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A to Z of the Noughties: Avenged Sevenfold to Iron Maiden

November 5th, 2009

Where were you on the night before the dawn of the New Millennium? Jon Kerr was getting a pit going in Jilly’s Rockworld, Manchester. We’ve asked him to summarise the ten years since then in all things metal in a handy A to Z

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Avenged Sevenfold
Not just any Californian metalcore outfit, this lot. A7X have produced a wide range of sounds across their four albums and have developed a global fanbase. From the release of debut Sounding the Seventh Trumpet to appearing between NIN and Metallica at the UK leg of the Sonisphere Festival, it has been Avenged Sevenfold’s decade.

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Album: SOiL – Picture Perfect

September 17th, 2009

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SOiL
Picture Perfect
AFM Records
23 October 2009

by Claire Robinson

When SOiL burst onto the world metal scene in 2001, their huge single ‘Halo’ become something of an anthem that pretty much every metal head on the planet knows word for word. Since then, things have become pretty stagnant for the Illinois four-piece, with albums flopping, vocalist Ryan McCombs leaving to join Drowning Pool, and the recruitment of his replacement, AJ Cavalier.

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Album: Machine Head – The Blackening

March 26th, 2007

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Machine Head
The Blackening
Roadrunner Records
26 March 2007

by Raziq Rauf

Machine Head are the kind of band that everyone hears the name of and wonders if they’ve actually done anything of any worth since their stunning debut album, Burn My Eyes. The truth of the matter is that they haven’t. Not really.

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