Dimebag Declared His Intentions to Reunite Pantera Just a Month Before His Death

In a new interview with the Landry.audio podcast, Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, longtime videographer for both Pantera and Damageplan, claims that Dimebag Darrell told him he was going to do “whatever it takes” to reunite Pantera… just a month before his death: “The last time I saw [Dimebag] was in November of 2004… I went over to his house. I was just talking to him briefly about everything. He was, like, ‘We’re gonna go out and do this [Damageplan] tour through December, and I’ll see you for Christmas and everything.…

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The Best College Music Programs for Metal

Metal has been treated as the musical outcast of society for as long as it’s existed. But despite mainstream judgment that’s often cast it as the unwanted outsider, interest in metal has grown tremendously since Black Sabbath pioneered the genre over fifty years ago. Artists that were once considered dark, strange or taboo have pushed the boundaries of what music can be to an entirely new level. Anyone who loves metal will tell you all about the rich artistry, creativity and immersive culture that’s spread across the entire world. Metal…

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Footage From Norma Jean’s House Show Tour Displays the Intimate Metal Madness

Every old school post-hardcore fan’s dream came true recently when Norma Jean announced a house show tour, humorously called the “Do Your Neighbors Like You?” tour. The dudes have probably not played a house show since their early years as a band in the late ’90s, when basements and living rooms were the only types of gigs they could get. Now, the band is choosing personal abodes once again over thousand capacity venues and they’re charging $13 instead of $30. And fans love it. Footage has surfaced from one of…

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Igorrr and Corpsegrinder Team up for New Song “Parpaing”

The title of Igorrr’s new song, “Parpaing,” is the French word for “cinderblock.” So it’s wholly appropriate that Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher provides vocals for the track — ’cause if ever cinderblocks had a voice, it would be that of the mighty Corpsegrinder. The track, by the way, is killer, which is absolutely no surprise given the players involved. The video, which cuts back and forth between studio footage of Igorrr and a recreation of the old Rampage arcade game with Corpsey-poo as the giant monster, is also a…

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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino on Disassociating, Second Chances, and Feeling Content

Best Coast are well aware of the complicated feelings that stem from youth. Their debut record, 2010’s Crazy for You, is full of ’em, and that palpable, sun-baked energy is what catapulted Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno to success. However, that sun began to shift by their third effort, 2015’s California Nights, an inexplicable sadness that drifted in like a looming cloud. Their latest album, Always Tomorrow, explores that stormy weather, finding Cosentino at her most confessional. Things haven’t been easy for Cosentino. She’s since admitted to abusing prescriptions, concealing…

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The Most Important Advice an Unsigned Band Will Ever Receive

First of all, I’d like to offer a preemptive apology for this post’s somewhat clickbait-y title. But, simply put, if you’re an aspiring musician in an unsigned or “local” band, you need to read this! What I’m about to say might be the single most important piece of advice an unsigned band could ever receive. It’s that crucial. I’m not saying that to toot my own horn, and by all means I’m no expert on everything that goes into making a band successful, but I’ve seen a lot of shit…

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“Nu-Metal Revival Tour” to Feature Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema, and Flaw

Great news for people who dropped out of grade school in the 1990s: there’s going to be a summer tour, dubbed the “Nu-Metal Revival Tour,” featuring four of nu-metal’s finest most famous most respected available acts: Saliva (now reunited with original frontman Josey Scott), Powerman 5000, Adema, Flaw, and someone named Andrew W. Boss, who appears to be a modern rap-metaller that bears no relation to Ross the Boss or Andrew W.K.. I dunno what the “W” stands for, though. Wack? Weak? Woeful? Who? I assume it’s “Who?”, with the…

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Poll: What Do You Think of Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man?

Unless you’ve been living under Zakk Wylde’s beard, you are no doubt aware that Ozzy Osbourne released a new album, Ordinary Man, this past Friday. Some are hailing it as a return to form after a string of disappointing outings like Scream and Black Rain; some see it as yet another disappointment from one of metal’s all-time greatest frontmen; some see it as somewhere in-between. So now we ask you, our devoted readers: how do you feel about Ozzy’s latest offering? Cast your vote below! What Do You Think of…

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5 Great Killswitch Engage Songs the Band Should Play Live More Often (Or at All)

This being the Internet, I feel the need to begin this article by making it clear that I am in no way, shape, or form criticizing Killswitch Engage. Quite the contrary! I mean it as high praise. If I went to see Enuff Z’Nuff, I’d want them to open with “Fly High Michelle,” close with “Fly High Michelle,” and play “Fly High Michelle” at least 3-5 times in the middle, because Enuff Z’Nuff are terrible and only have one okayish song. Killswitch Engage, on the other hand, have an abundance…

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Trivium are Teasing Something Called “Catastrophist”

Trivium have begun teasing what fans are speculating to be a new single and album announcement, with a 45-second video trailer name-checking “Catastrophist” posted to their social media accounts this morning along with the text “2.27,” which is this coming Thursday. With the band’s upcoming tour with Megadeth, Lamb of God and In Flames scheduled for the summer and fall, and their last album, The Sin and the Sentence, landing approximately two and a half years ago, the timing for a new record would certainly make sense. You can watch…

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