Local Stuff Lineup - 1.8.17

Local Stuff Lineup - 1.8.17

​Scars Like Mine - The Death Of Me

Embassy - Gravity

Overgrow - Ease

Creature Comforts - Bend

Everyone Leaves - Seeing Red

Citizens Brigade - Rock In A Can

Fear The Fallen - The Guilty

Pale Grey Lore - Life In The Hive

Mississippi Bones - Scally Wags And Ne're Do Wells

Nativ - Day Dreams*

Consequences - Compelled To Compete

Fade To Oblivion - Impending Doom

Dismemberment - Aura Of Obscurity


*Bigger Band From Columbus

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Starset 360 Degree "Ricochet" Video

Starset 360 Degree "Ricochet" Video

Check out the new Starset video "Ricochet" from the upcoming album Vessels due out January 20th.

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If You Decide to Travel Abroad, Don't Be This Guy

If You Decide to Travel Abroad, Don't Be This Guy

​Sorry to break any aspiring correction officer's heart, but your badge is powerless in other countries. Taking the Bouncer's photo at the end cements this guy as a legendary douche bag.



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This is the Best Metallica Cover Ever. I Promise.

This is the Best Metallica Cover Ever. I Promise.

​Seriously guys, tell me this isn't the funniest thing you've seen today!


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Metal Shop Lineup - 1.1.17

Metal Shop Lineup - 1.1.17

New Years Day - Kill Or Be Killed

Mutiny Within - Archetype Of Destruction

Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King

Despised Icon - MVP

Our Hollow, Our Home - Feast For The Gods

Black Veil Brides - The Outsider

Oh, Sleeper - Oxygen

Woe, Is Me - Vengeance

Sinister - Sadistic Intent

Alestorm - Hangover*

Kingcrow - The Moth

Buckethead - Nottingham Lace

Soften The Glare - Mission Possible


*Metal Melee

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Local Stuff Lineup - 1.1.17

Local Stuff Lineup - 1.1.17

The Dogmatik Method - Trusting Change

Cadaver Dogs - The Changeup

Razorbliss - A Brand New Creature

New Contagion - Burn It To The Ground

The New Black Jesus - Scotoma

Overtheory - Break New

To Kill A Monster - Good News Everyone

We Are The Movies - This Is Goodbye

New Bomb Turks - Jukebox Lean

New Hollow - Popstar*

The New Age - Pessimistic

New Haven - Goodbye

Last breath Before The Fall - A New World I See


*Bigger Band From Columbus

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Austin Carlile Has Left Of Mice & Men

Austin Carlile Has Left Of Mice & Men

It is always incredibly difficult to announce the departure of a band mate, however it is even more difficult when that band mate is such an incredible person and they are leaving due to their health. For any who do not know, Austin Carlile, the lead singer from Of Mice & Men, suffers from a very rare disease known as Marfan Syndrome. Carlile has been open and honest about his health, but has continued to soldier on with the band through all of his pain and setbacks. However, things changed after the band had to cancel their European headlining tour and a team of specialists told Carlile that continuing to tour with the band could cause irreparable damage. With that, Carlile decided to step away from Of Mice & Men and allow the band to continue without him, You can view the band's official statement on their Facebook Page and Austin's public letter is posted below. Best of luck to both Of Mice & Men and Austin Carlile in the future, and here's to a new beginnings. 


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In Flames Pays Tribute to Lemmy

In Flames Pays Tribute to Lemmy

Yesterday marked one year since the passing of rock legend, and one of my heroes, Lemmy Kilmister. Well at a show in Gothenburg, Sweden, metal bands gathered to pay tribute to the former Motorhead mainman. Bands such as Hardcore Superstar, Troublemakers, Scumbag Millionaire, Honeymoon Disease, City Saints, Coffe & Snowy Shaw and Siphon Fuel took to the stage to play Ace of Spades in honor of Lemmy. There was one more member of this metal super group that night as Bjorn Gelotte of In Flames joined in the tribute as well. Check out the video below!


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Corey Taylor: 'A Different World' Behind The Scenes

Corey Taylor: 'A Different World' Behind The Scenes

I found some behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the KORN song A Different World. The track is taken from KORN's latest album, The Serenity Of Suffering, which came out at the end of October. The song also features a guest appearance from Corey Taylor. Check out the BTS and actual music video below.

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New Music from Layne Staley!

New Music from Layne Staley!

A new, incredibly rare recording of late Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley have appeared on ebay. The auction is for a six track, studio master recorded in 1988 prior to Staley joining Alice in Chains, The band on the recording is 40 Years of Hate and it is being auctioned off by former member Ron Holt. According to Holt, the songs were never fully recorded and exist in this physical copy in an unfinished state. Holt is only auctioning off the master and not the publishing rights, but he has also said that he will consider other offers for those as well. If you are interested in the auction you can find it HERE! As I'm writing this, the auction is sitting a little over $600, but Holt is selling the copy out right for $5,000, so you better move quick!

