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A Mass metal titan brings it back to Worcester

Of all rock genres, metal has proven itself to be perhaps the most accepting of the aging of its idols.
Killswitch reborn
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 20, 2012
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The radio on TV

There is nothing new about bands playing on television. But local bands and local channels? Lately there’s been something of an explosion.
Suddenly local music is all over the airwaves
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 14, 2010
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Molten metal

Let’s cut to the chase — metal is back. And not just as a popular musical style, but as a subculture, freely seeping into the mainstream in a variety of strange ways, from the bullet belts you see on a dance floor to the devil horns being thrown by every
Expanding definitions at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 23, 2010
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Killswitch Engage at House of Blues


Metalheads won't have to schlep to the Palladium this weekend to feed their grimy little faces. That's because local faves Killswitch Engage are going to be laying...
By webteam  |  February 03, 2010
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Thinking person’s metal

Jerky’s Bar continues its hot streak of delivering quality live acts spanning all genres, and next weekend the hardcore metalheads will descend upon Richmond Street for a fistful of metalcore bands, including the much-anticipated return of former Killswi
 The Empire Shall Fall rise up on Awaken
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 13, 2009
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Photos: Mayhem Fest 2009

Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains, Cannibal Corpse, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Behemoth live.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage and more live at Comcast Center, August 4, 2009
By REVEREND AARON PEPELIS AND JOE HARRINGTON  |  August 14, 2009


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Review: Mayhem Fest 2009

A mere 10 minutes after setting foot in the Comcast Center, my editor and I witness our first major act of Mayhem Fest carnage. Actually, we couldn't have missed it -- it was aimed directly at us.
Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, et al | August 4, 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield
By MICHELLE ABBASCIANO  |  August 14, 2009

Video: Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Cannibal Corpse, and other highlights from Mayhem Fest 2009


SLAYER: SOUTH OF HEAVEN (Mayhem Fest Boston 2009) Ahhh, metal. It's been a while since we checked in with our long-haired bretheren, and in the...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 05, 2009
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Mayhem Festival 2009


  Recent Twitter dispatch from the Mayhem Festival’s stop in Phoenix: “Watching Marilyn Manson perform ‘Dope Show.’ Security just put out a huge bonfire on...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 29, 2009
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Testosterowned

Thirteen years is a long time in heavy metal, but as the eerie distended melody of Only Living Witness filled the Middle East downstairs on Saturday, time flickered and then collapsed.
Only Living Witness at the Middle East Downstairs, June 21, 2008
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 24, 2008
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Star teamz

Mark it, dude: another banner year for the Boston music scene.
Ten from Boston’s 2007 pop underground
By WILL SPITZ  |  December 18, 2007


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Boston, beer, and Bobby Brown

Last weekend at the Orpheum, Bobby Brown was not indicted but inducted.
The 20th-Anniversary BMAs
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 09, 2007
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Triumph of the will

Just a few years ago, they were known as Kobalt, and things weren’t going as planned.
Thy Will Be Done are forging a new kind of metal
By BOB GULLA  |  October 30, 2007
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Up-and-coming Warped-types

I almost fell asleep looking at the lineup (Bad Religion and New Found Glory again? Really?).
Previewing the "Lucky 13th"
By WILL SPITZ  |  August 07, 2007
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The rites of Robby

“At first he was a douchebag,” says Roadsteamer (a/k/a Rob Potylo) of the character he created.
Roadsteamer’s new message of unity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 09, 2007
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All dolled up

We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 06, 2007


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Top 10 local CDs: Week of March 4, 2007

St. Patrick's Day is coming, after all . . .
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  March 06, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, February 25, 2007

Dropkick Murphys, Bang Camaro, Guster, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 26, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, February 17, 2007

Guster, Dropkick Murphys, Killswitch Engage, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 26, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, February 4, 2007

Piebald, Since the Flood, Dropkick Murphys, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 06, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, January 28, 2007

Piebald, Kristen Hersh, Dear Leader, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  February 01, 2007


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Top 10 local CDs, January 12, 2006

Dane Cook, the Dresden Dolls, Dropkick Murphys, and more.
 As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  January 08, 2007
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Top 10 local CDs, December 31, 2006

James Taylor, Dane Cook, Killswitch Engage, Dropkick Murphys, and more.
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  January 02, 2007
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Top 10 Boston CDs, December 24 2006

Guster, Killswitch Engage, Dropkick Murphys, and more
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  December 27, 2006
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Top 10 Boston CDs, December 17, 2006

Killswitch Engage, Guster, Loren & Wally, and more
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  December 19, 2006
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Top 10 Boston CDs, December 10, 2006

Guster,  James Taylor, Staind, and more.
  As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  December 13, 2006


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Top ten Boston CDs, December 3, 2006

James Taylor, Dropkick Murphys, Dear Leader, and more
As reported by Newbury Comics
By TOP 10 BOSTON CDS  |  December 05, 2006

Harmonic insurgents

A mile away from the hockey-rink boom of the current metal moment, the user-friendly riffs and breastbeating melodies, these dudes demand their own definitions. Converge, "No Heroes" (mp3)
The graphic intensity of Converge
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 01, 2006
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Massed metal

Here’s your dose of heavy-metal splendor: a young man stands on a mattress on the floor of a room in his mother’s house in Tewksbury holding in his hands a $100 bass that he borrowed from his cousin, emptying his mind, priming his core. Only Living W
The legacy of the great Only Living Witness
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 04, 2006
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Going on sale, April 21, 2006

(International) Noise Conspriracy, Killswitch Engage, Brand New, Bela Fleck, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 18, 2006