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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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Marshall fridge inspires new wave of ‘cool’ puns+

Rock mainstays Marshall Amps seem to be unsatisfied with staying exclusively in the sound space. Why do I say that? Because now...

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Gypsyhawk interviewed at SXSW+

We caught up with Gypsyhawk at SXSW after their set for the Metal Blade showcase. Jeff talked to them about...

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Early Graves’ Chris Brock interviewed at SXSW+

Last week, we infiltrated (read: walked into) the Metal Blade showcase at SXSW and scored some face time with Early...

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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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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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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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All Shall Perish guitarist discusses music biz, admits to piracy+

We tracked down All Shall Perish guitarist (and We Need Merch owner!) Ben Orum over the weekend to pick his brain...

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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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Which country is most METAL?+

Anyone here from Sweden, Norway, or Finland? One of your fellow Shreddit metalnerds compiled all the geographical info from Encyclopaedia...

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Band merch ideas for $5+

Considering how more and more of a band’s revenue nowadays revolves around selling merch, it’s a good idea to diversify...

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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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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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Threat Signal interview about music industry+

Last week, we caught up with Jon and Pat of Threat Signal down in Vegas and invaded their hotel room for the...

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Should you quit your band? [FLOW CHART]+

Sometimes, you get stuck in a rut with your band, but have conflicted emotions about jumping ship.  Now, the good...

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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...

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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...

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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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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,...

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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...

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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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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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