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Suicide Silence pushes forward after vocalist’s death

June 29, 2014

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Twitter: @RachaelM_OC The future success or demise of a group always relies on multiple factors but is rarely determined by one circumstance. As the musicians develop their own brand within the band, their magnitude of power is immediately discovered once a crisis occurs. This includes the passing of a band […]

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz doesn’t let broken ribs keep her from fighting the ‘War Eternal’

June 10, 2014

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By Rachael Matice Twitter: @RachaelM_OC Original Link: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/2014/06/arch_enemy_interview_alissa_white_gluz_war_eternal.php Changing band lineups is always a daunting task with the risk of being ostracized by fans. Fortunately with the personal endorsement and invitation from former Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow, Alissa White-Gluz’s and Nick Cordle’s introductions to the melodic death metal giants allows attention to focus on talent […]

Empyrean Throne Are Lake Forest Vikings

June 2, 2014

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Twitter: @RachaelM_OC Original link:  Empyrean Throne have almost all the qualities of a vicious, Scandinavian, black-metal band. They hold a mythological and literary name, hang Viking war banners at their live shows, and utilize dark, symphonic instrumentality. Vocalist Andrew Knudsen even sports a pair of Gorgoroth-style spiked cuffs on his […]