Dio Musical, Other Events Happening

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Believe it or not, someone has decided to write a musical about Ronnie James Dio, the legendary man who left this mortal coil all too soon. But first, there’s some events upcoming from the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late Rainbow and Black Sabbath singer. A […]

Kooky Pastor Characterizes Pantera, Sabbath As “Satanic”

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I was reading Blabbermouth earlier, and had to share something with you all, because ignorance needs to be called out. A video follows at the end of this post featuring Pastor Steven Anderson, representing Tempe, Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church. This dude recently claimed that “we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas” if gays […]

DEP’s Greg Puciato Sticks Up For Judas Priest

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For some reason, the organizers decided that it would be a good idea to give Fall Out Boy higher billing on the 2015 Soundwave Festival in Australia than, say, Judas Priest. Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato thinks that was a bad move. His band Killer Be Killed will play its first shows on Download. […]

And Now For Something Completely Different: Here’s Mac Sabbath

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Today was a fucking weird one for me, kids. I wish I could get into just why it was so weird, but I can’t. I hate being so ambiguous on this blog sometimes, but in this case, I’ve got to be. Let’s just say I never, ever expected to receive the kind of visit I […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Caveat’s Brandon O’Connell

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By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by Caveat‘s own Brandon O’Connell. Wolf Blood from Duluth, Minnesota. […]

Rafael Gallaher Picks His Top 10 Of 2014

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If you haven’t gotten to these records yet, ask Santa or Krampus, or whomever you get presents from during the Saturnalia season, for them. Or just Spotify that shit. Do whatever you want, but these are my favorite albums of 2014. First, a quick and catty SPOILER ALERT: Babymetal isn’t anywhere close to being on […]

Mastodon, Slipknot Nominated For Grammys

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Not that they matter, at all, but the Grammy Awards will be happening once again in 2015, with the illustrious likes of who gives a fuck and what’s her slut performing on stage and being celebrated by the struggling industry. What you won’t see televised when the Grammys air live from the Staples Center in […]

Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life By Zero Down’s Lenny Burnett

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A long time ago, we asked a bunch of bands to submit columns on the following topic: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life. Today, we bring you an entry provided by Zero Down’s Lenny Burnett. So I thought I would list five records that not only changed my life but also are huge influences […]

The Deftones Still Writing New Material

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I’ve extolled the virtues of the Deftones on this site many times before. In my estimation, they’re one of the best bands to have ever formed, and every note of music they have released, I love. The fact that the band’s in the studio, writing material for their next disc, makes me happier than a […]

Readers’ Bands: Doctor Smoke Project Old School Metal Sound

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If you dig the sound of early metal, especially bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and dig modern bands like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats or Electric Wizard, chances are you’ll dig Doctor Smoke. One of the Ohio band’s members wrote us not that long ago, praising the site and “passing along our free demo […]