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Finnish University Offering Course On Metal

Yet another institution of higher education has embraced heavy metal as a genre worth studying. The latest to hop on the bandwagon is Finland's leading university, the University Of Helsinki, which is offering students a three-week academic…

Readers’ Bands: Reduced To Ash Are Badass

So, for a while there, I stopped writing the Readers’ Bands column because, well, I was fixing to shut the site down. But I’ve since reconsidered, with a patron campaign currently underway to raise funds to the site’s continued operation.…

Four Revamped Metal Classics That Rule

Normally, when I go on YouTube, I look at people doing dumb stuff. Videos of folks doing cringeworthy stuff seems to be my favorite in recent weeks. Like, have you seen this tool rage about how he's better than everyone else because he…

Jesse Leach's Check Your Head: Wise Up!

Let's just get right to it. I have had a breaking point as of late. I am attempting to expand my horizons and branch out as an artist (with my website, JesseLeach.com), so I am on the internet a lot. As a writer and musician, I observe…

UnKured Exclusive Album Stream: Mutated Earth

Do you dig death-thrash? I mean, do you dig death-thrash for real? Well then, proceed to the end of this post. where you’ll find UnKured’s new album streaming in its entirety. The Ohio thrash metallers’ debut disc is called Mutated Earth…

Readers’ Bands: California’s Otoño Are Severe

If you like your metal rough, raw, and without all the frills that come with enlisting a capable producer, then you’re going to dig Otoño. From their pictures, it would appear that Otoño has no drummer. Which leads me to believe they use a…

Metallica Book Ferguson Residency

That's right, people. Metallica will be appearing over the course of a week on the "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," which is on its way into the history books. The band said of the gig: “We’re excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson’s…