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EMX Competition Bridges the Gap Between eSports and EDM in Santa Ana

March 23, 2017

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See original article here Gaming has proven to extend well beyond the adolescent years for most diehards, often turning into a lifelong hobby, a comfortable fallback as a break from “adulting,” a profitable career choice and even a global network for eSports enthusiasts. eSports Arena, Orange County’s 200-video game station […]

10 Local Female Metal Musicians You Need to Know

February 23, 2017

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  By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See the original online article HERE The recent Women’s March on Washington placed a global magnifying glass on women’s rights. One day before that historic march, the NAMM show in Anaheim hosted the fifth annual She Rocks Awards which pays tribute to female music industry leaders. While both can […]

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt Shares His Most Intense Metal Festival Memory

September 23, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly View the original article here Swedish vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt fits many personas varying in levels of excellence depending on which type of metal fan you talk to. As vocalist, he mastered the powerful yet articulated death metal vocal technique in the fellow Swedish supergroup Bloodbath. Åkerfeldt collaborated […]

Gallery: Gojira, Carcass, Meshuggah, Ministry, Deafheaven at Chicago Open Air

August 4, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice For Metal Insider The inaugural Chicago Open Air metal and heavy rock music festival brought more than 75,000 concert goers to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. on July 15, 16 and 17. The summer festival featured Germany’s Rammstein as the headliner on Friday night, followed by fellow European metal masters Meshuggah, Gojira […]

Gallery: Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D. at the Wiltern in LA

August 2, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice Metal Insider Original gallery here Sweden’s infamous melodic death metal Vikings Amon Amarth pillaged the stage of Los Angeles, California’s The Wiltern Theatre on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Amon Amarth closed their North American tour in Los Angeles, following the release of their latest studio album “Jomsviking” via Metal Blade Records a […]

Dirty Heads’ Jared Watson On Their New Album, Addiction, Weed Legalization

July 27, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice For the OC Weekly See original article here When referencing recent alt-rock and reggae artists who made notable national imprints in their subgenres, bands such as Slightly Stoopid, No Doubt and Sublime all come to the top of the list. Although these Southern California groups are still active in one way or […]

Empyrean Throne explores ‘unorthodox’ recording technique with producer Mick Kenney

June 2, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Original article here As dusk floods the sky on a recent Saturday night, Mozart’s “Requiem In D Minor” echoes through a Costa Mesa apartment from a pair of stereo speakers. The haunting orchestral movements and angelic vocals hum through the air, barely masking the inebriated, tormented screams of Andrew Knudsen coming […]

Gallery: Behemoth, Myrkur at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.

May 15, 2016

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Sixx A.M.’s Nikki Discusses Life After Mötley Crüe, New Album, Prince

May 2, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See original article here Although they’ve been together for almost 10 years, L.A. hard rock band Sixx A.M. has been steadily overshadowed by some of its members’ other major musical projects, including bassist Nikki Sixx’s predecessor Mötley Crüe and guitarist DJ Ashba’s Guns N’ Roses. Now that the Crüe has officially […]

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 […]