Swedish metal head gets disability payments because he’s addicted to heavy metal music

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 27 February 2015

It sounds like something The Onion would write about, but it’s actually a true story out of Sweden. Roger Tullgren, a 40-something, heavily tattooed metalhead has consulted three separate psychologists to receive statements testifying about the extend of his heavy metal music dependency. Yes, it’s actually a thing. In Sweden anyway.

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Heavy metal poetry by Catherine Owen

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By Adam Cramb in Video on Thursday 1 August 2013

Catherine Owen is an authentic poet. She is taking her new collection of poetry on a rock style road tour. Trobairitz, the new collection out on Anvil press, is her new poetic tribute to troubadours, metalheads, and their female counterparts. And as the bass player for the metal bands Inhuman, Helgrind, and Medea, she knows […]

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Queen of Antlers: new music by heavy metal duo Jucifer

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By Christopher Stribley in New Music on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Athens, Georgia, heavy metal duo, Jucifer have unleashed a preview of their new album, ЗА ВОЛГОЙ ДЛЯ НАС ЗЕМЛИ НЕТ (There is No Land Beyond the Volga). The song is called Queen of Antlers and is a BRUTAL narrative from the viewpoint of a Soviet female combat soldier in World War II. Not for the faint of heart, but […]

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Unlocking the Truth: a heavy metal band of 12 year-olds

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Unlocking the Truth is a heavy metal band made up of 12-year-olds Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins and Alec Atkins. Based in Brooklyn, Malcolm and Jarad started playing music with each other at the age of 5. They met bassist, Alec, at a children’s day care centre. Unlocking The Truth first gained national attention on, where […]

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Skeletons in the Piano: pioneering psychedelic grunge rock

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By Mike Brown in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

Skeletons are not created in death, they are merely exposed. Skeletons in the Piano are pioneers in the growing psychedelic grunge movement, championing Elijah Hargrave’s heavy, haunting vocals and blistering, yet beautiful riffs. It’s recommended you check them out if you listen to Queens of the Stone Age, Doors or Soundgarden.

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New music by Brooklyn band Fang Island

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By Rob Viola in New Music on Friday 18 May 2012

Formed in Providence, now based in Brooklyn, Fang Island is a three-guitar monster pounding out hook-laden, guitarmony crazed, high-fiving epics. This is heavy metal for kids on Ectasy. Be on the watch for their new album, Major, arriving in July.

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My First Hardscore Song by 8 year-old Juliet

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 23 January 2012

Despite my love of heavy metal and punk, I never really got down with hardcore, basically because I’m allergic to overt machismo. If all hardcore was made by 8 year-old girls, I might have a different opinion about the genre.

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Akaname: an instrumental opus by Akaname

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By Stuart McBratney in New Music on Saturday 21 January 2012

If you crave a big dose of metal without the guttural growls, Akaname’s self-titled third album hits the spot. This instrumental opus is epic without being brutal, rhythmically dextrous without devolving into mathcore, and musically layered without succumbing to Scandinavian-style symphonic bombast. Enjoy this compelling, dark adventure at midnight. And play it loud. Akaname (2010) […]

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Adam Krause

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Thursday 28 October 2010

How does a little Asian guy from suburban New York become as fascinated with hunting, heavy metal, skinheads, and New Jersey as I am? I don’t know, but Adam Krause seems to have the same interests. Maybe we should go on a friend date.

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Burzum’s Belus

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 3 March 2010

Varg Vikernes, aka Burzum, finally emerged from prison last year and immediately set to work recording a new album. Half the metal world has waited with bated breath to see whether post-prison Burzum would be a continuation of the strange, awkward, ‘ambient’ sound Vikernes developed while incarcerated, or would it be a return to the […]

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Winny Puhh, the clowns of Estonian heavy metal

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Wednesday 27 January 2010

The Estonian heavy metal ensemble Winny Puhh was born in 2004 in the city of Polva. Their big hit was Noodles and the Victory of the Sour Milk, a hit from 2006. Now you can watch the video clip of their song Peegelporand, directed by Ove Musting [below].

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Wrath at Hipsters Misguided [part two]

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 23 July 2009

From the various responses I got from my previous post about hipster hate being misguided, most people defined a hipster as people who are very young (let’s say below 25), live off of their parents, and don’t contribute to the scene they glom onto. The problem I have with this is that in my personal experience, this is not how most people define hipsters.

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Mark Riddick

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 17 July 2009

For nearly two decades, Mark Riddick has done illustrations, album covers, and t-shirts for metal bands such as Devourment, Hirax, Deceased, Kataklysm, Nunslaughter, Slayer, and countless others. No one draws rotting corpses, severed goat heads, or piles of maggots quite like him.

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Heavy Metal Laundry Tips

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Thursday 14 May 2009

The metal flow chart that made the rounds recently fell flat in my book. But these heavy metal laundry tips by WMUC metal DJ Scott Maxwell is pretty spot-on: ‘Allow your clothes to soak in waters as cold as the rivers of Blashyrkh itself, without agitation’. Comic gold.

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Christophe Szpajdel’s metal logos

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Friday 23 January 2009

Chances are, if you’re into metal at all, you’ve seen some of Christophe Szpajdel’s work. The Belgian forestry engineer has designed some of the genre’s most recognizable logos – Emperor, Borknagar, Old Man’s Child, and Enthroned among many others. A recent Vice Magazine spread elicited some pretty ignorant responses deriding his designs as unreadable. What the uninitiated fail to comprehend, however, is that heavy metal logos say everything one needs to know about a band (whether they’re thrash, death, black, or grindcore, and whether they’re Satanic, pagan, punk influenced, neo-Nazi, or humor-driven), and sometimes illegibility is the whole point.

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