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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

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  • Operation: Mindcrime - 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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    With the release of THE STRANGE CASE OF…, I fell in love with Lzzy Hale. So much so, in fact, that I jokingly got down on one knee and asked her to marry me at Rock On The Range two years ago (a proposal that she didn’t flat out turn down, so maybe there’s still hope!!). Let’s be

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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.

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.