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Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Last year, Rolling Stone published a list of the 40 greatest punk albums of all time, and today, they ranked the 100 greatest metal albums of all time. The list is all over the metal spectrum, from black and death to hair and nu…

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2016 NYC Halloween events: Village Parade, dog parade, cover band shows, World Inferno Friendship Society & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NYC loves Halloween and there’s no shortage of spooky action this year.

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Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult: the quiet legacies of two loud bands

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult are two of heavy metal’s most legendary, influential bands, but does anybody realize it?

In 2016, they’re often reduced to the “the band with the song every beginner guitarist can play” and “the band with the cowbell song.” Here’s a look at their often-silenced legacies.

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Ronnie James Dio hologram showed up at Wacken festival

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The massive German metal festival Wacken Open Air went down over the weekend, and in addition to performances by the likes of Iron Maiden, Testament, Entombed A.D., Metal Church, Triptykon and many more, there was one particularly notable happening involving the late Ronnie James Dio

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Below (Swedish Epic Doom) – ‘Across the Dark River’ CD Review (Metal Blade)

Source: Brooklyn Rocks

STREAM: Below – “Mare of the Night” (from Across the Dark River)

Below (Swedish Epic Doom) - 'Across the Dark River' CD Review (Metal Blade)

Swedish three-piece epic doom band Below released its debut full-length, Across the Dark River, last month month on Metal Blade and the band has a sound that will be immediate recognizable to fans of Dio and the Tony Martin era of Black Sabbath. There are also hints of King Diamond in the mix and this shouldn’t come as a surprise as the band recorded this album at Andy LaRocque’s Sonic Train Studios. Below offered the following comment on recording with LaRocque:”To have the opportunity ...

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