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The Fall Of Troy’s Thomas Erak On The New Album “Mukiltearth,” The Unifying Force Of Music and The Importance Of Bret “The Hitman” Hart

This Friday, Northwest heavy hitters The Fall Of Troy return with the highly anticipated album “Mukiltearth.” With the title of the release bearing the name of their original hometown, it’s pretty safe to assume they are proud of their roots. I met up with guitatist / vocalist Thomas Erak via Zoom...
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Talking Dragged Under And YouTube Fame With Fluff Aka Ryan Bruce

Ryan Bruce isn't just the guitarist for the popular Northwest melodic hardcore band Dragged Under, he's also a popular YouTuber who runs the channel "Riffs, Beards and Gear"
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25 More Northwest Metal Bands To Jam and Support

Back on April 13th, I authored a long blog called “50 Northwest Bands To Jam While You Stay Home.” https://kisw.radio.com/blogs/kevin-diers/50-northwest-metal-bands-to-jam-while-you-stay-home It speaks to the richness of the Northwest metal scene that I made a huge “master list” of bands in the...
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Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam accepts the #TrickShot4Snowy Challenge, then nominates Flea

ALS is a rare disease, and rare diseases aren't easily cured. But through the #TrickShot4Snowy Challenge, research is being funded by generous donations.
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The Pride And Joy Of Mukilteo : The Fall of Troy Releases First Single From New Album “Mukiltearth”

It’s been four years since we were blessed with new music from the pride and joy of Mukilteo, the genre bending and always inventive band known as The Fall Of Troy. Well the wait is over ! The Fall of Troy has just released the debut single from their new album appropriately named “Mukiltearth,”...
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Brothers Of Metal : Daniel Racines From Rat King On Following His Brother's Path To Metal (and much more)

Daniel Racines and his big brother Ricardo Racines grew up together in Ecuador. Daniel recalls borrowing metal CD’s from Ricardo and discovering a whole new world of heaviness. Years later, Daniel moved in with his brother Ricardo in Arizona and then later to the Northwest. Six years ago, the...
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Jerry Cantrell talks growing up in Seattle & his 30-year music career w/ Gibson TV

Watch Gibson TV's "Icons: Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains" to hear the Seattle guitarist talk about growing up in Spanaway & his 30-year music career.
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