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Taproot

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Taproot are an American nu metal/alternative rock band. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Taproot formed in late 1997, and has toured with Deftones, Sevendust, Incubus, and Korn. Taproot's album "Blue Sky Research" was released on 16 August 2005. Their song "Calling" was the official theme song of WWE's Unforgiven pay-per-view event in September 2005. The second single from the album, "Birthday," received minimal radio airtime on the East Coast. Read more on Last.fm

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Nu Metalcore is definitely happening. Why?

September 19th, 2013

There’s a new (nu?) trend afoot in the world of emerging metalcore bands and that trend is similar in its makeup to nu metal when it came out. Instead of chug heavy riffs, we start with metalcore and instead of rap, we have RnB. Gavin Lloyd grew up with nu metal. Is this new trend as worthy or original, though? Hmmm…

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I grew up during nu metal’s heyday and the likes of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot went a long way towards shaping my taste in music and making me the metal-loving scamp I am today. Nu metal was huge and had a mainstream crossover appeal that hasn’t been seen since in terms of heavy music.

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WIN: loads of CDs and t-shirts from Emmure, God Forbid, Taproot and Wretched.

May 2nd, 2012

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Everyone loves free stuff. We love free stuff. It’s the incentive that keeps us posting snide and snarky missives on the internet, after all. Sometimes though, people want us to give you free stuff though – as is the case with the guys and gals over at Victory Records, who’ve given us a big ol’ bag of CDs and t-shirts to give away to our readers.

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Album: Taproot – Plead the Fifth

June 24th, 2010

Taproot
Plead the Fifth
Victory Records
11 May 2010

by Andy Parker

The world has become niche. And a niche in itself is cliche, far more cliche than the mainstream with the same old lines, the same hooks and to many metalheads’ dismay – a chorus that kicks ass. So in steps Taproot – remember them?

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