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Deftones Set To Play Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights with Swedish Hardcore Legends Refused, Band Talks Of New Album and Their Longevity

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.22.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Deftones' Stephen Carpenter and Chino Moreno at Rock On The RangePhoto Credit: Kelly Frazier) The Deftones have been one of those bands that throug...

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...

Canadian Progressive Metal Band Oni Set to Play The Ritz With Devil You Know, Lead Vocalist Jake Oni Talks of Band's Inception

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.02.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

They are new faces into the metal scene with hopes of making big waves. The Canadian progressive metal band Oni, donning influences from across the board of music, are looking to bring a unique approach to heavy music.

The Darkness Unleashes Musical Thunder in Downtown Los Angeles

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.17.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

U.K. based, neo-metal-glam-rock outfit, The Darkness, returns with fury to the music scene performing last Tuesday, April 12th at the Belasco Theater ...

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...

San Francisco Alt/Metal-Rockers The Institution

Seth Ferranti | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Seth Ferranti

Every now and then a band comes along whose music real moves you and The Institution is one of those bands. The four piece, led by singer/guitarist so...

Lamb Of God Set To Play Royal Oak Music Theatre With Thrash Legends Anthrax, Singer Randy Blythe Talks of Grammy Nomination

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.26.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The Grammy nominations are out and heavy metal band Lamb Of God received a nod for Best Metal Performance for their song "512" from their latest album VII: Sturm und Drang, but does the band really care? Lead singer Randy Blythe really doesn't.

15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

This was a strong year for music and one that felt more tumultuous than ever for planet Earth and its inhabitants. No coincidence, I'm sure. Here are some favorites from 2015.

Reminiscing About Detroit's Metal and Hardcore Scenes With the Black Dahlia Murder's Trevor Strnad

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.15.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Jonathan Pushnik) In a time during the turn of the millennium when the metal scene wasn't all that lively in the Detroit area, there w...

From Hardcore to Hip Hop: Nick Noro Releases Newest Album, Cut

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Not taking himself, his music, or life too seriously, Nick Noro went from the adrenaline-fueled, aggressive and pulse-raising world of hardcore metal to the head-bobbing beats and flows of hip hop.

Metal Band Butcher Babies Set to Play at The Machine Shop in Flint, Vocalist Carla Harvey Speaks of Her Experiences Growing Up in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.09.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

In a world where music gets labeled into nauseating amounts of sub-genres or terms are coined to try to place music in some sort of box, the heavy met...

WATCH: The Metal That's 100 Times Lighter Than Styrofoam

Vocativ | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science

Metallic microlattice is the lightest material known to science. It’s 99.9% air by volume and 100 times lighter than Styrofoam....

MTV Generation Must-See Documentary: Quiet Riot "Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back"

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Lori Ferraro

Having grown up in the Eighties I am fortunate to consider myself part of the MTV Generation. From the second that rocket ship was set into space, that astronaut planted that flag on the moon, that guitar riff played in the background, I was hooked.

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

Scale the Summit -- The Odyssey Begins

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.16.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Scale the Summit, an American instrumental and progressive rock band based out of Houston, isn't your average cup o' joe.

Australian Metal Band Thy Art Is Murder Among Many Bands Set to Play the Victory Records Stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.30.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to get some words with Andy Marsh, the guitarist from Australian metal band Thy Art Is Murder, about the band's new album Holy War and the general principles that go behind the making of their music.

Listening To Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne may hold the key to happiness. A recent study has found that "extreme" music genres -- including heavy metal, emo, punk a...

Watch A Guy Pour Molten Metals Into Water

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science

Ever wonder how molten metals react when poured into water? Even if you haven't, the results are still pretty cool. In a video released this wee...

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

Marilyn Manson Just Made an Unexpected Comeback

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

"Jesus loves you," Marilyn Manson deadpans to an audience member at New York City's Terminal 5. The Antichrist Superstar, legally named Brian Warner, is currently embarking on the "Hell Not Hallelujah" tour with the band carrying his stage namesake and seems far removed from the disaster he'd become.

Brooklyn Band Forges Prog-Jazz, Goes Big and Brash on Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

If I ask you to picture a big band, chances are you close your eyes and see Bono or Chris Martin or Donald Fagen (just me?). Give that first word a little more, though, lean on that "big" and you get a whole different thing.

WATCH: Headbanging Kittens Are The Cutest Metalheads You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

These furry little metal aficionados would get right along with Ozzy Osbourne. In this video, kittens Tulip and Daisy are badass rockers who have ...

Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from.

Pantera Singer Teaches Comedian How To METAL

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy

Listen, if you want to be the "most badass metal motherf--ker of all time," who are you gonna go to? Comedian Dave Hill wanted to be the most metal...

Metal Twerking Might Be The Most Absurd Thing Yet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

Just when we thought we had reached the nadir/apex of human existence in a post-"Anaconda" world, here's Mastodon's music video for "The Motherload." ...