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PROGTOLOGY with James Monteith of TesseracT: #10 – Getting to Download Festival? As easy as riding a bike…

June 11th, 2013

It’s fair to say James Monteith has been a bit busy releasing TesseracT‘s excellent second album, Altered State. That’s why this is his first post in eight months, but he’s already taken up a new challenge – cycling to Donington. From London. Hopefully without vomiting. Yeah, right…

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Just over two months ago I was minding my own business, scratching my balls, watching the clock count down to 27 May (Altered State release date), when Prog editor, Jerry Ewing emailed me about The Heavy Metal Truants bike ride. At first I thought it was a joke – especially coming from Jerry, who doesn’t look like he’s ever sat on a bike, let alone up for a 161-mile bike ride – but after a few days of harassment I realized it was for real, and after reading about the event and the charities it supports, I was very intrigued and decided I had to get involved.

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Sunday Slaylist: Clive Burr R.I.P

March 17th, 2013

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Clive Burr, former drummer with heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, died in his sleep earlier this week on Tuesday March 12, 2013. He was 56 years old. Although he was fired from the band in 1982, Bur remained friends with his former bandmates, who were longtime supporters Clive Aid, the charity Burr was a patron of which raised funds and awareness for cancer and multiple sclerosis (of which Burr himself suffered) causes around the world. It’s in recognition of his role in the history of one of the world’s biggest metal fans that we’ve put together this week’s Sunday Slaylist as a tribute to Clive Burr.

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Sunday Slaylist: RIP Pat Egan from Relapse Records

February 24th, 2013

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This week we’re turning over the Sunday Slaylist to something a little different – we want you to go buy something. On Monday 18 February, Pat Egan, Relapses Records’ Director of Retail Sales, died following a the result of complications with a case of pneumonia. To raise money for Pat’s daughter’s college fund, the folks over at Relapse have gone and put together a compilation of 20 of the finest bands ever to have worked with the label – and we think it’d be a damn fine gesture if a few of our readers joined us in buying it, in recognition of the awesome music Pat helped bring us over the years, as well as to help out the family of a fellow metal fan when they need it most.

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Hey Americans! Come to Super Snake’s Thanksgiving Eve Hurricane Sandy Benefit show

November 14th, 2012

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Unless you’re some kind of cave dwelling troglodyte (and hey, we know not all our readers are virgin neck-beards), you can’t help but know about the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused across the Caribbean and much of the East Coast of the USA. Among one of the areas most badly hit in the USA was New Jersey, home state of our US writer, Dan Pelic. Dan has witnessed the carnage wrought by Hurricane Sandy up close and personal, and in an effort to help raise money for the relief efforts for those still affected by the after-effects of the hurricane, Dan is throwing a benefit show on Thanksgiving Eve.

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Evile and playing a free charity gig next week. Go along and donate and thrash out and what have you.

June 28th, 2012

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Thoe UK leading thrash revivalists, Evile, are playing a charity show in London down at the Old Blue Last on Tuesday next week. It’s free entry, but since it’s a charity show, they’ll be taking donations on the door for the British Lung Foundation. That seems entirely reasonable to us – after all, what kind of prick goes to a free charity show and moans about making a donation on the door? That’s right, no-one, that’s who.

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Celebrity Metaller Alert: Arsenal FC footballer, Tomáš Rosický

March 27th, 2012

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In a recent Arsenal.com interview with Tomáš Rosický, he says: “I’m not just a metalhead. I like rock too.” He’s definitely not a death metaller though. Let’s get that straight.

Plenty of Arsenal-supporting metallers have been searching for confirmation that Arsenal’s Czech #7, Tomáš Rosický is a metalhead and here’s everything that we’ve been able to dredge up from out of the information abyss that is the internet.

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CHARITY! Cult Cinema and FRONT are both at it. Give your money to good people

February 7th, 2012

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It’s February. If you’re a normal person you would’ve had a very austere January, contemplating the various sins you committed over the Christmas period. We just drank the pain away, obviously, but that’s not the point. Basically, you should’ve recovered from the toils of Christmas present purchases and bar tabs the size of three credit cards enough to have some cash left over to give to CHARITY. Luckily, Cult Cinema, Front magazine and even TH Editor, Raz are all making it easy for you to do so.

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