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Cell phones at concerts are annoying, but banning them is dangerous now.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Everyone hates when they are at a show and it is a sea of cell phones held aloft. It can block the view, it really takes you out of the moment and just feels kind of desperate. Some great bands such as A Perfect Circle and Danzig have been strict or outright hostile enforcing a no cell phone policy, and I understand that. In the case of an Earth show I was at once, Dylan Carlson is at risk from flash photography, if I recall. That is a reasonable excuse to want control over what goes down.

Bands like to say ,”Be here with us” or “share the moment”. I get that. Be present. It’s a once in a lifetime show. YouTube and IG clips can promote but also detract from attendance as people get lazy and watch from home or the secrets of a live performance are laid bare (not always fair for people who shelled out cash to actually show up).

I used to be really dismayed by phones up the whole time instead of lighters, but post Bataclan, Ariana Grande’s show bombing in the UK and Las Vegas, I feel very differently. I think it is outright irresponsible to ban phones unless you have a good medical reason. Otherwise your vanity could result in less eyes being available to document all manner of things. It is also why I think body cams and people filming cops is a good idea, on a related note.

Honestly with concert shootings , as much as it sucks at times, bands need to stop entirely with the no phones bullshit. A million phones up instead of lighters is shitty but I’d rather that than miss footage that could ID a criminal or show abuse by security, etc. Even in low light you could catch a stabbing or gun person who might fade into crowd. Call me paranoid but shit is crazy.

I know this is a sort of straight to the chase think piece but I thought I would put it out there as food for thought and discussion today. Hope you all enjoy whatever concerts you are attending safely (except for in the pit, of course).

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Danzig is one of my all time biggest musical heroes. By far. I defend him generally no matter what. I really believe in a lot of his material and was in a tribute band with Andy Animal that was one of the best experiences of my life – Wolfsblood. That said, he is an adult and has the resources to do research and cite credible sources if he is gonna cause ripples that endanger real women and Muslims. On a Memorial Day when Trump blanks on properly honoring a 23 year Army vet in Portland who was killed stopping white supremacy because it might offend Trump’s KKK fuckboi fanbase who are too dumb to notice they have done more domestic terrorism than Muslims except the ones Trump turns a blind eye too if he does business with them, I don’t need Danzig spitting bs about border shit and 1950s gender roles or disinfo about Planned Parenthood that Alex Jones republipunks will take as Gospel cuz they beat off to the cover art of Black Laden Crown before even being sure if it was done by Simon Bisley or not.

Tommy Victor is one of my favorite heroes as well. This kind of casual BS affects a lot of fan bases AND endangers women. Real women. Not hypothetical babies. Not 1950s fake good old days that never were good in the first place from an intersectional perspetive. No last caress. Do not pass go or collect a skull. FUCK OFF with that shit. Way to super alienate a life long die hard and the numerous women in my life who would be dead if the rhetoric Trump is now spewing and cronies who amplify it is allowed to run rampant. Guess what, most fake Christians spreading the gospel according to pro life are dumb and misinformed as a fucking post Christ was never really crucified on, you cucks to kleptocracy. Die for oil, suckers.

Danzig has been around the world. Go to Mississippi and see how easy it is for women there. Don’t need extra fuel on the fire for ignorant citronella bonfires.

Worry about the production on your last few albums sucking and being a far cry from the glory days even with good songwriting! And in vicinity of the Misfits reunion scrutiny of what comes next THIS is how you choose to move ahead during a promotional time? Fuck off with that shit.

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Elvenking’s DVD/live album “The Night of Nights” OUT NOW!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 9:29 AM (PST)

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Elvenking‘s DVD/live album “The Night of Nights” is OUT NOW!
‪#‎elvenking‬ ‪#‎thenightofnights‬ ‪#‎dvd‬ ‪#‎livealbum‬

Watch the lively and catchy “Pagan Revolution” clip! We dare you not to feel those “woaaaahhhh” parts.

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Blackest Of The Black Returns!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 10:25 AM (PST)

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I’m just gonna post this beautiful picture here (thanks Prong for posting it to fans first). Let’s just ponder that perhaps metal touring is going to be fine after all, hmm? #blackestoftheblack #welcomeback #backinblack

[youtube]https://youtu.be/Lgw2aPccbaw[/youtube]

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Danzig Legacy Tv Special Completed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM (PST)

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DANZIG LEGACY TV SPECIAL COMPLETED

Via Danzig Official Facebook:

We can finally confirm that all post work on the DANZIG Legacy TV Special is now complete. Director Mark Brooks (Metalocalypse) & Danzig have finished all editing & post EFX. Here’s a shot from the end sequence…We think you’ll agree, it came out epic!!!
Fangs to all who attended the tapings, wait until you see the final product, WOW!!! We will be posting different shots from the Legacy Special every week so fans can get a little sneek peek at it. Enjoy you Demon MF’s!!

