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For as long as he can remember, Chuck has been crazy about rock and roll. His first concert was Def Leppard at the age of 6 - and the rest, as they say, is history. He's been on-air for one of the biggest rock radio stations in the country (you can call him F 'Em Up Chuck) and now he's enjoying life living in New York City. Keep on rockin' in the free world!

Vital Vinyl: Anagnorisis Talk ‘Beyond All Light’ LP

Anagnorisis - 'Beyond All Light' - Vital Vinyl
Earsplit PR

In 2013, Louisville's premiere black metal outfit Anagnorisis released their second studio album, 'Beyond All Light,' digitally, as a CD and also as a very limited cassette tape. A year later, the blasphemous rockers find themselves celebrating the album for a new reason: 'Beyond All Light' has been pressed and is available to fans as several different color vinyl editions.

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Nashville Pussy’s Ruyter Suys Talks New Album, Touring + More

Ruyter Suys - Nashville Pussy
Kelly Hayden

A band who's never been tied to one single genre, Nashville Pussy have always found a way to blend rock and roll with country, blues, metal and punk. This has never been more obvious than with their latest record, 'Up the Dosage,' a collection of 13 guitar-driven tracks so full of power and intensity, you'll no doubt need a cigarette when you're finished listening.

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Vital Vinyl: Tempel Guitarist Discusses Latest Instrumental Metal Release

Tempel - 'On The Steps Of The Temple' - Vital Vinyl

In 2012, Arizona's instrumental metal duo Tempel digitally released their debut album, 'On the Steps of the Temple,' to the masses. Less than two years later, and after teaming up with Prosthetic Records, Tempel are proud to finally offer their album as a physical release, not just as a CD but also as part of a very limited vinyl pressing. With gorgeous artwork and an exclusive run of only 250 copies, 'On the Steps of the Temple' proves to be an adventure of vigorous musical dynamics.

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Pro-Pain’s Gary Meskill Talks New Album, Touring, Vinyl + More

Pro-Pain - Interview with Gary Meskill

It's hard to believe that New York metal outfit Pro-Pain have been creating hardcore music since the early 90s. Founded and still fronted by Gary Meskill, Pro-Pain recently celebrated the release of their latest studio album, 'The Final Revolution,' which finds the frontman reaching back in history and creating music that will sound familiar to long-time fans.

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Vital Vinyl: Digging Deep Into the Slayer Reissues

Slayer - Vital Vinyl

A band that will forever be considered as one of the Big 4, Slayer have released a collection that should affectionately be known to fans as the Big 10: every release under the American Recordings label has been reissued on audiophile 180-gram vinyl. Not only reissued on vinyl, the music has been remastered from the original analog master tapes, breathing fresh life into the band's vast, legendary catalog. In addition to the sound quality of the albums, Slayer pressed no more than 500 copies of each album on blood red vinyl and randomly inserted them among the standard reissues.

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Vital Vinyl: Nashville Pussy Guitarist Talks New LP ‘Up the Dosage’ and General Love of Vinyl

Nashville Pussy - 'Up the Dosage' - Vital Vinyl
Freeman Promotions

When it comes to vinyl, there are few rockers who have as much of an appreciation for the format as Nashville Pussy's guitarist and founding member, Ruyter Suys. With the release of her band's eighth studio album, 'Up the Dosage,' Suys admits that vinyl has always been a significant part of her life. So, it makes perfect sense that Nashville Pussy would make sure to put together one hell of a vinyl experience with their latest record.

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Vital Vinyl: Motorhead Create Full Experience Around ‘Aftershock’

Motorhead - 'Aftershock' - Vital Vinyl

Easily one of the most anticipated albums of last year, Motorhead's 'Aftershock' was very well-received by fans and critics alike. Professing "crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy rock 'n' roll," Motorhead's latest album is best heard spinning around a turntable. For fans who want to enter into a whole new level of appreciation for 'Aftershock,' they should look no further than the vinyl edition of the album.

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Filed Under: Category: Metal, Original Features, Rock, Vital Vinyl

Vital Vinyl: Heaven and Earth Talk ‘Dig’ Double-LP

Heaven and Earth - 'Dig' - Vinyl Creep
Quarto Valley Records

An album that might’ve flown under your radar in 2013 is one that all vinyl collectors and rock fans need to get their hands on in 2014. Heaven and Earth’s double-LP, ‘Dig,’ combines several different musical influences with a gorgeous album cover to make for an unforgettable experience.

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Staind’s Aaron Lewis Offers His Thoughts on Guitarist Mike Mushok Joining Newsted

Aaron Lewis
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has been busy as of late focusing on his original country music. With his focus away from Staind, another member of the band, guitarist Mike Mushokjoined forces with Jason Newsted's metal outfit earlier this year. Since that announcement, Lewis hasn't said much about Mushok playing with Newsted, until now. In an exclusive chat, Lewis openly shares his feelings about the entire situation, even admitting that he has held Mushok's talents back in Staind.

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