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Roadburn Festival 2015 - Day 2: The Known And The Unknown

Che: As you guys might remember, for the past six years or so Roadburn has been having a curator take command on this second day, a member of a fairly well known band who not only gets to headline with the band on that day, but also selects which bands will be playing on three of the five stages. This year, curating duties went to Ivar Bjornson of Enslaved and Einar Selvik of Wardruna, immediately raising my curiosity for this "Houses Of The Holistic" day far beyond Mikael Akerfeldt's curating last year.

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Posted: 25.05.2015 by Apothecary | Comments (13)

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Roadburn Festival 2015 - Day 1: "Get Rekt"

It's that time again, folks! A month after it's already passed, and a bunch of reviews have already been written about it, your favorite procrastinators Apothecary and Mr. Doctor are once again getting to their four day breakdown of Roadburn Festival. We may be late to the game, but hey guys: you haven't heard the tale of Roadburn until you've heard it from us. So sit back, put your feet up, throw on that guilty pleasure power metal album that no one knows you like, and come along for the ride.

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Posted: 15.05.2015 by Apothecary | Comments (19)

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Getting Into: Alice Cooper

Getting Into: Alice Cooper

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band.

Alice Cooper
Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop
USA

It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described a quintet, who moved from humble beginnings as a psychedelic band under the aegis of Frank Zappa to international success with twisted hard rock hits and groundbreaking stage theatrics. By the mid-1970s, internal tensions dissolved the band and vocalist Vincent Furnier took the name for himself, becoming Alice Cooper the iconic solo artist. Called the Godfather of Shock Rock and lauded for his role in shaping the emerging heavy metal scene, Alice developed a persona marked by gruesome onstage antics and sinister themes, cultivating an enduring influence on all things dark and evil. Though Alice's vaudevillian blackguard character has remained an integral part of his career through the decades, he has experimented with a wide variety of musical styles and produced a vast array of works often overlooked by casual observers or overshadowed by his reputation.

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Posted: 03.05.2015 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (35)

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Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival.

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Posted: 10.04.2015 by Ivor | Comments (6)

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70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since well it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously.

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Posted: 04.04.2015 by D.T. Metal | Comments (3)