• 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

    Image: WASP, Golgotha, Blackie Lawless, Pitriff, Review, Heavy Metal W.A.S.P.
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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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Image: Dragged Into Sunlight, Pitriff, CD Reviews, News, Heavy MetalThe mysterious UK Doom metal band, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT have announced their appearance on this year's Maryland Death Fest. The three day metal festival will start on May 24th and will see the band featured alongside with the likes of Godflesh, Morbid Angel, Electric Wizard, and many more. Following the completion of the festival, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT will embark on a mid-west headlining tour running from May 28th to June 14th and will include dates with support from Cough and Wolvhammer.

Prepare to be annihilated, as the band has stated:  "We anticipate consuming the East Coast state by state, expect nothing less than total carnage, see you there." This will be a tour you won't want to miss.

Catch DRAGGED INTO THE SUNLIGHT live here:
5/24-26                 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Death Fest, Club Sonar

5/28                       Richmond, VA - Strange Matter # **
5/29                       Raleigh, NC - Slim's #
5/30                       Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
5/31                       Panama City Beach, FL - C-Level #
6/1                         New Orleans, LA - Siberia #
6/2                         Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington #
6/3                         Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas, Chaos in Tejas #
6/4                         Dallas,TX - La Grange #
6/5                         Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music #
6/6                         Nashville, TN - The End #
6/7                         Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway #
6/8                         Lexington, KY - Al's Bar
6/9                         Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge %
6/10                       Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn %
6/11                       Pittsburgh, PA - 31st Street Pub %
6/12                       Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar %
6/13                       Philadelphia, PA - TBA %
6/14                       Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus %

# w/ Cough
% w/ Wolvhammer

After signing to Prosthetic Records, DRAGGED INTO THE SUNLIGHT re-released their album "Hatred for Mankind" on January 18th and are now ready to take over with their upcoming release, "Widowmaker", the first of three concept albums. The album, due out later this year, is set to captivate your soul with a sound heavier and louder than ever before.

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