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Doppelgängers: Mastodon and Metallica

Posted in Doppelgängers, Features with tags , on 02/17/2023 by korzeck

Metallica, the biggest metal band ever; and Mastodon, one of the best metal bands of this century, share a lot in common.

For starters, Mastodon started publicly crediting Metallica as major influence shortly after the Atlanta crew became a band in 2000. Six years later, Mastodon covered Metallica’s instrumental classic “Orion” for a tribute album tied to the 20th anniversary celebration of Metallica’s Master of Puppets.

James, Lars and the gang returned the favor a couple of years after that. The thrash gods gave the Atlanta sludge-rockers a huge break by crowning them as the openers for two of Metallica’s European tours. For good measure, 2009’s Guitar Hero: Metallica featured Mastodon’s “Blood and Thunder” as one of its playable tracks.

But the common bonds don’t stop there. There’s a truly uncanny coincidence in two songs by the metal bands, both of which deserve to sit on the Iron Throne. The numbers will be familiar to fans: “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” from Metallica’s best (or second-best) record, 1986’s Master of Puppets; and “Megalodon,” a gem of a track from Mastodon’s breakthrough record, 2004’s Leviathan.

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Top 10 Songs With the Same Titles as Great Novels

Posted in Lists, What You Readin' For? with tags , , , , , , , , , on 07/07/2022 by korzeck

1. “1984” by David Bowie (book by George Orwell)

2. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by Metallica (book by Ernest Hemingway)

3. “The Right Stuff” by New Kids on the Block (book by Tom Wolfe)

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Faith In Metal: Orphaned Land Push For Peace In The Middle East

Posted in Faith In Metal, Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , on 09/28/2010 by korzeck

Metalheads are fickle when it comes to approving a band’s metal cred. But it’s safe to say that your group qualifies if: 1) Fans can get arrested for listening to you; 2) You get arrested trying to record an album; and 3) You preach a message so radical that it makes some metalheads cringe.

Enter Orphaned Land, a metal band from Israel that meets all those criteria.
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Apocalyptica’s 7th Symphony: Two Cent Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , on 09/05/2010 by korzeck

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Karma To Burn Share Crazy Drug Stories

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 02/04/2010 by korzeck

Yesterday, you read an update on John Garcia’s plans to take his new Kyuss-covers project on tour. Today, here’s a 2001 interview – online for the first time – with Karma to Burn, a band that Garcia almost joined. Continue reading

An Extremely Long Conversation About Extreme Metal With Albert Mudrain

Posted in Features, Interviews, What You Readin' For? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2010 by korzeck

There is horror cinema. And then there is splatter cinema.

There is drug use. And then there is drug addiction.

There is heavy metal. And then there is extreme metal. Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2008

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by korzeck

1. MetallicaDeath Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
2. In FlamesA Sense of Purpose (Koch)
• Bad Penny interview: “In Flames Album Discography: Drummer Touches ‘Em All
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