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Don’t Read This Article

Don’t Read This Article

Matt Bacon July 6, 2016 0

So there’s something of a confession I need to make. Band advice articles aren’t really that helpful. I mean don’t get me wrong – I do genuinely believe that I am helping people with

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Dealing With The Sophomore Slump

Dealing With The Sophomore Slump

Matt Bacon July 5, 2016 0

I haven’t written a band advice piece here for a minute – so here goes nothing. One thing that I’ve noticed a lot of bands have trouble with lately is the sophomore slump. The

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So You Want To Take On A New Project…

So You Want To Take On A New Project…

Matt Bacon July 4, 2016 0

Every project you take on in the music industry needs to balance a variety of factors. It’s the scale inside your head that determines if whatever project you happen to be tackling is worth

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The Best Part Of The Music Industry

The Best Part Of The Music Industry

Matt Bacon July 3, 2016 0

The best part of the music industry is not necessarily the music. I know that might sound weird, I mean, as Zappa said, “Music is the best.” Like, you can’t get any better than

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An Open Letter To Unsigned Bands

An Open Letter To Unsigned Bands

Matt Bacon June 28, 2016 0

Dear Unsigned Band, I don’t think I can care anymore. Trust me. I tried. I wrote about all your shows. Covered your mediocre records. Showed up early to watch you perform a crappy set using

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The Cult Of Personality And Heavy Metal

The Cult Of Personality And Heavy Metal

Matt Bacon June 27, 2016 0

If metal is supposed to be about the individual then why do we spend so much time in our hero worship of the stars? Metalheads like to claim that they are immune from the

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Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

Hellfest Day Three: A Return To Earth

Matt Bacon June 26, 2016 0

So we come to the final day. A day that had one of the sickest lineups that I have ever seen on any festival ever, and I’m not just saying that because of Black

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Day 2 Of Hellfest: Watch The Flames Burn Higher and Higher

Day 2 Of Hellfest: Watch The Flames Burn Higher and Higher

Matt Bacon June 23, 2016 0

Day two of Hellfest saw me wake up with the first traces of festival plague. I had developed something of hack overnight – I would be wheezing far more than I would like this

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Day One Of Hellfest: The Survival Fires

Day One Of Hellfest: The Survival Fires

Matt Bacon June 22, 2016 0

Ah day one of Hellfest. The air smells of infinite possibility. Maybe we’ll get to sleep with a rock star this year. Maybe we can avoid the mud that plagued the festival all weekend

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The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

The Hellfest Chronicles, Part 1: The Adventure Begins

Matt Bacon June 21, 2016 0

Another year. Another Hellfest. Another godforsaken ride in a train across France to go see my grandmother. It’s been two months on the road for this weary soul and it feels as if I’ve

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