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Detroit rock band Wilson has released its cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Sleep Now in the Fire.” The track was released in light of the recent presidential election and current political tone. Listen to the cover below, along with the band’s cover of Nazareth’s “Hair of the Dog,” which many of its fans have enjoyed as part of its live set. (more…)

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Avatar will release their very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh on Friday, May 13, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band’s highly anticipated follow-up to Hail The Apocalypse released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band’s career. Avatar have also confirmed a U.S. tour with Wilson and Sunflower Dead on select dates. View tour dates and additional info inside! (more…)

Dirt Fest 2016, featuring Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Trivium, Attila and more, will go down Saturday, Aug. 13, at its new Metro-Detroit location.

A newly reunited Bury Your Dead will perform for the 10th anniversary of its iconic record “Beauty and the Breakdown,” along with Michigan natives Walls of Jericho and Wilson.

Dozens more acts will round out the lineup of metal, hardcore and hard rock bands performing on multiple stages at the Crofoot Festival Grounds in downtown Pontiac, Michigan. (more…)

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Wilson

Detroit rockers Wilson take no prisoners in their newest music video “Give ‘Em Hell.” The song is off the band’s sophomore release Right to Rise out now via Razor & Tie. The album is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

“This video embodies the very DNA of our band,” said vocalist Chad Nicefield. “If you’re into kicking ass and taking names, no matter who or what the competition, this masterpiece is for you. It’s got blood, guts and glory. A ‘no holds barred,’ fun filled, roller coaster of fury coupled with the swiftest kick to your family jewels. Live for the thrill, ’cause it’s kill or be killed motherfuckers! P.S. No small children were harmed in the making of this video … we think.” (more…)

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By Greg Maki

Another year has come and gone, and in my opinion, 2015 was one of the strongest in recent memory in terms of quality hard rock and metal releases. My top 10 list includes bands on the rise, veteran acts reinventing themselves and a farewell to one of the most iconic figures in rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t expect everyone to agree with my picks, but you don’t have to. It’s my list, not yours. (more…)

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Wilson

Detroit rockers Wilson have premiered their music video for “Right to Rise” exclusively on VEVO.  The anthemic song is off the band’s sophomore album Right to Rise, released via Razor & Tie. The album is available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

The video for “Right to Rise” serves as an ode to Wilson’s hometown. The video features the city’s thriving landmarks and residents. The band explains, “When we wrote the song we wanted to tell a story about the area of the world we live in. After traveling so much the past few years we realize the magnifying glass that the media has put on Detroit has damaged not only our city’s image but more importantly our peoples’ image. We all struggle with life’s weight no matter where we live in this world … Our peoples’ story is not unlike the millions of other people out there put against the wall daily, cast aside as underdogs and thought of as ‘already dead.’ It’s through the struggle to survive in those conditions that we create our strengths. (more…)

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A debut album titled Full Blast Fuckery is bound to turn some heads. But on its second release, Right to Rise (Razor & Tie, June 29, 2015), Wilson has taken more of a let-the-music-do-the-talking approach, with a greater emphasis on melody and songs that tell their story in their hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The result is an album brimming with power and personality that also expands the scope of the band’s sound. Wilson is spending the late summer and early fall on the hardDrive Live Tour, reaching wider audiences as it opens for Trivium and Tremonti. When the tour came to the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down outside the venue (with the soothing sounds of Tremonti soundchecking in the background) with frontman Chad Nicefield and guitarist Kyle Landry to discuss the new record, Detroit and more. (more…)

Matt Heafy, left, and Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium

Matt Heafy, left, and Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium

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For some people, a vacation is a time of relaxation, of escaping the real world and the responsibilities that come with it. Some visit with friends and family. Others travel to new and exotic locations around the world.

Me? I take a break from my day job to cover four concerts in five days, in two states and the District of Columbia. (more…)

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