal, as they gained in popularity on both sides. In 1991, Refused was formed […]

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Blind Guardian

August 18, 2012

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Blind Guardian (Krefeld, Germany)                Do you like your metal epic?  Do you like Lord of the Rings?  Then look no further then Blind Guardian.  They are one of the biggest influences on the power and speed metal genres.  Soaring vocals and shredding guitars awaits you.           […]

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August 17, 2012

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Nevermore (Seattle, Washington)               These progressive metal maniacs had been at this game for damn near 20 years, amassing a huge fan base and harboring one of the best guitarists in metal Mr. Jeff Loomis.  This talented band took their music to new heights each time out, never disappointing […]

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July 26, 2012

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Byzantine (Charleston, West Virginia)                     Infectious riffs and complex song-writing lie within this talented group.  They created a  truly great album in “…And They Shall Take Up Serpents.”  After the band departed a few years back, we are in luck that another chapter is to be written! […]

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Strapping Young Lad

July 17, 2012

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Strapping Young Lad (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)                  I don’t give a fuck!  That’s what Strapping Young Lad has to say.  Their way, is their way, and that wouldn’t change for nothing or no-one.  So heavy and in-your-face an anvil to the dome would feel like a pillow […]

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June 12, 2012

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Primus (San Francisco, California)              Wild & Crazy, Weird & Wacky, you will not find a band like this.  One-of-a-kind says it all.  They are extreme in any realm you put them in, so here is where they belong.  Either you love ’em, or you hate ’em.  No matter your […]

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May 2, 2012

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Gizmachi (Newburgh, New York)                      Take a bit of Meshuggah and inject that into the veins of metalcore, and you have Gizmachi.  A talented band from New York that has kind of a cult following if you will.  Whenever they release the new album that has […]

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April 30, 2012

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Watchtower (Austin, Texas)                    Progressive Metal would not be the same without this band.  Technical metal masters having honed skills to break the mold and show you that there is more than being loud and fast, still making it obtainable and marketable.           […]

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