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Marilyn Manson in shocking scenes shocker

September 15th, 2010

You’ll probably know by now that Marilyn Manson is set to star in his directorial debut Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll alongside a bevy of pasty-skinned beauties but have you seen the badass trailer yet? You might as well because that seems to be all we’re getting. They’re shutting it down for being too shocking. This isn’t really news.

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Progressive Nation Interview: Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater on Prog, Portnoy and iPhones

October 21st, 2009

When progressive metal godfathers Dream Theater landed in Glasgow to wow the wits out of far-from-innocent people with 113/19 time signatures, Chris Cope sat down for a quick chinwag with keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess

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In a few hours he’ll be onstage, headlining the Glasgow SECC, but just now Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess is pretending to be a normal human being and lounging in a hotel bar. There’s a red carpet outside, but that’s for the Indian wedding guests congregating behind us, not for Jordan, or indeed Thrash Hits. The cheek.

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Album: Ephel Duath – Through My Dog’s Eyes

January 23rd, 2009

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Ephel Duath
Through My Dog’s Eyes
Earache Records
26 January 2009

by Jerry Ewing

You can never accuse Ephel Duath of taking the easy route. Italian prog metal, shamelessly taking their name from Tolkien, the band have, over the years incorporated such seemingly prog-unfriendly sounds as hardcore, punk and blues into their jazz infused musical swirls.

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Twilight – They’re making films for emo kids!

October 30th, 2008

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There’s this girl, right? She just fell in love with a vampire. Let’s make a film about it! They made a film about it. It’s called Twilight and it’s partially soundtracked by Paramore.

You can watch the dramatic trailer for Twilight on YouTube, if you really want it. It looks pretty LOL. Paramore are contributing a couple of songs to the soundtrack as well as a moody, dramatic video. Did we mention the drama?

Watch (Hayley from) Paramore in the woods, doing ‘Decode’

The full video for ‘Decode’ will be unleashed upon the masses on 03 November 2008.

We know that there are more films tailor-made for emo kids but can’t remember what the hell they are because, basically, we didn’t watch them. What are they?

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Dream Theater release clip from live DVD

September 5th, 2008

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Dream Theater are going to release Chaos In Motion 2007/2008 – the live collection documenting their recent world tour over two DVDs and three CDs containing 14 live tracks plus expanded artwork – on 29 September 2008.

The American prog-metallers have released this clip of them performing ‘Forsaken’, the second single taken from their epic and critically acclaimed 2007 album, Systematic Chaos.

Watch Dream Theater perform ‘Forsaken’ live

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Album: Metallica – Death Magnetic

August 29th, 2008

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Death Magnetic
Vertigo Records
12 September 2008

by Tony Hampton

The long wait; the anxious feeling; the knot in the stomach. Jelly legs. And that was just the bus ride to the record label offices where I was to be treated to a listen of the brand new Metallica album.

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