System of a Down

August 19, 2012

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System of a Down (Glendale, California)  A huge mixture of styles with heavy use of vocal harmonies and being silly as all hell at times, this band is one of the most unique acts around.  Lyrical content mostly hits on politics, sex, drugs, and war.  They’ve been known for having a Frank Zappa-esque attitude/demeanor.  And they […]

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Deftones

June 29, 2012

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Deftones (Sacramento, California)                  The Deftones are innovators of their craft.  From the beginning they created an  atmosphere of raw energy with an addicting combination of metal, hip hip, and rock.  As they’ve changed over the years, they’re always trying something new and stepping outside the lines to build […]

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Slipknot

March 27, 2012

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Slipknot (Des Moines, Iowa)                  This so-called Nu Metal act formed originally in 1995 by bassist Paul Gray (R.I.P.).  Slipknot, over the next 3 years would see many a line-up change, including recruiting from Stone Sour in 1997, Corey Taylor on vocals.  After releasing a demo called “Mate. Feed. […]

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