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Avatar Country - AVATAR

There are endless examples of metal artists taking themselves far too seriously. AVATAR is not one of those bands. The Gothenburg-based band's intentionally and ridiculously over-the-top brand of heavy metal continues to run through its latest, and seventh overall, full-length release: "Avatar Country". Sonically, the Swedish group has streamlined its already accessible heavy metal crunch ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's GREG PUCIATO Doesn't Care Whether PHILIP ANSELMO Gets Forgiven Or Not

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN frontman Greg Puciato says that "doesn't care" whether Philip Anselmo gets forgiven or not for his "white power" gesture at a recent concert, explaining that he hasn't "given a shit" about anything the former PANTERA singer has done since the band's "Far Beyond Driven" album. Anselmo performed the PANTERA classic "Walk" ...

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I Worship Chaos - CHILDREN OF BODOM

Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM has produced some of the most well-known melodic death metal ever released. Whether or not it's one cup of tea, there is no denying their songwriting prowess and skill exhibited over the years. If not overtly present, melodic death metal typically has at least traces of triumphant, old-school heavy metal and ...

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Rivals - COAL CHAMBER

A decade ago, the thought of seeing Dez Fafara onstage with COAL CHAMBER seemed less likely than John Constantine kicking his cigarette habit. The disputes, the altercations, the divisions into new bands with Fafara doing plenty well for himself in DEVILDRIVER. All variables staking heavy odds against the emergence of a new COAL CHAMBER record. ...

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