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MI Metal Shows Update: 7.18.16

MI Metal Update 7.18.16: Janes Addiction at Freedom Hill, Vans Warped Tour hits Detroit, Scour releases their album and a metal book to read. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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Rail Yard Ghosts – Hiræth

Imagine, if you will, somewhere in an alternate dimension, Johnny Cash, Crass, and Mumford and Sons engaged in an open relationship which resulted in a child. That child would be the Rail Yard Ghosts.

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Sallow Moth – Moss Deceptiva

Moss Deceptiva is a brutally beautiful meditation on the destructiveness of modern society… It is with this weapon of musical destructiveness that we will be cleansed.

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Bifid Corpse – Dead and Decaying

The whole EP comes at you like a wounded bear, perhaps mortally wounded, but still having enough strength to eviscerate you on its way out. Dead & Decaying is filthy and ugly in the best possible way.

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Scour – Scour

The short EP gives the sense of a relentless, many clawed demon screaming across the landscape for the sole purpose of rending flesh from bone.

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Nox – Ancestral Arte Negro 7″

It can be difficult to find worthwhile black metal in the underground, but also well worth the effort. The swirling riffs, brutal blasting, and flesh-rending vocal delivery of this brief release make it one of the black jewels that keep you looking.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 7.11.16

MI Metal Update 7.11.16: Inter Arma’s new release, New Gojira video, Rebel Road Motorcycle Rally in Mux and Morta Skuld in Hamtramck. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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Ghoul – Dungeon Bastard

…from the very first riff, I was transported back to my 15 year old self, down in my basement bedroom, boom box cranked to 11, and shouting along with Mike that “All I wanted a Pepsi. Just one Pepsi.”

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Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows

Paradise Gallows, like Sky Burial before it, is both expansive and oppressive in its ferocity, sometimes glacial, sometimes frenetic pacing, and its ability to suck all the light from the room in a way both tragic and beautiful.

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Fates Warning – Theories of Flight

Throughout the album’s 52 minutes, the band nicely builds a bridge between their prog-metal roots and more modern sounds, with gorgeous production that presents the songs in full technicolor.

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Frameworks – Smother

Beginning with opening track “Fear of Missing Out” the five-piece from Gainesville, Florida have crafted a rich, textured thrill ride.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 7.04.16

MI Metal Update 7.04.16: Terror in Detroit, Tesla in GR, Fall tours and a new Thy Art Is Murder video. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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MI Metal Shows Update: 6.27.16

MI Metal Update 6.27.16: I Set My Friends On Fire in GR, Beyond Deth in Hamtramck, MPN is going to Muskegon MetalFest and Decibel subscriptions. Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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MI Metal Shows Update: 6.20.16

MI Metal Update 6.20.16: Incantaton in Lansign, Guns n Roses in Detroit, and Winterhymn in Hamtramck. MI ranked high for metal Plus… Upcoming Shows, New Releases, Videos and more!

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