Touring

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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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Van’s Warped Tour 2015 in Photos+

We are always happy to go to Van’s Warped Tour, while it is difficult to get to every place you...

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Summer is Coming…+

Touring Season Touring season is upon us once again, and metal fans will be coming out in force to see...

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Australia’s Mighty Bok…Frankenbok!+

We are friends with a lot of Australian Bands, especially myself. I have worked with or hung out with Deprivation,...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to pack your suitcase for tour+

Being on tour for weeks or even months at a time is no easy endeavor.  But if you also suck...

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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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Top 10 ways to NOT completely fail at touring+

Underground musician RJD2 knows a thing or two about longevity, having been a professional artist for over a decade. Though...

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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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Book your own shows with ‘Indie on the Move’+

We always tell artists to be as self-reliant as possible — which includes booking your own shows! However, with most...

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The Devil’s Blood guitarist talks touring as an international band+

We talked to Devil’s Blood ax-slinger Selim Lemouchi last night in San Francisco, before they took the stage opening for...

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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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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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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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Havok reveal secret that saved them $1000’s on tour+

Last week, we went to see Denver thrashers Havok open for English Dogs in Oakland. Afterward, we had a quick...

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Warbringer frontman says “we are traveling t-shirt vendors”+

We caught up with Warbringer frontman John Kevill after their opening slot for Symphony X in San Francisco last weekend. John...

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