Cooking Up Monster Riffs With Mastodon

After conquering the metal and hard rock world, it seems Mastodon has set their collective sight on another goal. Troy Sanders aka Chef Troyardi just released his first cooking tutorial video where he shows you how to cook pizza with a vinyl cop of their brand new B-sides and rarities album "Medium...
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Out From The Abyss : A Conversation with Unleash The Archers Vocalist Brittney Slayes

Vancouver, BC based power metal band UNLEASH THE ARCHERS recently released one of my favorite albums of 2020. “Abyss” is a highly anticipated album and in my opinion, it goes well above all expectations. I spoke with vocalist Brittney Slayes about growing up as a singer in choir, the influence of 3...
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Triumphant Again: Imperial Triumphant Bassist Steve Blanco On Jazz, NYC Life During The Pandemic and Their New Album “Alphaville”

Upon first glance of their intricate onstage costumes, one might assume NYC based metal band Imperial Triumphant is just another clever gimmick band. In reality, Imperial Triumphant is one of the most left-brained and unique metal bands going today. They have been dubbed “Avant Garde” metal, with a...
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R.I.P - Power Trip Vocalist Riley Gale

Members of the Texas thrash metal band Power Trip posted a message earlier today confirming that their vocalist and dear friend Riley Gale has passed away at the age of 35. The post did not go into specifics, though they did mention that a funeral and visitation will be confirmed soon. Power Trip...
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New And Gnarly : Five Metal Songs To Add To Your Playlist

It’s pretty strange that we are nearing the end of the weirdest and most socially distanced summer ever and there are no big metal shows, outdoor festivals or open-air concerts happening for the foreseeable future. It’s safe to assume that the majority of us metalheads are missing live concerts and...
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Travel To “Another World” With A New Gojira Song

It’s new Gojira day. It’s been four years since French metal masterminds Gojira released the Grammy award winning album “Magma.” The album blended the signature heaviness with unapologetic melody and brought the band to their highest point yet, earning them opening slots on huge tours for everyone...
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Christmas In July : Jam This Brand New MASTODON Song

Ever wonder what Mastodon covering Metallica would sound like? We will get the answer to that on September 11th, as the heavy-hitting Atlanta based band will be releasing a new collection titled “Medium Rarities.” Along with the Metallica cover, it will also feature covers of Feist and The Flaming...
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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.” 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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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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