• Megadeth - DYSTOPIA

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    DYSTOPIA

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    More than any other metal band in history, being a hardcore Megadeth fan is truly a rollercoaster ride. This is a band with multiple duds in their catalog, and yet they always seem to rebound. Think about it, they’ve truly had some bad releases in their catalog. RISK was terrible. THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO wasn’t a lot better. And yet,

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  • Anthrax - FOR ALL KINGS

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    FOR ALL KINGS

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    Depending on your perspective, Anthrax is either having a career resurgence or floundering at the end of their career. I’m stunned how many people actually didn’t like their last effort, FOR ALL KINGS. In these ears, that was the best effort of their career. What made it great, to me, was the mixture of crushing heaviness combined with some

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  • Sevendust - KILL THE FLAW

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    KILL THE FLAW

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    When I first saw Sevendust’s new release was titled KILL THE FLAW, my initial thought was “what exactly is the flaw?” It leads you to wonder just what it is that caused this band to not break big, while bands with lesser quality catalogs like Disturbed or Korn had such crazy amounts of success at the same time. This

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  • Iron Maiden - THE BOOK OF SOULS

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    THE BOOK OF SOULS

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    They don’t do it that often anymore, but there’s always excitement when Iron Maiden comes out with new music. Knowing that they are closing in on the end of their career, you really do end up hoping that when they go out for good, it will be with a bang. I think it’s universally agreed upon that

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  • Slayer - REPENTLESS

    Image: Slayer, Repentless, Pitriff, Review, Thrash Metal, Chris Akin Slayer
    REPENTLESS

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    Probably more than any release in their history, Slayer came into releasing this album at a crossroads. This WAS the album that, in many ways, dictated if the band could continue on or if it was indeed time to drift off quietly to Hell. The loss of guitarist Jeff Hanneman and the removal of drummer Dave Lombardo had almost every Slayer

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  • Operation: Mindcrime - THE KEY

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    THE KEY

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    Geoff Tate’s falling out and subsequent two years of lawsuits, multiple versions of the same band and overall craziness in the press definitely tarnished a legacy that once seemed untouchable. Think about it. Even with over a decade of arguably bad releases (Q2K, TRIBE, AMERICAN SOLDIER, DEDICATED TO CHAOS), it wasn’t until the now infamous spitting incident and the

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  • W.A.S.P. - GOLGOTHA

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    W.A.S.P. is one of those bands that has a ridiculously loyal fanbase...and good for them, actually. Doing THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW, we get shit on repeatedly anytime we say anything that is less than glowing about W.A.S.P., Blackie Lawless or any of the band’s former or present members. Oh well...comes with the territory, I guess. After what seems like quite a

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Vampires Everywhere, News, heavy metal, cd reviewsVAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! is proud to announce their sophomore album, Hellbound and Heartless, will be available on June 19 via Hollywood Waste Records.  This release showcases the darker side of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE!, focusing on message-driven lyrics and deriving musical influence from industrial rock icons such as Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie.  Hellbound and Heartless was co-produced by the band and Mike Sarkisyan and Tommy Decker, both members of Grammy-nominated, alternative-metal act SPINESHANK.  Every song on the album presents a fresh, new morsel of Gothic darkness for fans to sink their teeth into.

"I Can't Breathe", the first track to be revealed from the new album, recently premiered with Alternative Press and received an overwhelming positive response.  VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! is eager to get more new tunes out and will be releasing more information on Hellbound and Heartless in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to keep their eyes peeled.

In support of the release, VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! will be on the full Vans Warped Tour. A full list of dates can be seen below.  Visit www.vanswarpedtour.com for additional details.

Warped Tour Dates:
6/16/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
6/17/12 - Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
6/20/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Festival Lot
6/21/12 - Irvine, CA @ Orange County Great Park
6/22/12 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/23/12 - San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
6/24/12 - Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
6/27/12 - Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
6/28/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Camel Back Park
6/29/12 - Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6/30/12 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/1/12 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Park - Main Street Lot
7/3/12 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/5/12 - Maryland Heights, MO  @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/6/12 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/7/12 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/8/12 - Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/9/12 - Bonner Springs , KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
7/10/12 - Indianapolis , IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/11/12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/12/12 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/13/12 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/14/12 - Montreal, ON @ Parc Jean Drapeau
7/15/12 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canada Amphitheatre
7/17/12 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/18/12 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
7/19/12 - Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/20/12 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/21/12 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/22/12 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
7/24/12 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/25/12 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
7/26/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater
7/27/12 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/28/12 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/29/12 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/30/12 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/31/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/1/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
8/4/12 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
8/5/12 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront

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