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Almah announce new album title “Unfold” and artwork

Posted by GageT on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM (PST)

Almah-UnfoldBrazilian prog metallers Almah – led by former Angra frontman Eduardo “Edu” Falaschi – have announced “Unfold” as the title of their fourth album, set to come out later this year. The cover art (on the left), designed by Nathalia Suellen, was also released. The album is being recorded now in Sao Paulo’s Do It! Studio, recently created by the Falaschi brothers.

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Video: SuidAkra – “Eternal Defiance” album trailer

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:44 PM (PST)

urlGerman folk/death metallers SuidAkrA have released a trailer for their upcoming album, Eternal Defiance.  Frontman Arkadius Antonik recently had this to say about the new album:

“As on the previous two releases, it will be a concept album again, created by [famous Belgian graphic artist] Kris Verwimp in cooperation with us. Our new concept includes a lot of new elements and surprises which will be reflected in the music as well.”

To find the trailer you can click right here.

Eternal Defiance is due out sometime this May under AFM Records.  This will be SuidAkrA’s eleventh album the follow up to 2011’s Book Of Dowth.

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Music Video: Krokus – “Dirty Dynamite”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:12 PM (PST)

Swedish metal legends Krokus have released a music video for the title track from their upcoming album, Dirty Dynamite.  The album is scheduled for release on February 22 in Europe under Sony Music and March 5 in North America with The End Records.

To watch the video for “Dirty Dynamite” click right here.

Dirty Dynamite will be Krokus’ seventeenth studio album the follow up to 2010’s Hoodoo. It is also the return of guitarist Mandy Meyer, a brief member in 1981, and also featured on their 2006 album Hellraiser.

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Krokus announce new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM (PST)

Swiss heavy metal legends Krokus are going to release their new record Dirty Dynamite on February 22, 2013. It will be their seventeenth studio album in their career, and marks the return of guitarist Mandy Meyer, who was briefly a member of Krokus in 1981, and played on their 2006 album Hellraiser.

The track listing for Dirty Dynamite can be viewed here.

Krokus last released, Hoodoo, in 2010.

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Danzig slams Twitter

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM (PST)

Danzig just posted a comment on their Facebook page, stating that they don’t use Twitter. They simply state:

“Just so you know, we don’t tweet.”

Danzig last released “Deth Red Sabaoth” in June 2010 on The End Records and has been in the studio working on their long awaited “covers” album reported to pay tribute to such artists as Elvis Presley and Black Sabbath. No release date or title for the covers album has been announced so far.

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Helstar to release new album next year

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:36 PM (PST)

Helstar have begun the songwriting process of their next studio album, which is scheduled for release in the spring of next year. They state:

“We can promise you one thing: Helstar will write and deliver the best album we can produce within our power. We hope to begin recording in the spring of 2013.”

Helstar’s last album Glory of Chaos came out in 2010 on AFM Records.

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Italian folk metallers Elvenking have announced that they will be embarking on “The Italian Alliance Tour” in October 2012. They will be joining forces with Secret Sphere and the bands will be co-headlining this tour in Italy.

Support on the tour will come from Teodasia. Elvenking and Secret Sphere will be touring in support of their new albums.

Click here to see a list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Video: Elvenking – “Era” Track-By-Track Breakdown Pt.1 & 2

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Italian folk/power metal band Elvenking have released a two part track-by-track breakdown of their upcoming album titled Era.  The record is slated for release September 14, 2012 on AFM Records.  Recording was handled by Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne who also helped with the band’s The Winter Wake and The Scythe records.

You can click right here to check out the videos.

Era is the follow up to Elvenking’s 2012 AFM release titled Red Silent Tides.

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Lyric Video: Elvenking’s “Poor Little Baroness”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 8:56 AM (PST)

Italian folk power metallers Elvenking have released a lyric video for their song “Poor Little Baroness.” The song is off the band’s upcoming album Era.

The new album is set to be released on September 14th via AFM Records.

Click here to watch and listen to the lyric video.

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Poland’s female-fronted Crystal Viper gained a considerable boost in their already devoted fan base with the release of the acclaimed and soaring “Legends” album in 2010. A thrill-ride of epic, straight ahead yet enthralling riffs that would please any power metal fan, “Legends” found the band perfecting their brand of modern metal with a classic influence. What were they going to do next?

Marilyn Manson, Christian Death, King Diamond (on arguably his finest album “The Eye”) and even Courtney Love have all sung about or used witch persecution as metaphors or in a literal sense. On their latest power slab “Crimen Excepta” (AFM Records), Crystal Viper return to follow up “Legends” with a kick ass concept album full of tales of the Holy Inquisition and battling intolerance, plus more great riffs and lots of cool interludes to move the story along. The rousing, true metal gritty yet melodic vocals of Marta Gabriel are just as powerful as ever. “Fire Be My Gates”!!

It was a pleasure to interview an enthusiastic Marta about the new record.

To read the interview with Marta click HERE.

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