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Epica vs. Attack on Titan – EPICA

If you're a manga and anime fan, "Attack on Titan" (along with ""One Piece" and "Assassination Classroom") is one of today's global phenoms of the genre, much as "Akira", "Bubblegum Crisis", "Battle Angel Alita...
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My Midnight Things – LIZZY BORDEN

If you've followed LIZZY BORDEN since the "Give 'Em the Axe" EP, you've learned to come prepared for the unexpected. As one of the L.A. metal scene's most ferocious acts, nobody was prepared for the lighter dir...
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Tormentor – THE AGONY SCENE

In the mid 2000s, one of the most respected bands in the metal underground was Tulsa's THE AGONY SCENE. Though it bounced from Solid State Records to Roadrunner to Century Media within a four-year span, THE AGO...
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The Wolf Bites Back – ORANGE GOBLIN

It is inevitable that any British heavy metal band with even a hint of stoner rock or doom metal leanings will have the name of BLACK SABBATH invoked in press descriptions. And yes, there are many musical paral...
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Viktoria – MARDUK

If you look at a recent shot of MARDUK, that's no peace sign being waved in your face, but the sign of victory. Like Spy vs. Spy or in old time war. The black metal legends have always had a fascination with wa...
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Desolation – KHEMMIS

The genre of doom metal is overridden with dozens of pretenders cribbing from the playbooks of SLEEP and BLACK SABBATH, and all but a chosen few end up sliding almost immediately in one ear and out the other, n...
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Alchemy – DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY

From the ashes of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! Michael "Vampire" Orlando initiated DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY. The latter is a goth-punk-emo-rock act, started with Ronnie Radke of FALLING IN REVERSE. Tyler Smyth and everywhere...