On the Dark Side of Festivals

by Ashley Eyeson February 23, 2017
The Monday morning after a major festival or electronic music event, I find myself holding my breath with a twinge of dread. Too often, there are reports of deaths or serious injuries linked to the use of illegal narcotics. It’s really unfortunate that this subculture, in the view of the masses, is synonymous with binging on drugs, alcohol, and […]

Are You Actually Listening to Your Favorite Artists?

by Alyssa O'Brenskion February 21, 2017
This week, Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos plans to announce the launch of his new company, one that offers extensive support and resources to musicians from legal to healthcare. Essentially, Angelakos is establishing a mental health program revolving around the struggles musicians face. During this weekend’s Grammys, Twenty One Pilots received their first Grammy for […]

Zeds Dead Introduces First Deadbeats Compilation Album

by Erin Riedlon February 20, 2017
Friday, Feb. 10 was a monumental day for Dylan Mamid and Zachary Rapp-Rovan, better known to fans as Zeds Dead.  The electronic music duo released their highly-anticipated first compilation album, “Deadbeats Compilation Vol. 1”, under their record label, Deadbeats. The duo hails from Toronto and started producing music together under the name “Zeds Dead” in […]

Black Sabbath Takes Final Bow in Hometown

by David Gagnonon February 13, 2017
“No Sabbath, No Life.”  The legendary band performed their final 15 song setlist in their hometown of Birmingham, England, ending with their 1970s hit Paranoid.   Black Sabbath’s The End tour totaled around 81 dates across the world including North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. The band decided to make this their […]

Metallica Announces ‘WorldWired’ North American Tour

by David Gagnonon February 13, 2017
Today Metallica announced their “WorldWired” North American tour in support of their newest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The “WorldWired” tour is to be produced by Live Nation and starts in Baltimore, Maryland at the M&T Bank Stadium. From there the tour will crisscross North America as the band makes their first official North American tour since 2009. […]

Metal 101: Where to Get Started?

by David Gagnonon February 13, 2017
New music can be terrifying for those who don’t know where to start. Do you start with newer material that’s come out recently, or do you go back to the older material? Unfortunately, there is no right or wrong answer. If you like something you hear, stick to your guns and see if you can […]

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