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Metallica buy vinyl factory as format outsells CDs for first time in US since 1987
The thrash metallers have secured their own supply of the high-value format, which is enjoying a 16th consecutive year of growth, ahead of the release of a new album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Mar, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Forget the 80s – the best time to be a British metalhead is now
Not only are the legends of old still touring, but a new generation of musicians are broadening the genre’s music and deepening its political engagement

Matt Mills

14, Mar, 2023 @10:21 AM

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Perth band Voyager to represent Australia at Eurovision 2023 with synth-metal anthem Promise
Persistence pays off for WA quintet, who have had their sights set on song contest since 2015

Rafqa Touma

22, Feb, 2023 @12:02 AM

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Land of Sleeper review – doom rockers refine mind-bending sound
With repeated rhythmic blows and pulsing bass licks, the Newcastle band amplify the volume on their fourth album and keep listeners entrenched in their heady cosmos

Matt Mills

17, Feb, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Ozzy Osbourne was the wild man of metal on stage – but vulnerability was his secret weapon
The Black Sabbath legend’s announcement at 74 that he will never tour again marks an end to the rabble-rousing live career of a singular rock star

Michael Hann

01, Feb, 2023 @4:20 PM

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Ozzy Osbourne to retire from touring due to declining health
Former Black Sabbath singer says he has ‘come to the realisation that I’m not physically capable’ to deal with travel

Shaad D'Souza

01, Feb, 2023 @10:31 AM

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Pantera shows cancelled after frontman’s Nazi salute prompts fan backlash
Phil Anselmo’s 2016 salute and shout of ‘white power’ have come back to haunt him as German and Austrian venues refuse to host the metal band

Shaad D'Souza

26, Jan, 2023 @5:51 PM

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Promoters cancel Australia tour of Norwegian metal band Taake, accused of far-right sympathies
Southern Extremeties say four-city tour called off ‘for reasons beyond our control’, with two venues having pulled out prior to announcement

Mike Hohnen

06, Jan, 2023 @4:54 AM

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Tribute to the electric guitar struck a chord with us | Letters
Letters: It is a great instrument, write Sam Jones and James LL Bennett, and playing one provides a visceral thrill

30, Dec, 2022 @4:07 PM

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Ukrainian hardcore, Nigerian alté and Red Bull-soaked bloghouse: 2023’s most promising musical newcomers
From Memphis rap to Manchester post-punk and Laurel Canyon-worthy beauty, a new generation is coming this way

Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

29, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Fousheé: ‘It’s not acceptable for a Black woman to be angry’
The US songwriter was making waves with her whisper-quiet R&B-folk. Then she came back with a debut LP stuffed with intense punk-metal. ‘I needed to scream out a few things,’ she says

Ammar Kalia

16, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Elder: Innate Passage review – ground-shaking heaviness meets lofty ambition
The Berlin-based band’s new album delivers pulverising heft and proggy nirvana at its most polished

Stevie Chick

25, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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