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Heavy Metal in Michigan

MI Metal Shows Update: 3.20.17

This weeks update will help you: Celebrate the first day of Spring with some seasonal tunes. Schedule what metal show you are attending. Get a cute but brutal MPN boot sticker. Scare the shit out of people at your next bonfire. Buy the latest release by Obituary… AND MUCH MORE \m

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Arduini/Balich – Dawn of Ages

The album delivers torrents of guitars, deluge after deluge of roar and wail, with riffs that are more often engaging and accessible than dizzying and speed-driven.

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Fen – Winter

My favorite albums are ones that present a cohesive vision and Fen have certainly delivered this in spades.

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Black Anvil – As Was

With their fourth full length release As Was, Black Anvil is fast becoming the US answer to Enslaved (as a huge fan of the latter, this is not a comparison I make lightly).

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Obituary – Obituary

Long-time Obituary fans will be very happy with the variety on the album and it may even be enough to win back some fans that left them for dead.

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Behind the Sun – Post Solis

North Carolina’s Behind the Sun deliver a blistering five songs full of the heavy riffs, rhythmic shifts, and choral ensembles of growl not unknown in the prog side of death metal.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 3.13.17

This weeks update will help you: Watch Pallbearer’s latest video before their show at the Pyramid Scheme later this month. Celebrate being Irish with a metal show. Add a soft, new MPN hoodie to your wardrobe. Protect your vinyl collection. Buy the latest release by Evocation… AND MUCH MORE \m/

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MI Metal Shows Update: 3.06.17

This weeks update can help you: Order a sweet Morbid Angel patch. Make plans for a metal show this week. Check out Within The Ruins latest release. Watch a Fallujah video… AND MUCH MORE \m/

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Dakhma – Suna Kulto

What the band certainly is not, is soft. They have all the intensity of a fully loaded freight train bearing down on you.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 2.27.17

This weeks update can help you: Make plans for a metal show this weekend. Stay awake forever. Check out Gojira’s new video for “The Cell”. AND MUCH MORE \m/

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Temptation’s Wings – Skulthor Ebonblade

This epic, doomy, thrashy, stonery, and very Viking sounding band picks up the pace at points on this one. Right off the bat, this album sends you back in time to the battlegrounds, almost inducing marching and preparing you for this epic tale.

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MI Metal Shows Update: 2.20.17

This weeks update can help you: Listen to music in the shower. Check out the new Once Human video. Buy the new (Waning) album. Make plans for a metal show. \m/

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MI Metal Shows Update: 2.13.17

This weeks update can help you: Get bluesy with a Clutch video. Check out the new Overkill. Buy the perfect Valentine’s Day rose. Find a show near you. \m/

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