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Some of my work is being adapted…into a heavy metal concept album! Meet Rekator.

In the above video, you will see my friend Karl from Germany (he featured rather prominently in my recent Wacken 2014 diary) introducing and promo-ing his new music project, which … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Metal for Friday: Monster Magnet, “Space Lord” [video, 2 versions].

I was never a huge Monster Magnet fan, but I admit there’s a soft spot in my heart for their most popular album, Powertrip, which came out in 1998. The heavy, … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Avantasia “Reach Out For The Light.” [video]

I’m back from Wacken Open Air, and so many of the great songs I heard there are still ringing in my head. This is one of them. “Reach Out For … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Dispatched “Dispatched” [audio].

This epic 14-minute mostly (but not totally) instrumental slab of melodic death metal may seem like an odd choice, but it’s a very special song to me. This is my … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the Wacken Open Air Sky Bar, Wacken, Germany.

One week from today, I will be at Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest heavy metal festival! The excitement is building, so you can forgive me if I have Wacken … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: Van Halen – 1984 (1984)

Originally posted on mikeladano.com:
VAN HALEN (Not Van Hagar!) Part 7: House of Pain My latest series of reviews at mikeladano.com is an in-depth look at all the classic VAN HALEN albums, with David…

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: Rhapsody “Emerald Sword” [video].

I’m starting to think about Wacken, where I will be 2 weeks from today. It’s extremely rare for me to start thinking about Wacken so late. In most of the 11 … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday, and the 4th of July: Iced Earth “Declaration Day” [video].

Today is, of course, Independence Day, and the beginning of the Sabbath, and the first full day I’m back with my husband in a long time. So obviously I will be celebrating … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Nile, “Black Seeds of Vengeance,” live at Wacken. [video]

Black Seeds of Vengeance, which came out in 2000, is one of the most brutal death metal albums ever created. Although their 1998 debut, Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka, was well-received, … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: Orphaned Land, “Norra El Norra” [video].

I have my iPod on random shuffle while I’m doing research in the library, and yesterday a song by the awesome Israeli prog/death metal band Orphaned Land happened to come … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment
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