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Mayhem Festival 2014 in photos by The Metalluminati+

  Here are some of the pictures we took at Mayhem Festival 2014 at Shoreline in Mountain View, CA KORN...

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Mayhem 2014 Interviews+

This year we had a lot of interviews set up with a number of great artists. The festival was not...

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Warped Tour 2014 Interviews+

Van’s Warped Tour Interviews We invaded Van’s Warped Tour once again this year. In 2012, we had such a great...

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Warped Tour 2014 Images+

We went to Van’s Warped Tour in Mountain View, Ca and this is a gallery of all the pictures we...

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King Parrot invade America+

Matt Young of Aussie Metallers King Parrot have been on a constant touring schedule in Australia, the United States, Canada, and...

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Touring Etiquette+

Being on tour, you will have a number of issues that will come up on the road. Long drives between...

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Get out of your area!+

Being able to draw in your local area is something to be proud of, as it is difficult in this...

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The Absence goes DIY+

We caught up with Patrick and Jeramie of The Absence at their show at Rooster’s Roadhouse in Alameda, CA. After...

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Detour! the road to music success has changed+

I think there is a misconception about what bands see as the road to success in the modern industry, and...

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Aftershock 2013 in pictures+

Photos from our trek to the Aftershock festival over the weekend, shot by Yvette Rodriguez.

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The Metalluminati at Aftershock 2013+

We went out to the Aftershock festival in Sacramento to sweat our asses off and talk to artists.

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Napster documentary shows origins of today’s “piracy wars”+

Alex Winter's 'Downloaded' takes a look back at Napster and its effect on today's music biz.

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Soulbound’s Mario Krause talks about marketing a music video+

Soulbound (Germany) recently released a new music video “Break Away,” and talked to us about the music industry from a European perspective....

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The always forward-thinking Mark Hunter of Chimaira+

We got stoned with the Chimaira frontman, then tried to talk about complex stuff.

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Threat Signal talk post-label prospects+

With their Nuclear Blast contract now complete, Threat Signal mull their options for the band's future...

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The summer touring season ends; final photos from Mayhem Fest 2013+

If you couldn't make it out to see this year's Mayhem Fest in-person, here's what you missed...

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Recoil V.O.R. continuing to do it DIY+

  Our good friends in Recoil VOR have been doing it DIY for a decade, and with their newest album...

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The Metalluminati at Mayhem Fest 2013+

We braved 100-degree heat and catered lunches just to talk to bands.

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Crowdfunding is for the lazy?+

Is crowdfunding a way for lazy bands to get money, or a way to get past lazy record labels?

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Free downloads = More money?+

By focusing on the bigger revenue picture, bands can bring in more money by 'hooking' fans with free music.

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For Today frontman embraces religious controversy+

Mattie Montgomery might have a brilliant publicity tactic in courting religious controversy around his band's Christian values.

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Is substance abuse your biggest career obstacle?+

There is nothing wrong with getting clean... And you don't have to go broke doing it!

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The Agonist and Casket of Cassandra frontwomen talk about their respective DIY hustles+

Last night, we caught up with Alissa White-Gluz of the Agonist and Amanda Maddera of openers Casket of Cassandra before they...

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Lacuna Coil singer talks about their 15-year career+

We caught up with Lacuna Coil frontman Andrea Ferro in San Francisco last night, before their opening slot for the...

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Hoeks Metal Fest shut down by police at SXSW+

Austin mainstayers Hoeks Death Metal Pizza‘s yearly SXSW metal fest was shut down earlier tonight by the Austin Police Department.  The...

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Download Wristbands let everyone at your show have your music “on hand”+

One of the most abundant sights at SXSW is bands handing out free copies of their music on CD. Problem is,...

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SXSW: Is it worth it?+

We’ve already made our enthusiasm for SXSW well known, and will be departing SFO for Austin in 24 hours to...

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Matt Byrne of Hatebreed talks touring, transitioning, and (Randy Blythe’s) trialing+

We caught up with drummer, Matt Byrne, of Hatebreed on their The Divinity of Purpose Tour with Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus,...

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Gojira drummer gives advice on resolving band conflicts+

We caught up with Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier before their show at the Fillmore in San Francisco last week. One of...

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Amazon now gives free MP3′s of any CD you’ve bought since 1998+

Amazon.com is probably the last survivor of online music retailers who were around during the birth of the interwebs. (R.I.P....

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