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Altar of Oblivion – Barren Grounds

Each of the melodies presented in the songs give you a sense of longing. The slow melodic guitar presented in the songs allows you to feel the pain that comes from sorrow in your life.

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MI Metal Update 3.28.16

Upcoming MI Shows 3.29 Norma Jean, He Is Legend, & more @ Tangent Gallery [DET] 3.30 Metal Church @ The Token Lounge [WLND] 3.31 Cthulhu Entertainment 3 Yr Anniversar Show @ The Ritz Detroit [Warren] 3.31 Silverstein, Being As An Ocean, & more @ The Intersection [GR]...

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Lamb of God Returns to the Orbit Room

Whether you have been around since the first time “Black Label” split a room for a wall of death or if it is your first time, there is a notable anticipation for the Lamb of God show Sunday at The Orbit Room. If you have been under the mind control of some other music for the last two decades, lets recap…

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A Heavy Metal Bucket List

How do you want to metal before you die? I asked a bunch of metalheads that question and got awesome answers. The process also made me realize there is a difference between a bucket list and a pipe dream. A bucket list is things you can actually do. Things that are...

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Other Metal Shows You Might Be Interested In…

Social media can be a pain in the ass, always trying to tell you what new things you should check out. After being hounded online with ads for “other products I may be interested in,” I realized that none of them were for metal shows. I wished they were. So, I wrote...

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11 Reasons Heavy Metal IS Art

As ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids and scads of wandering people stare at paintings of Jesus and sculptures of pigs, my mind goes to heavy metal music. I think of it as art that’s worthy of ogling.  However, a lot of people don’t understand that. So, I consulted with...

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More Local Bands You Should Hear

Do ya dig local metal? Here is some required listening. For information on these, and other bands, check out Blackgate: Power thrash-tastic-ness from Grand Rapids, Blackgate is anchored on bass by Zach Flora (Flood the Desert) and drums by Ryan...

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Summer Mandatory Metal

With the summer festival season upon us, concert-goers get fewer tours through Michigan, but here are some of the upcoming highlights. Find the entire list July 12 Tru-Burn, 6 Prong Paw and more @Louie’s Rocket Lounge (Grand Rapids) Tru-Burn...

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The Internet Killed Metal and Other Sob Stories: Pt 2

Last month I began looking at how the internet changed metal – not killed it – in a comparison of metal before and after the internet. Here are some thoughts about the Internet’s role in modern metal, along with input from fellow metalheads. A New Level With all of...

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