Coheed and Cambria
Friday, August 2, 2012
Better than: Spending the evening with any other '80s metal band, and arguably any metal band period.
Reliving past glories with tours that focus on classic albums or eras has become a standard practice for bands across a ... More >>
Tenacious D encapsulated the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio in one perfect quatrain: "Dio has rocked for a long, long time/ Now it's time for him to pass the torch/ He has songs of wildebeests and angels/ He has soared on the wings of a demon."
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This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties.
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Manic Street Preachers
Faced with declining concert revenues, mega-promoters Live Nation have come up with a unique solution--a "passport" to select shows throughout the end of the year with a one-time fee. Titled "Club Passport," the new service costs $49.99 and allows patrons to see unlimi ... More >>
Songs make it onto the Track of the Day radar for all sorts of reasons. This new tune from industrial vets RevCo (Revolting Cocks) caught our ear for the simple reason that it's totally ridiculous, cheesy techno colliding with an ironic "Party Hard" attitude."I'm Not Gay" basically comprises a de ... More >>
Devilish: Heaven & HellWith the possible exception of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Ronnie James Dio is probably the greatest heavy metal singer of all time. Dio's a bit of an anomaly to metal's usual Satanic shtick--he's an Italian-American Roman Catholic--though that hasn't stopped him from r ... More >>