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Top Five Favorite Songs Of 2016

Top Five Favorite Songs Of 2016

2016 was a great year for music. With so many great bands releasing new stuff, it was hard to pick my favorites. Because I didn't want this list to be ridiculously long, I narrowed it down to my top 5 five. 


05. Volbeat - The Devil's Bleeding Crown


04. Ghost - Square Hammer


03. Avatar - The Eagle Has Landed


02. Thrice - Black Honey


01. Metallica - Moth Into Flame

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Corey Taylor - X-M@$

Corey Taylor - X-M@$

​Searching high and low through the schlock of rock Christmas songs, I found a classic. Merry Christmas Blitz Nation!

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Metal Shop Lineup - 12.25.16

Metal Shop Lineup - 12.25.16

Korn - Kidnap The Sandy Claws

I See Stars - Calm Snow

220 Volt - Heavy Christmas

Hail Of Bullets - General Winter

Ihsahn - My Heart Is Of The North

Corey Taylor - X-M@$

Demon Hunter - Cold Winter Sun

Tenacious D & Sum 41 - Things I Want

Venom - Black Christmas

Lacuna Coil - Naughty Christmas*

King Diamond - No Presents For Christmas

Amon Amarth - Viking Christmas

DragonForce - Black Winter Nights

The Ongoing Concept - Jingle Bell Rock

August Burns Red - What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)


*Metal Melee

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Local Stuff Lineup - 12.25.16

Local Stuff Lineup - 12.25.16

​Suicide Toys - Aunt Acid

8lb Pressure - Crave

Another Fine Mess - My Pleasure

Alone At Dawn - Peacemaker

Dream By Night - Spirit

Witchnipple - Witchnipple

They're Coming They're Coming - Tree

Settle Your Scores - Xmas Exile

Ungergrads - Silvertoes

Heroes Like Villains - Red Ribbons

Wolves At The Gate - The King*

Sleepers Awake - Throat Of Winter

I Apollo - Ghosts

Carev Dvor - Praise


*Bigger Band From Columbus

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2017 Grammy Nominees For Rock & Metal

2017 Grammy Nominees For Rock & Metal

The 2017 Grammy Awards are quickly approaching. This year in the rock and heavy metal categories, bands like Gojira, Korn, Megadeth, Periphery, and Metallica made the short list of nominees. The 2017 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. with James Corden hosting.

Best metal performance
"Shock Me" — Baroness
"Silvera" — Gojira
"Rotting In Vain" — Korn
"Dystopia" — Megadeth
"The Price Is Wrong" — Periphery

Best rock song
"Blackstar" — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
"Burn the Witch" — Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
"Hardwired" — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
"Heathens" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
"My Name Is Human" — Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best rock album
"California" — Blink-182
"Tell Me I'm Pretty" — Cage the Elephant
"Magma" — Gojira
"Death of a Bachelor" — Panic! at the Disco
"Weezer" — Weezer

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Rolling Stone's Interview with Phil Anselmo

Rolling Stone's Interview with Phil Anselmo

​Phil opens up to Rolling Stone about his past in a pretty revealing interview that can be seen by clicking on the link below...



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Phil Anselmo Opens Up About Racism, Pantera's Legacy - Rolling Stone

Phil Anselmo discusses how he's attempting to move forward after accusations of racism, focusing on new recordings with Superjoint and Bill and Phil.
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Let Lars Ulrich Read you a Christmas Story This Evening

Let Lars Ulrich Read you a Christmas Story This Evening

​My personal favorite member of Metallica to write about has given me a story again! Lars sat down with BBC Radio 2 and ended up reading a Christmas book written by a few members of MCFLY. So, without further ado, head on over to this link and listen to Lars Ulrich read "The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!"

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HALES' TOP ALBUMS OF 2016

HALES' TOP ALBUMS OF 2016

JANUARY

Toothgrinder – Nocturnal Masquerade

Dream Theater – The Astonishing

Failure Anthem – First World Problems

Hoodie Allen – Happy Camper

Megadeth – Dystopia

Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor


FEBRUARY

Hands Like Houses – Dissonants

After The Burial – Dig Deep

Anthrax – For All Kings

From Ashes To New – Day One

Monster Truck – Sittin' Heavy

Silver Snakes – Saboteur

The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It


MARCH

Killswitch Engage – Incarnate

A Story Told – Keep Watch

A War Within – Believe

Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

Asking Alexandria – The Black

The Word Alive – Dark Matter


APRIL

Good Tiger – A Head Full Of Moonlight

Babymetal – Metal Resistance

Black Stone Cherry – The White Album

Cilver – Not The End Of The World

Deftones – Gore

Devour The Day – S.O.A.R.

Ihsahn – Arktis

Tremonti – Dust


MAY

Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere

Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us

Avatar – Feathers & Flesh

Katatonia – The Fall Of Hearts

Pierce The Veil – Misadventures

Saosin – Along The Shadow

Sick Puppies – Fury


JUNE

Beartooth – Aggressive

Gojira – Magma

Hellyeah – Unden!able

If These Trees Could Talk – The Bones of a Dying World

I See Stars - Treehouse

Kaleo – A/B

Kongos - Egomaniac

letlive. - If I'm The Devil...

Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway

Volbeat – Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie


JULY

Periphery III: Select Difficulty

blink-182 – California

Chevelle – The North Corridor

Gone Is Gone – Gone Is Gone

Jason Richardson - I

Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost - Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost

Night Verses – Into The Vanishing Light

Nonpoint – The Poison Red

Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail


AUGUST

Sylar – Help!

A Day To Remember – Bad Vibrations

Citizen Zero – State Of Mind

Fire From The Gods – Narrative

Gemini Syndrome – Memento Mori

Islander – Power Under Control

Skillet – Unleashed

The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak

Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Watsky – x Infinity


SEPTEMBER

Opeth – Sorceress

Bastille – Wild World

Crobot – Welcome To Fat City

Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence

Every Time I Die – Low Teens

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines

King 810 – La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God

Letters From The Fire – Worth The Pain

Of Mice & Men – Cold World

The Dear Hunter – Act V

Young Guns – Echoes


OCTOBER

Wovenwar – Honor Is Dead

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

Dayshell – Nexus

Green Day – Revolution Radio

I Prevail – Lifelines

Korn – The Serenity of Suffering

Kyng – Breathe In The Water

Lady Gaga – Joanne

Memphis May Fire – This Light I Hold

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

Night Riots – Love Gloom

Red Fang – Only Ghosts

Serpentine Dominion – Serpentine Dominion

The Devil Wears Prada – Transit Blues

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

We Are Funhouse – Pillowtalk


NOVEMBER

In Flames – Battles

Animals As Leaders – The Madness of Many

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Dark Tranquility - Atoma

Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf

Metallica – Hardwired... To Self Destruct

Protest The Hero – Pacific Myth

The Weeknd – Starboy

Thomas Giles – Velcro Kid


DECEMBER

Trivium – Ab Initio

Bring Me The Horizon - Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

Naberus – The Lost Reveries

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RHCP's Drummer Played with BABYMETAL!

RHCP's Drummer Played with BABYMETAL!

I'm 100% sure you came here to see Chad Smith rock out with BABYMETAL, not read my ramblings about it, so here it is!



If you do want to read someone's ramblings about it, you can get the details over HERE.

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Man goes crazy in Apple store

Man goes crazy in Apple store

​A French man seemed to not be happy with Apple as he walked into an Apple Store somewhere in France and started smashing merchandise throughout the store before being confronted by mall security. 

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Metal Shop Lineup - 12.18.16

Metal Shop Lineup - 12.18.16

​Silent Civilian - Rebirth Of The Temple

Code Orange - Forever

Saxon - Denim & Leather

Origin - Finite

Caliban - Memorial

At The Drive In - Governed By Contagions

Kreator - Gods Of Violence

Bury Your Dead - Tje Color Of Money

Rotting Christ - The Sign Of Evil Existence

Chuck Billy / Scott Ian / Jon Donais / Chris Wyse / John Tempesta - Silent Night*

Ensiferum - One Man Army

Close Your Eyes - Song For The Broken

Vanisher - Seven Years Buried

Firewind - Hands Of Time


*Metal Melee

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Local Stuff Lineup - 12.18.16

Local Stuff Lineup - 12.18.16

​Move Home - Palaver

The Wet Darlings - Bicycle

Coya Hill - Addict

Plain Old Henry - Life Of A Ghost

Liquid6teen - Remember Me

That Ship's Sailed - Close Your Eyes

Settle Your Scores - Cashing Your Reality Check

Strikken - Into Darkness

Mithridium - Vulture

ForeverAtLast - Machines*

Asylum Effect - Artisan Phobia

Ryng - Forgive The Sinner


Bigger Band From Columbus

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Don't Touch This Man's Package!

Don't Touch This Man's Package!

Genius. Absolute genius. That's the only way that I can describe my new hero, Jaireme Barrow. Now Mr. Barrow wanted to be in the holiday spirit just like everyone else, but thanks to all the other ass clowns in Tacoma, Washington, he was having some issues. See there was something about good old Jaireme's porch that just attracted thieves and our poor hero was having his packages stolen left and right. Well this would just not stand and he made a new package to make sure no one would ever steal from him again! Check out the video below and you can read more about the Holiday Hero right over HERE!


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Killswitch Engage Considering A Break

Killswitch Engage Considering A Break

​After their tour with Anthrax is over, KSE is looking at possibly taking a hiatus from touring, and changing the frequency of their music releases. The boys have been touring like crazy and think it's time for some needed rest. If you want to read the whole article click here. I threw in Holy Diver just because it's awesome!

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Metallica Vs. Superfan

Metallica Vs. Superfan

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Metallica went head to head with one of their biggest fans in a Metallica trivia contest. 

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