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Vital Vinyl: Back on Black Label Founder Discusses Digital Downloading, Record Collecting + More

Vital Vinyl - Steve Beatty
Back on Black

In 2004, music industry professional Steve Beatty started a record label whose sole purpose was to release remastered and improved versions of heavy metal classics, exclusively on vinyl. This was a few years before the "resurgence" of vinyl (for example, Record Store Day started in 2007) and smack dab in the middle of the digital downloading craze. A decade later, Beatty's label, Back on Black, is stronger than ever.

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Buckcherry’s Josh Todd Talks ‘Dreamin’ of You,’ Upcoming Music, Connecting with Fans + More

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Buckcherry just keep going further with their 2012 'Confessions' album, recently releasing a new video for the single 'Dreamin' of You' off the disc. To coincide with the new song, the band is also hitting the road for more dates this spring.

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Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara Discusses ‘Happiness Is’ Album, Touring + More

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Taking Back Sunday are back, and they've got a new album called 'Happiness Is' that has proved to be one of their most personal albums to date. The band recorded the effort without interference from a label and truly put their stamp on the music.

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Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul Talks ‘Blood for Blood’ Album, Band Brotherhood + Lineup Change

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When history is revisited, this will be one of the key periods for Hellyeah. The band has undergone a lineup change, necessitated by their musical vision, and they've come out of the studio with the 'Blood for Blood' album, one of their most cohesive records to date.

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Rock and Metal Musicians Share Their Biggest Real-Life Spinal Tap Moments

Spinal Tap
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The legendary mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap' celebrated its 30th anniversary this month. The film hit theaters on March 2, 1984, and became the stuff of legend. The movie followed the fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap, who experienced a string

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The Used’s Bert McCracken Philosophizes on the Past, Present and Future

The Used's Bert McCracken
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Welcome to Part 2 of our exclusive dip into the mind of the Used's Bert McCracken. In this second half of our talk with the Used singer, McCracken talks about his continual lyrical theme of 'time,' the difference between recording vocals for the band's debut and the band's upcoming 'Imaginary Enemy' album, his favorite philosophers + much more.

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Vital Vinyl: Anagnorisis Talk ‘Beyond All Light’ LP

Anagnorisis - 'Beyond All Light' - Vital Vinyl
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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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The Used’s Bert McCracken Talks New Album ‘Imaginary Enemy,’ Political Revolutions + More

Bert McCracken
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Ever since the Used released their self-titled debut album in 2002, fans have been rabid to delve into the mind of singer Bert McCracken. The Used connected with their fans with such impact that McCracken unknowingly created a cult of personality around him, forcing the singer into a dimension somewhere between musician and celebrity.

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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ Retired Band Members + More

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The year is young, but it's already been quite the roller-coaster ride for Lacuna Coil. Not only are the Italian metallers gearing up for the release of the new album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ (due out April 1), they recently announced the retirement of their longtime guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore and drummer Cristiano “Criz” Mozzati. Not to mention, Lacuna Coil are also a part of Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour.

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Torche’s Jonathan Nuñez on Fourth Studio Album, Constant Artistic Progression + More

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Hailing from Miami, Fla., Torche have been captivating the worlds of metal, hardcore, punk and experimental music for a decade. Never creating the same record twice, Torche have proven themselves as a truly progressive act while keeping their Southern sludge roots firmly intact.

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