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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. CDNow)  I remember being a routine Amazon visitor throughout my 20th Century childhood to prescreen potential album purchases in revelatory 30-second excerpts. Now, in the latest death knell for compact discs, Amazon has unveiled AutoRip. For …

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Roadrunner Europe is dead — kill abusive indie labels next!

Two weeks ago, Roadrunner Records (arguably the biggest metal label in the world)  saw all of their international offices shut down by parent company Warner Music Group.  It was the proverbial “other shoe [that] dropped” from late 2010, when the Dutch-based Roadrunner was fully bought out by Warner. Officially, it was a cost-cutting move typical of major label …

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“The Internet — the thing that’s going to make my job obsolete!”

“The Internet — the thing that’s going to make my job obsolete!” That’s a half-joking remark made by Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian in the upcoming web documentary On the Record. Metal Injection (who produced the five-part series) say On the Record is a look at the past decade in metal, particularly the effects of the Internet on the …

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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 working on the upcoming album for the past six months. If you like Animals As Leaders and Allegaeon, you will definitely love what these guys are doing. Check out guitarist Mike Gianelli showing off his Buckethead-esque chops …

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