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70000 Tons Of Metal 2014

March 10th, 2014

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70000 tons Of Metal is the biggest heavy metal cruise on the planet. It has gained and created a loyal and fanatical following amongst metal fans around the globe in a short few years. Even though there were a lot of discussions, and even some outrage on the official 70000tons forum and social media, about the long silence while waiting to hear about the booking of the bands. However, the whole cruise was a surrealistic experience for journalists and fans alike. Spirits were not dampened by a rainy day which whipped the Caribbean sea and the ship, Majesty Of The Seas, about.  The metallic mayhem on the sea sailed from Miami, Florida to Costa Maya, Mexico and back. Here is the brief write-up of all these bands who appeared on the ship.

Article by Arto Lehtinen and Timo Hanhirova

Pics by Arto Lehtinen

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Paul Masvidal of Death and Cynic

May 20th, 2013

Paul Masvidal of Death and Cynic

Interview by InfamousButcher
Photos by SheWolf

Interviewed on April 25, 2013 at the Death to All show
(Death To All Tour live at the Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, April 25, 2013)

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Paul Masvidal – Death To All

When you think of Chuck Schuldiner and Death, your next thought is usually of gifted guitarist Paul Masvidal, who played on the classic HUMAN album and did various tours with Chuck. An extreme metal veteran with over 25 years of experience and a style all his own, Paul continues to play with his own band Cynic and has recently taken part in the Death To All tours, a celebration of the late Chuck Schuldiner’s music. Paul was kind enough to grant me a few moments of his time prior to the Death To All show in Philadelphia.

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FATES WARNING, CYNIC, WATCHTOWER Members React to ‘Mean Deviation’ Prog Metal History Book

November 17th, 2010

VOIVOD Members Contribute to 'MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal'

'MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal'

Visionaries Praise Author Jeff Wagner’s Debut

Due for release on Dec. 1, former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner’s highly anticipated ‘MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal’ (Bazillion Points Books) has already garnered  staggering advance praise from some of the most respected figures in the progressive metal sphere.

Among the first responders:

Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE): “We now have a definitive book on the relationship between metal and progressive music.”

Jim Matheos (FATES WARNING): “Looks cool! I’m looking forward to digging in.”

Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER): “The book is awesome! Damn, talk about work!”

Paul Masvidal (CYNIC): “The book looks and feels fabulous. I can’t wait to dig into this thing. Thank you, Jeff Wagner, for this massive information highway for all things progressive metal”

Kurt Bachman (BELIEVER): “Wow! I can’t wait to read it.”

Glenn Harveston (ProgPower USA Festival): “The book is awesome. I read it in 2 days.”

Albert Mudrian (Decibel Magazine): “I’ve only read through chapter one, and I’m already hooked.”

Weighing in at 400 pages, the heavily-illustrated ‘Mean Deviation’ offers original artwork throughout by Michel “Away” Langevin of VOIVOD, and a foreword by Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE. The package includes a 16-page color photo insert, a constellation of appendixes, and an exhaustive index mapping the story of heady metal with exacting precision.

For more information, and to order immediately, visit: http://www.mean-deviation.com

America’s “smallest but heaviest publisher,” Bazillion Points presents authors of a submerged reputation to a rabid and otherwise overlooked readership over a bazillion points of interest.

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Cynic – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

December 17th, 2008

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CYNIC

Shepherds Bush Empire, London

20th November 2008

All live photos by HannTu

Review by Trease



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WACKEN 2008

October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.

Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.

Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)

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Mark Van Erp – Ex-Monstrosity, Ex-Cynic, and Ex-Malevolent Creation

May 21st, 2008

Mark Van Erp

Interviewed by David Leslie

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Mark Van Erp was the bassist in the early days of some notable death metal bands such as Monstrosity, Cynic, and Malevolent Creation. We recently caught up with him to talk about his death metal days.

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