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[Original] Why The Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show Isn't Helping Metal

On April 11th, the Revolver Golden Gods took place, giving praise and recognition to the rock and metal community. Famous musicians, such as Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Amy Lee, and many more, were in attendance. It was a night meant to not only celebrate the achievements of rock and metal musicians and their offerings, but it was also a night for the fans, a way to honor their passion and their love. And it was a night that did absolutely nothing to spread the word and the importance of rock and metal. READ MORE

X-Japan Release Video For 'Jade'

X-Japan, one of Japan’s biggest rock artists, is releasing Jade tomorrow, a digital single from the bands upcoming English debut album. Described as a mix between Queen and Muse, the song has mostly English lyrics and is actually pretty awesome! I’m fast becoming a big fan of X-Japan and I’m really excited to hear the new album.

 X Japan Release Video For Jade
Photo Courtesy: Nishioka
“This is a years-long dream of X Japan’s, to release a record in the Americas and in Europe,” said Yoshiki, X Japan’s leader/producer/songwriter/drummer/pianist.  ”Music is very powerful, and we believe it can help us bridge the gap between east and west.  We hope that ‘Jade’ will be the first step.”
Check out the video of Jade after the jump!

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Marilyn Manson Is Back...On The Runway?

It’s been a bit since we’ve heard any news from Marilyn Manson. The last I heard was the shocking news that drummer Ginger Fish left the band after for 15 years of dedication. Well, to quell the dry spell a bit more, Marilyn Manson was a special model for Yoshiki’s (X Japan) fashion show, ‘Asia Girl Explosion’ (sounds like the title to a really bad porn OR yet another over-the-top awesome gore flick). 

“When we came up with the concept for AGE, the first person I thought of was Marilyn Manson,” said Yoshiki.  ”He is the fashion icon in rock’n'roll, and I’m very excited he agreed to be part of the show.”
 Marilyn Manson Is Back...On The Runway?
Check after the jump for another photo of Marilyn Manson with Yoshiki as well as Marilyn Manson rocking the runway.

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Vampires Everywhere! To Tour With Alesana

There is currently an undeniable buzz on VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! within the hard rock scene which was further cemented as the band recently wrapped up a massive, sold-out North American summer tour with Black Veil Brides. The band has a lot on tap for the fall as they complete work on their much anticipated debut full-length album set for an early 2011 release and prepare for some extensive touring plans. This all kicked off with a run as direct support to X Japan in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles this past weekend. 
VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! are also excited to announce that they will continue their unrelenting touring schedule on Nov. 11th with Alesana, Our Last Night and Honor Bright. Either see below or head over now to www.myspace.com/vampireseverywhere to view their complete touring itinerary.
VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! recently issued a 2-song EP, Lost In The Shadows. Click on the link HERE to purchase now.

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Vampires Everywhere! To Open For X-Japan On US Tour

There is currently an undeniable buzz on VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! within the hard rock scene which was further cemented as the band recently wrapped up a massive, sold-out North American summer tour with Black Veil Brides. The band has a lot on tap for the fall as they complete work on their much anticipated debut full-length album set for an early 2011 release and prepare for some extensive touring plans. This all kicks off with a run as direct support to X Japan this month. The trek kicks off in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles on Sept. 25th, so either see below or head over now to www.myspace.com/vampireseverywhere to view the itinerary.
Michael Vampire (vocals) further comments: ‘Hello everyone. I wanted to tell all our fans and friends how honored we are to be supporting X Japan on their first North American tour. X Japan are icons and for us to be rocking out with them means a lot to us in the VE! camp. We intend on bringing an intense stage show and introduce some new songs into the set. We encourage all our covens and fans to spread the word about this upcoming tour. The tour begins September 25th, so evil ones get amped.

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My Latest Mix Issue 1

So, I’m gonna try a new article series for you readers where I post the track list of the latest mix CD that I made. I still don’t have an MP3 player aside from my Droid (never saw the use for one), so I still resort to making mixes for my car. 

There are two things I hope to get from this: 
1) I want a chance to show other styles of music that I listen to. I’m not ONLY a metalhead, y’know? I try to listen to all styles of music, from classical to jazz to metal to pop to electronica to traditional folk and everything in between. And this leads me to…
2) I hope that by doing this, many of you readers will find new artists to check out. What’s better than finding new music that you really enjoy? I love finding new artists to check out!
So, after the jump, you’ll find the track list of the latest mix CD I made (in the same order) along with a YouTube video (if there is one) for you to check out songs right away!
Make sure to leave a comment if you like or dislike this article idea. If you love this idea and are artistically inclined and want to create ‘My Latest Mix’ logo for following articles, send me a PM to my BD username: Phantasmagoria666. If your logo gets picked, you’ll definitely be credited!

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