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Jungle Rot video banned for “inciting dissention”

March 4, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice Metal Insider Earlier today, Wisconsin-based death metal band Jungle Rot informed the public via their Facebook page that their newest music video titled “Doomsday” was published and then taken down by the U.S. government, citing “dissention” (nope, not dissension). The video had been teased over the last few weeks before being immediately removed from […]

Gallery: Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom at the Palladium in Hollywood, Calif.”

March 4, 2016

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Thrash metal annihilators Megadeth eviscerated through Southern California’s Hollywood Palladium, one of Sunset Boulevard’s mainstay midsize venues, Sunday, February 28, 2016. Supporting the headliners were Suicidal Tendencies featuring Dave Lombardo on the kit and Finland’s melodic death metal heathens Children of Bodom invoking chaos to their legion of followers. Megadeth is currently on their trek […]

Gallery: Nile, Empyrean Throne, Letum Ascensus at City National Grove in Anaheim

February 9, 2016

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The Oath disbands only weeks after debut album release

April 29, 2014

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  By Rachael Mattice Twitter: @RachaelM_OC Only weeks after their debut album was released in North America on April 15th, The Oath has officially announced their split via their Facebook page today. The doom rock duo consisting of German vocalist Johanna Sadonis and Swedish guitarist Linnea Olsson did not list any other information for the […]

Mayhem Festival dates, stops announced for 2014 summer tour

February 18, 2014

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By Rachael Mattice rmattice@jconline.com It’s already time to prep for the summer’s biggest festival in heavy metal music as Rockstar Energy Drink announces dates and tour stops Tuesday for Mayhem Festival. The 2014 tour stops are pretty consistent with previous years; the first show is scheduled in San Bernadino, Calif., bringing the metal caravan to […]

Nashville Pussy’s Ruyter Suys, Blaine Cartwright talk ‘Up the Dosage,’ a night in a Tenn. jail

January 21, 2014

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Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s imprisonment and frequent appearance in international news has unintentionally loosened the societal nuance of the word in America to a less abrasive and normality in common speech even in tight-lipped cultures. “Pussy’s not a dirty word” was written by rock n’ rollers Nashville Pussy independently of Pussy Riot’s revolt, but […]

Rock on the Range 2014 lineup released

January 16, 2014

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By Rachael Mattice rmattice@jconline.com Twitter: @RachaelM_JC After several days of 2014 festival lineup releases flooding the Internet and social media, Midwesterners can finally get excited for their own local rock festival in May. The 2014 Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio will consist of a lineup with many Mayhem Festival 2013 bands, and […]

2013 Crime and Courts: The music industry’s year in review

December 20, 2013

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By Rachael Mattice rmattice@jconline.com Twitter@RachaelM_JC The music community encountered a tumultuous year of criminal cases which darkened reputations of the defendants, the families, victims, bandmates and fans. Coming off the cusp of 2012’s cases with the arrest of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot in March, the imprisonment of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe […]

Broken Hope fan in good condition after throat cutting at Texas concert

November 21, 2013

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By Rachael Mattice The Broken Hope fan that suffered a horrendous throat injury during a concert in Texas is recovering and in good condition. The band notified fans via their Facebook page yesterday that Julio Serrano, who had his throat slit with a box cutter on Tuesday, October 22 at their concert in El Paso, Texas, is doing well. […]

Faster Pussycat revisits Lafayette for show at Jerilee’s

November 21, 2013

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By Rachael Mattice For fans of glam, the ’80s will be reincarnated with a late night rock show featuring Los Angeles’ Faster Pussycat Wednesday at Jerilee’s Pub, 2100 Elmwood Ave., in Lafayette. After a seemingly successful performance at The Hideaway on April 1, the sleaze rockers Taime Downe (vocals), Danny Nordahl (bass), Xristian Simon (guitar), Michael Thomas […]