Jan 102021
 

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump‘s account.

Earlier this week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands of his supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in an insurrection that left five dead. Twitter, which has a policy against inciting violence, undermining democratic processes and spreading election misinformation, announced it would no longer let Trump use its platform. Twitter suspended the president’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Saturday, January 9, Cooper uploaded the latest episode of his “Cooper Stuff” podcast in which he suggested that Twitter’s decision to restrict Trump from broadcasting his message directly to his tens of millions of followers was a form of censorship, and that it amounts to an attack on freedom of speech.

He said (see video below): “Look, I don’t follow Trump on Twitter. I’m not into it. Some people love it; some people hate it; some people are in between; whatever you are, censoring the president from Twitter, no matter what they’re saying…

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Jan 012021
 

Happy Newyear, wishing you all a healthy, blessed, rockin’ and prosperous 2021!

Due to covid-19, It was and still is a very strange and weird year for all of us, we hope the next year will be better than this past year.

Thanks for your support over the past year, we really appreciate that.

Anyway, a little bit later then expected: But we are having each staff member of our team list their choices for the top 10 best albums of 2020 (In no particular order). Unfortunately, not everything is delivered on time, so as you can see below there are missing a few top-10 lists. 

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TOP 25: Most Viewed Album Reviews of 2020

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Dec 312020
 

Due to covid-19, it was and still is a very strange and weird year for all of us, but especially for all the artists, bands and their roadies, concert organizations, clubs and stages worldwide. A year without almost no concerts / festivals etc. But filled with lockdowns and virtual streaming concerts …. Gladly this past year has brought us again loads of decent new releases. Despite the strange situation we are dealing with, our reviewers have written many reviews. Here are the 25 most viewed reviews:

25: Pyramaze – “Epitaph” (review)
24: Judgement Day – “The Sun, the Darkness” (ep) (review)
23: Skillet – “Victorious” (review)
22: Azusa – “Loop of Yesterdays” (review)
21: Wolfpakk – “Nature Strikes Back” (review)

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TOP 25: Most Viewed Articles of 2020

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Dec 312020
 

The year is almost over. Here is a list of the 25 most viewed articles of the past year.

25. Italian Cellist & Composer Luca Basile (Elegy Of Madness) Releases First Solo Single (article)
24. Listen to The New Stryper Song ‘Make Love Great Again’ (article)
23. Heavy Metal Band Hellbender to Release “American Nightmare” via No Life Til Metal Records, New Music Video Released (article)
22. Evanescence Releases New Single ‘The Game Is Over’ (article)
21. Thrash Metal Project The Thlipsis Releases Debut Track ‘Darkness Breakout’ (article)

20. Brotality ‘Prisoners Of The Abyss’ – Exclusive Music Video Premiere (article)
19. Metal Band Brotality Releases “Spiral Out” Digital 45 (article)
18. No Life ‘Til Metal Records to Reissue: Banshee – “Take Em By Storm” (article)
17. India Based Progressive Metalcore Band ‘Final Surrender’ Releases New Single & Video ‘Everything To None’ (article)
16. Roxx Records to Release Vengeance Rising Limited Editions LP’s and Cd’s (article)

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Dec 232020
 

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis revealed last week that he had suffered burns to 25% of his body after a bonfire mishap. He announced the news on December 16th, stating on that day that he was scheduled to undergo surgical procedure to remove dead skin from the burns he incurred and had been hospitalized for several days at the time.

In an update shared last night, December 22nd, he revealed that he now expects to make a “full recovery” and described the the injuries he sustained as “the most painful experience of my life.” You can read what he had to say below

“The recovery from these burns has been the most painful experience of my life, but I’m told I will eventually have a full recovery. I have to remember that on the tough days and be grateful I have the chance to be back to doing what I love again soon, because that is not the case for everyone in the burn center…”

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