Isn't It Ironic?
March 27, 2011
Imagine, being the drummer of one of the most successful Metal bands on the planet... 10 years ago, you sued the fuck out of some 20 year old guy who revolutionized the music industry (albeit in a completely piratical way). Now, 10 years later, he's a newly minted Billionaire in talks to buy the label that owns your back catalog? What are the odds??

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Piracy Is About To Get Pwned!!
March 21, 2011
Just came across this random post earlier tonight... figured we'd post it up for y'all to read up and have something to think and chat about. Especially those of you who pride yourselves on your pirating skills and massive digital music collection, which you spent all of $0 for. Take a good look at what you could be facing if you think that you can just keep stealing music moving forward... here's an excerpt from the post:

"The Obama administration is going to make torrent streaming, also known as P2P (peer to peer) sharing of music, a felony. A felony. This means, according to the Administration’s White Paper, recommending an upgrade to the act of illegal streaming of music to one of “financial espionage,” carrying prison time of up to 20 years."

Yes you read that right!! A Felony!! Check out the rest of the article at this location:
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Likes And Leaks...
March 20, 2011
Well, here we are starting off another miserable week in 2011, and I only say that because I'm suffering from some kind of relentless sickness... on the positive side of life, there have been lots of extreme successes in Metal, with Whitechapel's 'Welcome To Hell' tour selling out a whole list of dates, everything associated with Sumerian Records/Pantheon Agency and their SXSW presence was sold out, California Metal Fest was sold out, and the AILD/WoP tour did quite well too... and of course, the forthcoming Grand Opening of Soundcheck Hollywood! A retail record store in a time where too many record stores are closing their doors. Good times for Metal indeed!

On the not so great side of things, Leaks are continuing to ruin everything for labels and bands. Not really cool, but what makes it funny to me is this... labels reps tell me to avoid leaks, they can't send ANYTHING to ANYONE before THIS date. And I'm like, "Sure, no worries"... then their oh so tightly held album leaks like a stuck pig 1 to 2 weeks before this magical date they gave me. And I think to myself... if NO ONE was supposed to have it, how did it leak? Surely the band or someone at the label wouldn't do that? Right? Well, once you get to know enough people you find out that plenty of industry people that are part of the 'cool crowd' (that you obviously aren't a part of) had it super early. And if you do the basic math, it's easy to conclude that that one friend shared it with another and so on and so forth until it landed in the wrong hands and BOOM... It-Leaked! So where's all the prosecution for whomever leaked it? Your guess is as good as mine. It's just good to know it wasn't me, because well, I didn't even have it! But enough about that. Fuck the politics and the cool crowd. Dunno about you, but that's not why I got into Metal...

Anyhow, on to the likes... Facebook is now the dominating platform for bands to promote themselves with, and this makes each 'like' extremely important for the up and coming bands out there. So we decided to provide you with a few links to bands that we feel you should check out. And we will do this as often as we feel inclined... which isn't very often, but hey, we don't get paid to do this shit! So yeah, here's some new stuff to check out and 'Like' if ya haven't already:

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Victory Records Partners With 505 Games For Supremacy MMA
March 15, 2011

Global videogame publisher 505 Games announced today its partnership with Victory Records and has revealed that five of Victory’s artists will be featured on the soundtrack for 505 Games’ upcoming no-holds barred fighting game, Supremacy MMA.

Victory Records acts and songs set to appear in Supremacy MMA are:

· Destrophy - “Reconnect
· Taproot - “Stolage”
· Bury Your Dead - “Broken Body”
· Emmure - “10 Signs You Should Leave
· Within the Ruins - “Invade”, “Versus”, “The Carouser”, “Ataxia”, “Roads”

“We’re all huge gamers and serious MMA fans, so having our music on the Supremacy MMA soundtrack is f*cking awesome,” said Emmure lead singer Frankie Palmeri, whose latest album, Speaker of the Dead, is available in stores now (check out the brand new video for “Solar Flare Homicide” here). “I can’t wait to get my hands on the game myself.”

“Working with Victory Records to bring such talented and current bands to Supremacy MMA is an awesome opportunity,” said Ricci Rukavina, Creative Director of Kung Fu Factory. “We love the label, and their music brings a new level of intensity to the game’s atmosphere and visceral combat.”

Headed to Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system,Supremacy MMA raises the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality under the guidance of the talent behind titles like the original UFC (Dreamcast), The Warriors, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Scarface and most recently UFC Undisputed 2009.

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All Shall Perish Post Fourth Video Update
March 15, 2011
Yes, we are well aware that we missed posting update #3, but hey... we miss a lot of stuff here due to time constraints... oh fucking well. Anyhow, check out Update #4 from the Bay Area's Extreme metal titans... All Shall Fucking Perish! And yes, Eddie is in fact rocking the Loudside tee and we do appreciate the support! \m/

All Shall Perish are currently out on the road as part of the 'Spread The Venom' tour alongside Kataklysm, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn, so be sure to catch them when they roll through your area! Also be sure to check out their newest track, "Divine Illusion," if you haven't already... stream the song and check out the tour dates on their Official Facebook Page! Head on over and get into it!
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