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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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,...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Anders Fridén claims “there’s vitamins in all the beers we drink.”+

I met up with Anders Fridén of In Flames at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA, while they were on tour...

Read More+ 5 years ago

Why are metalheads so petty?+

This is a guest post by ex-Warbringer guitarist Adam Carroll. Adam contacted us immediately after seeing various reactions to yesterday’s...

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Touring for Dummies+

Touring is the most important thing you can do as a band. However, it also is the most costly in...

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Can’t take credit cards at your merch booth? Well, you can now!+

Ever been at a show, seen an awesome shirt, but didn’t have the cash for it? As a fan, this...

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Software guitar amps vs. Real guitar amps+

When it comes to tracking guitars, most players — including myself a few years ago — usually rely heavily on...

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Layne Staley: Ten years gone+

I was reading Audriana Gate‘s article about the passing of Layne Staley, and felt I should write a quick post. You...

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Studio Recording and Production for Metal (Part 2)+

In Part 1, I talked about effective rehearsing and getting your songs arranged correctly.  Hopefully, you are now at the stage...

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Wasn’t tape-trading also “piracy?”+

Many people today condemn file-sharing as “piracy,” especially those who are deeper entrenched in the media cartel (obviously Lars, among others).  From...

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Fan voting? Seriously???+

As many of you know, it’s that time of year again when young, up-and-coming bands campaign online for fan votes...

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The Metalluminati invade SXSW 2012!+

If you don’t know what SXSW (South by Southwest) is, then you haven’t just been living under a rock — you...

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What’s wrong with the California metal scene?+

Falling to Pieces is a metal band  from Livermore, California that have been in the scene since 2004. Recently, our...

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Andy Dörner of Caliban says merch and touring pays the bills+

Recently, I caught up with Caliban frontman Andy Dörner and asked him about the differences between touring in Europe versus the U.S., their...

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Pro recording tips from On The Fringe Studios+

If you decide to record in a professional studio, it is important to be as prepared as possible to save...

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LORD bassist Andy Dowling on the music biz (“the evolving industry”)+

LORD is one of Australia’s highest profile heavy melodic bands. Having toured both nationally and internationally with artists such as:...

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The Blueprint: Checklist for starting a band+

I get a lot of musicians asking me about what they should do next or what they are missing from...

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Until We Sleep get real about DIY+

It is always great to talk with artists about their feelings on the industry and what they are doing to...

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The DIY Movement, Pt. 2: Embrace the business+

There is something that every artist needs to understand and fully submerge themselves in: You have to know the business of...

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DIY gear? Interview with Cannoy Guitars+

Guitarists, have you ever wanted to get a great quality pedal, like an overdrive or delay? But when you priced...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Studio Recording and Production for Metal (Part 1)+

I think it’s fair to assume that most of you who come to this site will be into anything heavy...

Read More+ 5 years ago

Dissipate give guerrilla sneak-peek at upcoming “Motion” video+

Bay Area prog/death metallers Dissipate will have a new album out soon. The band (and fellow Metalluminati supporters) have been in the studio...

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DIY Tools for Pro-Sounding Recordings (Part 2)+

To read part 1, click here. Laying a Foundation We have witnessed a revolutionary change in modern recording in the...

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Is ‘Brand Name’ Always Better?+

Let’s face it; in this modern climate of world economic-crisis, countries going bust, governments taking more of our hard-earned cash,...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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The Piracy Debate+

The piracy debate is definitely a polarizing argument in the music industry, even among the writers and staff of the...

Read More+ 5 years ago

Only the Dust Remains release new single, prep album+

Tampa metallers, Only the Dust Remains, digitally released their first single “Dies Irae” from the new studio album Noctem Aeternam....

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Are You Keeping Up with the Media Cycle?+

I know that we talk about the power of giving your music away for free, and it is truly a...

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Apples to Oranges+

Thrash, Hardcore, Nu Metal, Glam, Grunge, Metalcore, Death Metal. What do all of these genres have in common? Two things:...

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More than an artist+

The days of simply being an artist have long gone, and yet I still see a lot of bands not...

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Watching Music Die+

For the past eight years that I’ve been in the local music scene, I have slowly watched it fall. I...

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