Author Archives: Alex

10
Sep

Is anyone still reading this? Probably not.

2010 – 2018

Hi guys. If you’ve ever read our articles in our first three years (2010-2013), I want to thank you for being there with us. This site was started in September 2010 when a bunch of guys in their early 20s wanted to have some fun online. Unfortunately this never became more than a fun little project, so slowly but surely, we all got too busy to work on it. Around 2013 we pretty much gave up. I posted a bit in 2014, then never touched it again until now.

I know I’m mostly writing this for myself, since nobody is probably reading this. But I still want to give a shoutout to my brothers Mark, Guido, Simo, Chris, Cosmin, Dusty, and everyone else who has contributed over the years. It’s been fun and I really think we had something here.

I am honestly very proud of what this site was in the early years, a hilarious take on metal news which few other sites could rival. I mean, we certainly weren’t the best, and we could never turn this into a profitable business, but we were fucking hilarious, if I do say so myself.

So I just wanted to write something here now that the site turned 8. Maybe someday we’ll find a way to revive this somehow. Until then, thanks again to everyone and see you around!


17
Mar

New Metallica song!

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This isn’t 1988, and yet Metallica released a new song. If you’re like me and you love 80s Metallica, you’re probably not too excited. But still, there’s always one part of you that wishes the guys would snap out of it and get back to full on thrash metal.

Well, they played a new song in Colombia. It’s called “The Lords of Summer” and this is what it sounds like:

 

I’m not gonna comment on it until I hear a better, cleaner version. Although judging by Death Magnetic’s production quality, that may never happen. Still, can’t comment on an unfinished song that might not even make it on the final cut. I’ll just say that the opening riff sounds very promising, but the rest of the song doesn’t.


17
Mar

Behind the artwork, part 2

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Let’s see what’s behind another classic metal cover, this time it’s the flagship thrash album Master of Puppets.

Not really as exciting as the Maiden one, but still very creative. Props to whoever did this. Bigger version here.

Source: And Justice For Art.


12
Mar

Behind the artwork

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Ever wanted to get a reverse angle of certain metal album artworks? Well, now you have the chance.

Here’s a look at what Eddie sees on the cover of Iron Maiden‘s Killers. It’s pretty good. Click here for a bigger version.

Unfortunately we don’t know exactly who made these, so if you know, send us an email. We got them from the awesome Facebook page called And Justice for Art. Thanks guys!


11
Mar

Metallica encourages copyright infringement

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Metallica is known for two things. One: being one of the world’s biggest bands and two: Being the guys who sued Napster.

The problem with the PR fiasco that was the Napster lawsuit was that Metallica got way more shit for it than they deserved. While all the ‘selling out’ criticism is based on a lot of truth, the whole ‘Metallica sued their fans’ crap is just nonsense. There’s nothing worse than being accused of things you never did, and that’s exactly what Metallica got out of that whole ordeal, which begs the question: Was it worth it? — Personally, I don’t think so.

Lars did a Reddit IAmA recently and a lot of questions and trolling posts revolved around Napster, suing fans, etc… Lars did his best to be upfront and honest about it, but it didn’t help. 14 years later, a lot of people still think Metallica sued their fans, which means they’ll never escape that stupid lie. They’ll always be labeled by some as the guys who will sue you if you don’t buy their shit. It’s not exactly true though…

Which brings me to today’s point. Metallica actually did something nice for a few fans which goes against the whole ‘suing’ thing, and nobody really noticed it. Nobody ever will. People only notice when celebrities fuck up. It makes them feel better about themselves. When they do nice things, nobody gives a shit.

An Italian YouTube channel called Milanica is known for uploading various Metallica bootlegs and live clips. It has tons of views and tons of subscribers, and a few days ago it got shut down by YouTube.

What did Metallica do? They fixed it. And they contacted the guys to tell them they fixed it. I think that’s pretty nice. It’s something they didn’t have to do, but they did. Why doesn’t that get out? Why doesn’t that generate rumors? Because nobody cares if a musician does something nice.

People like to point fingers, judge, laugh, and basically pat themselves on the back. And while that’s essentially exactly what I’m doing on Dose Of Metal, I’m just realizing that I’m no better than any of you. FUCK!

 


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