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Unlocking The Truth, a metal trio from Brooklyn, was recently signed to Sony with a lucrative deal: $60,000 up front on their first and a $350,000 advance for their second album. They’re also getting a 16-17% of royalties for the records they sell, incredibly high for a major label. Oh, and two of them are thirteen […]

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“They say time heals all wounds. That’s utter bullshit.” So begins the trailer for Ragnar Bragason’s new film Metalhead. After her brother dies in a tragic farming accident, Hera Karlsdottir grieves by finding solace in his heavy metal records and her new dreams of becoming a rockstar. See her practice gloomily in a farmhouse, burn shit and try, […]

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At this year’s Maryland Deathfest, photographer Adel Souto snapped photos of that most brutal of fashion accessories: the metal back patch. Attendees’ attire ranged from the expected (a patch repping Deathfest itself) to questionable (black metal bigot Burzum) to baffling (this guy‘s stars-and-bars-laden “party on my dick” patch). See some highlights in the gallery and the rest […]

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Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, frontman of GWAR, was found dead in his home yesterday. He was 50 years old. “Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I’ve known,” GWAR bassist Mike Bishop said of his bandmate. “He was brash sometimes, always crass, irreverent, he was hilarious in every way. […]

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We don’t have much to go in trying to interpret what the hell is going on in these photos of Skull x Skull that Tod Seelie shot for us. The event is put on by Skidmarxxx every Sunday of SXSW. It starts in the afternoon and goes until the cops shut it down, every time. Geographically, it’s within the city limits of […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s rousing speech as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street just got more rousing, if you’re into Swedish extreme metal. Behold, the Messhugah mash-up version. Really brings out the performative nuances of DiCaprio’s screaming face and that dark camaraderie of the whole chest-pounding/chanting routine, which wasn’t even part of the script, but something Matthew McConaughey does before his scenes […]

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For those brave souls willing to trek across the foreboding frozen tundra mildly unpleasant wet sidewalks of New York City today, there’s an all-robot heavy metal show happening in Union Square this afternoon. It’s free. As is to perhaps be expected for this kind of spectacle in that kind of public location, the event is […]

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A study conducted by the U.K.’s University of Westminster confirms that all you longhaired, headbanging fans of heavy metal music are just a bunch of depressed misfits with no respect for authority. From PopSci: Somewhat predictably, heavy metal fans were more likely to be male, to dislike authority, and to feel a need to be unique. […]

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You may have seen this video of a woman positively losing her shit on an American Airlines flight to Tampa. Apparently spurred by the recent death of her mother, the woman shrieks “God you are my savior” over and over and over, unfazed by her fellow passengers’ attempts to assuage her grief. It is scary, […]

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It’s almost surprising no one thought of this sooner: IKEA or Death, a quiz that asks you to identify whether a given Nordic-looking word is the name of a piece of furniture from the Swedish retailer or a European metal band. I got a 15/20. Your move. For more IKEA-related internet stuff, check here and […]

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