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24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back
24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back
Being in a band ain’t easy. You’ve got many creative personalities in a massive tug of war. Oh yeah, then you have to live with each other and those decisions on the road for months on end. Lineup changes aren’t uncommon, though a vocalist switch-up has the possibility to be the most debilitating. Some bands h...
10 times Ghostemane completely redefined trap metal
10 times Ghostemane completely redefined trap metal
While eagerly awaiting Ghostemane’s forthcoming album, ANTI-ICON, let’s recap some of the defining points in his discography so far. These are the picks from Ghostemane’s creative timeline that reflect his ability to take the elements from trap, metal and industrial worlds and mix them in genre-defying ways that redefine the framework of trap metal and heavy music in general. Prime your mind ... R
The lyrics of these 10 songs probably wouldn’t have been written in 2020
The lyrics of these 10 songs probably wouldn’t have been written in 2020
From grizzled punk icons to salacious young upstarts, sometimes, somebody's going to say the wrong thing. This video rundown of politically incorrect lyrics bears that out. There’s the old adage that “art imitates life.” Indeed, artists write songs derived from their personal stances and vivid imaginations.  But in these da...
10 scene song lyrics that probably wouldn’t have been sung in 2020
10 scene song lyrics that probably wouldn’t have been sung in 2020
There’s nothing better than taking a walk down memory lane on Spotify or putting an old mix CD in your car. Hearing familiar lyrics will take you back to your youth or evoke a happy time in your life. But you’d be lying if you said you weren’t a little shocked by some of the controversial lyrics. Over the last...
10 Artists Who Have Harnessed The Power Of The Halloween Costume Onstage
10 Artists Who Have Harnessed The Power Of The Halloween Costume Onstage
“Wait, AP. Halloween month? Isn’t Halloween just a day?” Psh! No! Halloween and punk rock go together like bloo-… milk and cookies, so we’re making a month of it with our SEVEN CIRCLES OF SCARE series, where we’ll be bringing you seven new frightful stories in the weeks leading up to October 31. This week, we celebrate the artists for whom it’ ...
Burzum’s Varg Vikernes freed after suspected terrorism arrest in France
Burzum’s Varg Vikernes freed after suspected terrorism arrest in France
Two days after he was arrested on terrorism suspicions, Norwegian neo-nazi musician Kristian "Varg" Vikernes, famous for his black-metal act Burzum, has been released. Vikernes, who regularly shares racist and antisemitic views on his blog, had received a copy of the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right militant who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011 and was suspected o
Black metal musician Varg Vikernes (Burzum) arrested in France on terrorism suspicions
Black metal musician Varg Vikernes (Burzum) arrested in France on terrorism suspicions
Norwegian musician and writer Kristian "Varg" Vikernes of notorious black metal solo project Burzum was arrested today by France's intelligence agency. Vikernes, who is known for embracing the white supremacy ideology, was picked up upon the suspicion that he was planning a "massacre," according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse.) The ...