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Lyor Cohen Drinks The YouTube Kool-Aid: The money will come, but for now "fans not being exposed to new music is death. "

When former WMG CEO Lyor Cohen joined YouTube, the music industry wondered if this often brash insider could change prevailing opinions of the video behemoth: great for promotion, but the royalties paid are far too low. Few opinions have shifted; but in a new open letter, Cohen remains both optimistic and defiant, seemingly blaming musicians and the music industry for the "disconnect between YouTube and the ...

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Track Premiere: Bleach Everything – ‘Nazi Punch, F*** Yes’

Anyone on social media over the last few days is likely aware of the protests and violence following white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tensions are running high and Bleach Everything have responded loud and clear with a new song, “Nazi Punch, Fuck Yes.” Frontman and Magic Bullet Records owner Brent Eyestone shared his thoughts about the new song with Decibel. Read his statement ...

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Full Album Stream: Sons of Crom – “The Black Tower”

Swedish duo Sons of Crom call themselves epic heavy metal, which sets the bar high based on the genre’s name alone. But Sons of Crom soar right over that bar with their new album, The Black Tower. Over eight tracks, they deliver a variety of sounds from classic and traditional heavy metal, black metal, thrash metal, plus folk and even classical music. The Black Tower comes across like a soundtrack for a hig ...

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Track Premiere: Squalus – ‘The Orca’

When doom/post-metal group Giant Squid broke up, its members were far from over. Three fifths of the band set their sets on their next musical endeavor, Squalus.  “We had new stories to tell, new musical energies to exercise, new depths to explore and new beasts to confront,” Squalus bassist/vocalist Aaron John Gregory says. The Great Fish…, the debut from Squalus, will be released through Translation Loss ...

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Foo Fighters to Air "Landmarks Live In Concert" Special in November

Last month, we showed you a clip of Foo Fighters performing a new song—entitled "Arrows"—at a show in Greece. What was interesting about that show though, almost as much as the new material the band was performing, was the venue in which it took place. Eschewing the stadiums and arenas the band usually frequents, that night the band performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, located within the Acropolis, in ...

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