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Aftershock Returns Again With A New Location!+

AFTERSHOCK 2015 We have been to, and covered, almost every Aftershock Festival and we are absolutely stoked to be there...

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Repaid In Death US Tour 2015 in Photos+

I was fortunate enough to have the honor of tracking along on this tour across the US, getting myself into...

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Mayhem 2015 Photos – The End?+

We have been covering Mayhem Festival for a number of years, and it was the basic replacement for Ozzfest. We...

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Repaid In Blood Announce New Singer+

Repaid In Blood always use popular culture and media to incorporate into their videos and music. Whether it is Game...

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King Parrot Release New Music Video+

King Parrot are notorious for their incredible live show, and of course their amazing and wild music videos! While recording...

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Aftershock Festival 2014 In Pictures+

The Metalluminati invaded Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA, and we braved the extreme temperatures, dust clouds, and crowds to get...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anti-Islamic female black metal band from Iraq a hoax?+

Anti-religious sentiment has been a hallmark of metal since the genre was born.  And in the decades since then, anti-religious...

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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...

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The Zombie Apocalypse Tour!+

We talk a lot about organizing your own tours and releasing your own albums and merch. So, it’s about time...

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How the Internet is changing metal+

A few weeks ago, we previewed Metal Injection‘s five-part On the Record documentary about the past decade metal.  We especially were geeked...

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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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New Threat Signal video with a Metalluminati cameo (well, sort of!)+

A few weeks ago, Jeff went to Vegas to ambush our buddies in Threat Signal for one of our first interviews everrrrr....

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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...

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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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Can Kickstarter replace record labels?+

One of the last legitimate lines of defense we see for record labels these days is the notion that they...

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Jay-Z is more metal than Slayer+

There are very few principles of metal that are embodied consistently across all of its subcultures — one is a...

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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...

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Bill Ward and shady record contracts+

Drummer Bill Ward's refusal to a Black Sabbath reunion over an "unsignable contract" shows that ANYONE — even metal royalty...

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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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