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A Soundtrack to Your Life: An Evening with Five Finger Death Punch

“So, any updates from your contacts in the Russian government?”   That’s how, after quickly saying hello, I decided to start what would end up being...

The Halo Effect, Celebrities and Us (or STFU Corey Taylor)

One of the many cognitive biases that affects us is “the halo effect.” In a nutshell, it’s a mental shortcut through which people who...

Butcher Babies – Take it Like a Man

Gimmicks are not new in metal. From Manowar’s homoeroticism to Venom’s faux Satanism, many bands have tried to appeal to a certain niche by...

On Marketing and the Commercialization of Metal

If you’re a sports fan, you’re probably familiar with sports stars being little more than walking billboards. They are often parties to extremely lucrative...

Butcher Babies – Uncovered EP

I have taken a lot of swings at Butcher Babies before. I see them as shitty gimmick band that owes all of its fame...

Adrenaline Mob – Men Of Honor

Back when this supergroup was formed by drum-animal Mike Portnoy and Russell Allen, most people expected that it would be epic and prog-oriented. The...

Yippee-Ki-Yay Motherfucker: A 5 Finger Death Punch Interview Pt. 2

Zoltan Bathory (yes, Bathory fans, that’s his actual name) is not shy when it comes to his opinions. Unlike many people in show business,...

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The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Belphegor – The Devils

Belphegor's twelfth studio album, "The Devils," is a dark and intense offering that showcases the band's signature blackened death metal sound. From the opening...
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