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Avenged Sevenfold Drummers’s History: Will Brooks Wackerman Be A Good Fit?

Avenged Sevenfold Drummers’s History: Will Brooks Wackerman Be A Good Fit?

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Avenged Sevenfold released big news last week, announcing their new drummer, Brooks Wackerman. Being the fourth drummer for Avenged, we look at how the band have changed and what Wackerman could bring to the table. Words: Karolina Zilenaite, Subeditor: Alex Hurd Last week, Avenged Sevenfold tweeted that a new drummer will be announced on 4 Nov. On Talk Is Jericho podcast, frontman M. Shadows revealed the long awaited news — Brooks Wackerman (former drummer of Bad Religion) will be joining the A7X (abbreviation for Avenged Sevenfold) family. Avenged Sevenfold have been on a long hiatus since their last album Hail to the King back in 2013, which showed a completely different direction from the southern Californian groove that Avenged are known for. When drummer Jimmy Sullivan passed
Listen to Birdcage’s Fuzzy EP, “Futzland”

Listen to Birdcage’s Fuzzy EP, “Futzland”

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The scuzzy South-Wales group, Birdcage, have released their new 4-track EP, Futzland, and it’s brimming with brash beats and relentless riffs.  Words: Cerys Kenneally, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite ★★★★★★★★☆☆ The EP is much like a moshpit — swinging from infectious, pedal-powered guitar melodies, intricate bass-lines and impressive drum tracks to the darker realm of alt-rock and a slower sound. Their first single off the EP, “When I’m Around”, is riddled with chugging rhythm guitars and raw melodies, combining to create the basis of a great mass of infectious noise. The shouty vocals from one of two frontmen and brothers, Liam McConnachie, plunge into a dark pit of relentless reverb and twangy, psych-infused melodies to create a brutal chorus. The intricacy of Birdcage as a band on
Skrillex Calls Deadmau5 A Bully: A Look At Music Twitter Feuds

Skrillex Calls Deadmau5 A Bully: A Look At Music Twitter Feuds

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We look at three recent memorable twitter feuds between outspoken musicians that just couldn't keep their opinions to themselves. Words: Alex Hurd Sub Editor: Simone Wright   Skrillex Vs Deadmau5 This week it seemed Skrillex wanted to voice his opinions on fellow musician Deadmau5 taking to Twitter to accuse him of bullying and being "The worst label head ever." https://twitter.com/Skrillex/status/660936678098374656 This is just yet another in a string of confrontations that always seem to blow up on Twitter and there's no doubt that there will be many more to come. Skrillex took to Twitter to give his opinions on his label boss Deadmau5 accusing him of having atrocious leadership skills. Deadmau5 was an early supporter of Skrillex, helping him achieve fame in the ea
9 Albums That Came Out 20 Years Ago

9 Albums That Came Out 20 Years Ago

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1995 was a great year for music, yet album anniversaries aren’t often as celebrated, unless they were complete game changers. Here are some that have blew out the candles of their 20th anniversary this year. Words: Simone Wright, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite   1. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt The band had been playing with different styles and their third album was an experimental success. Tragic Kingdom was a fusion of ska, pop and a selection of riffs. It helped define No Doubt’s sound and included the break up ballad, “Don’t Speak”, and rocker anthem “Just A Girl”. Our favourite tracks: "Sixteen", "Sunday Morning"   2. Me Against The World by 2Pac Me Against The World brought us an insight into the mind of Makaveli. The self-proclaimed thug had done a lot
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