• Wretch - WARRIORS

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    WARRIORS

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    There's an unwritten rule that I rarely follow here in Cleveland. That rule is that if a band is from Cleveland, I'm supposed to write all glowing things or else be called a hater by the local community. It's sad that it's like that, but the truth is what it is. For years I've lived with that stigma, to the point

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  • Machine Head - BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS

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    What happened to Machine Head really is a crime. Unfortunately for them, it's a crime they perpetrated upon themselves. With a mistake so many made in their youth, this band singlehandedly torpedoed themselves from ascending to the heights in metal held by only the select few like Metallica and Megadeth before them. After THE MORE THINGS CHANGE came

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  • Nashville Outlaws - TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE

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    A TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE

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    With the music industry pretty much dead anymore, nothing really comes off as shocking. After all, you have very desperate companies trying to hang on and make money from an industry that has about as much relevance today as the typewriter ribbon makers of the world still do. The current trend for the last half decade

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  • Texas Hippie Coalition - RIDE ON

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    I tell this story often, but it's one of my favorites of the past year. I had the chance to interview the Texas Hippie Coalition earlier this year at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. I was in a small tent with a bunch of photographers. The tent was fairly quiet really, as the much bigger adjacent

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  • Sammy Hagar - LITE ROAST

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    I get it. You are Sammy Hagar. You've seen huge success in virtually every world you've entered. In music, he was the main focus of Montrose. He parlayed that into a very successful solo career. That wasn't enough, so he joined the world's largest band at the time (Van Halen), and took them to commercial heights that even they

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  • Cavalera Conspiracy - PANDEMONIUM

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    There's always good news and bad news whenever Max Cavalera gets busy with new music. The good is that you get a whole lot of new music, seemingly all in a very short time. The bad news is it's generally spotty at best, because he simply writes and releases too much music at the same time. His band Soulfly released

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  • Slipknot - .5 THE GRAY MATTER

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    With a ton of speculation and even more wonderment on this band's ability to continue on without founding members Paul Gray and Joey Jordison, Slipknot has returned after far too long of a layoff with .5 THE GRAY MATTER. I've listened to this release multiple times a day for the last week or so that I've had it,

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News -- Dragged Into Sunlight

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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