• Black Stone Cherry - KENTUCKY

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    KENTUCKY

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    This collection of southern boys are not the most original band in the world. They’ll never be accused of being the most musically gifted fellas in the world. Certainly, no one will ever listen to them and think, “wow, that’s really cutting edge music”. To the contrary though, release in and release out, the same thought comes to mind

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  • Zakk Wylde - BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    BOOK OF SHADOWS II

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    Sequels to albums, at least in my listening experience, are generally poor. The two that immediately jump to mind for me are Rob Zombie’s HELLBELLY DELUXE 2 and Meat Loaf’s BAT OUT OF HELL 2. Both releases were pretty lame, and garnered attention solely because they were named after much more historic releases in their creator’s career.

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  • Dream Theater - THE ASTONISHING

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    THE ASTONISHING

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    So, Dream Theater is back with a release that many are calling their most in-depth, and yet polarizing release. Fair enough. With 34 tracks and clocking in at over two hours in length, it’s certainly the most challenging on a listener to fully grasp and comprehend. Along with THE ASTONISHING, you are expected to read the book of lyrics

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  • Megadeth - DYSTOPIA

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    DYSTOPIA

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    More than any other metal band in history, being a hardcore Megadeth fan is truly a rollercoaster ride. This is a band with multiple duds in their catalog, and yet they always seem to rebound. Think about it, they’ve truly had some bad releases in their catalog. RISK was terrible. THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO wasn’t a lot better. And yet,

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  • Anthrax - FOR ALL KINGS

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    FOR ALL KINGS

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    Depending on your perspective, Anthrax is either having a career resurgence or floundering at the end of their career. I’m stunned how many people actually didn’t like their last effort, FOR ALL KINGS. In these ears, that was the best effort of their career. What made it great, to me, was the mixture of crushing heaviness combined with some

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Image: Dragged Into Sunlight, Pitriff, CD Reviews, News, Heavy MetalThe mysterious UK Doom metal band, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT have announced their appearance on this year's Maryland Death Fest. The three day metal festival will start on May 24th and will see the band featured alongside with the likes of Godflesh, Morbid Angel, Electric Wizard, and many more. Following the completion of the festival, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT will embark on a mid-west headlining tour running from May 28th to June 14th and will include dates with support from Cough and Wolvhammer.

Prepare to be annihilated, as the band has stated:  "We anticipate consuming the East Coast state by state, expect nothing less than total carnage, see you there." This will be a tour you won't want to miss.

Catch DRAGGED INTO THE SUNLIGHT live here:
5/24-26                 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Death Fest, Club Sonar

5/28                       Richmond, VA - Strange Matter # **
5/29                       Raleigh, NC - Slim's #
5/30                       Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
5/31                       Panama City Beach, FL - C-Level #
6/1                         New Orleans, LA - Siberia #
6/2                         Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington #
6/3                         Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas, Chaos in Tejas #
6/4                         Dallas,TX - La Grange #
6/5                         Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music #
6/6                         Nashville, TN - The End #
6/7                         Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway #
6/8                         Lexington, KY - Al's Bar
6/9                         Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge %
6/10                       Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn %
6/11                       Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub %
6/12                       Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar %
6/13                       Philadelphia, PA - TBA %
6/14                       Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus %

# w/ Cough
% w/ Wolvhammer

After signing to Prosthetic Records, DRAGGED INTO THE SUNLIGHT re-released their album "Hatred for Mankind" on January 18th and are now ready to take over with their upcoming release, "Widowmaker", the first of three concept albums. The album, due out later this year, is set to captivate your soul with a sound heavier and louder than ever before.

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