Gene Who?

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  Gene Simmons earned his notoriety in costume and theatrics, with some notable songs. As of late, now that the platforms are wearing down and the tongue trick is only impressive to lesbians, he has found this easy, breezy formula for publicity: Instead of making a memorable record (imagine that!) or committing some kind of human deed that warrants attention, …

The CHRIS CORNELL Tragedy – Suicide Does Not Always Mean Depression

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CHRIS CORNELL’s passing is a shocking, heartbreaking loss to the arts and the world. His gift of lyrical poetry and insane earth to stratospheric voice that can malign your spine is unlike any other. After playing a successful show in Detroit on May 16th, the artist was found lifeless on the floor. His death was ruled suicide by hanging. Since this announcement, …

To Thrive in Darkness

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On January 20th, 2017, businessman and realty star Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Already, the country is at odds with each other, clashing in ideals, and taking to the streets in protest for one of the most controversial elections this nation — and world — has ever known. Dissent has always …

The HALL OF HEAVY METAL (Repeating) HISTORY

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According to Loudwire, on January 18th, the politically and artlessly corrupted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will get its snub returned by the Metal community as we form our own Hall of Heavy Metal History. The President / CEO of the new Hall, Pat Gesualdo, stated, “This event is something the fans have been wanting for a long, long, …

THE BLACK SIREN’S YEAR IN METAL – 2016

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It was a tumultuous year to say the least. Numerologically speaking, it was a ‘9’ year, which denotes Rites of Passage, Community, and Ending of Cycles — and it certainly delivered. We have seen amazing and catastrophic developments in the industry and the community, not just socially and professionally, but in the arts, themselves. But, rather than promote more unnecessary subjective …