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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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.
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.
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.
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.