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Talking to Filmmakers: The LA Metal Scene Explodes!

Christian Josi | Posted 09.14.2016 | Arts
Christian Josi

Nearly two years ago, I wrote a piece here about a documentary called Inside L.A. Metal: The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal where I interviewed Director Bob Nalbandian and Producer Carl Alvarez. Well they are back with Volume 2! Join us as we chat about the just-released follow-up, Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes!

Why Are People Buying Metals Online?

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Adeyemi Adetilewa

Buying metals online has been a common option for people all across various industries for some time now. Getting a hold of a metal can be a tough thing to do locally, so being able to buy metals online allows those who cannot buy it locally to do so.

Jim Breuer Brings His Marriage Warrior Stand-up Comedy Tour to the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Talks of Heavy Metal Influences For New Music Album

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.31.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Nathaniel Shannon) We've long known comedian Jim Breuer from his days at Saturday Night Live and his hilarious role in the movie Half...

Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde Brings Book of Shadows II Tour to Detroit, Talks of Respect and His Influences in Music

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.25.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Justin Reich) Zakk Wylde is one of those figures in rock music that has found himself in the middle of all of the other guitar virtuos...

Justin Timberlake's Song Of The Summer Gets A Bone-Shaking Metal Remix

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.23.2016 | Weird News

You’ll want to mosh, mosh, mosh to this reworking of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” Record producer Leo Moracchioli, who runs...

Interview with Japanese Metal Band BABYMETAL at Chicago Open Air Music Festival

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.22.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) The world has been taken by storm by one of the most unique and interesting entities in the heavy metal world these pa...

Theatrical Rock Band One-Eyed Doll Set To Play The Token Lounge in Westland

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Last September, I caught my first One-Eyed Doll show at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan as a part of their Halloween Tour just after the releas...

With Performances by Rammstein, Slipknot, and Even Detroit's Own We Came As Romans, Rock Was Definitely Not Dead at Chicago Open Air

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three da...

82-Year-Old 'America's Got Talent' Star Goes Full Metal With Drowning Pool

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.17.2016 | Weird News

They’re a match made in heavy metal heaven. “America’s Got Talent” star John Hetlinger majorly rocked out with Drowning Pool at the Chicago Op...

Classic Wham Track Gets A Terrifying Heavy Metal Twist

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.04.2016 | Weird News

You've probably never heard Wham quite like this before. "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" has been given a serious heavy metal makeover in a cover that's...

Rock Band Thrice Set To Play The Fillmore in Detroit, Drummer Riley Breckenridge Talks About The Band's First Album After Hiatus

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Closing in almost two decades as a band, Thrice has solidified themselves as a rock band for the people, staying true to their own influences and evol...

Before he voiced Dory's Dad in Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel, Eugene Levy made a big splash in Disney's first-ever Touchstone release, Splash

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"I've played some Dads in my day." Anyone familiar with Eugene Levy's filmography knows that the above statement is true. After all, this Canadian co...

Rock Band Pierce the Veil Set to Play Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, Lead Vocalist Vic Fuentes Shares Stories of Band's Progession

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.09.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Jonathan Weiner) The success for the San Diego-based Pierce the Veil has been a slow and steady organic experience for the rock band...

Words From The Nameless Ghoul of the Swedish Rock Band Ghost at Rock on the Range About the Band's Beginnings and Not Fitting Into the Landscape of Contemporary Rock

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.07.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) The first time hearing Ghost, you might not know what to make of them, and then when you see them, you really might no...

My Alter Ego as a Teacher in a Metal Band

Justin Seymour | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Justin Seymour

I have been living a double life. Not the kind where I am secretly hiding another family in a different state from my wife, but it feels that way. S...

Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster Speaks on the Rock Band's 25 Year History Before Performance at Rock on the Range

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.06.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Dan Winters) In continuing with my coverage of my trip down to Columbus, Ohio for Rock on the Range, I was able to chat with Jean-Paul...

Michigan Bands Wilson, Citizen Zero, We Came As Romans, and Pop Evil Play Rock on the Range Festival, Show How to Break Out of Their Locale But Still Represent Their Home

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.05.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Chad Nicefield of Wilson // Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) Sometimes, even "Detroit Rock City" doesn't get the best rock music events and festivals c...

Rob Zombie Just Shut Down Trolls Hating On Girl Group Babymetal

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women

Don't question Babymetal's power to rock. Babymetal is a badass teen Japanese girl group made up of trio Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal," Yui Mizuno as...

Notes on the Decibel Tour: Abbath, High on Fire, Skeletonwitch

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

During Abbath's set I began to think about how interesting it is watching a genre grow up.

Ohio-Based Metal Band Miss May I Set to Play The Crofoot in Pontiac With Michigan Bands We Came As Romans and Wilson

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.14.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Miss May I is a five-piece metalcore band from the town of Troy, Ohio. Not exactly one of the big cities in Ohio, but they were able to take advantage...

Swedish Metal Band Tribulation Set to Play Headlining Show at the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.13.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Swedish metal band Tribulation has been together for a little over a decade now, but didn't put out their first proper full-length album The Horror until 2009. Then a few years later, they would release their sophomore album The Formulas of Death in 2013.

Zakk Wylde: From Behind the Six String

Jason Landry | Posted 04.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Landry

Whatever it is that you love, that's what you gotta do. If Led Zeppelin moves you, or if Black Sabbath moves you, or Neal Young, or Elton John -- that's what moves me. So, why play music that didn't have anything to do with that?

When Head-Bangers Take Over Banking, We All Profit

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.31.2016 | Comedy

Heavy metal rules. In this kooky video making an encore on Reddit, it also sells investment plans. Watch head-bangers 9-to-5 it at your local financia...

English Metalcore Band Asking Alexandria Set To Play The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Lead Guitarist Ben Bruce Talks of Band's New Album and Lead Singer

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.07.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Asking Alexandria has been a mainstay of the metalcore genre since their 2009 debut Stand Up and Scream. After three successful albums, this 5-piece b...

Twisted Sister and Their Superlative (and Surprising!) New Movie

Pamela Glasner | Posted 03.03.2016 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

At first glance, you'd think a title like "We Are Twisted F***ing Sister" would be enough of an indication as to what this film is about. But director Andrew Horn's vision was a film for everyone, not just fans, one which would impart a deeper understanding of and respect for the men who lived it.