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Ox’s Blog: Metallica on Colbert

The mighty Metallica made an appearance on the Late Night with Colbert show last night as they make their way across the country on their Worldwired tour. The band performed their latest single from the new album Hardwired… To Self Destruct, Now That We’re Dead. If you missed it live last night check it out now!

Ox’s Blog: Video For In This Moment’s Oh Lord

If you missed the big news yesterday In This Moment released a new song, Oh Lord, and spoiled a bunch of details about their upcoming album Ritual. Today they followed that up with a release of the video for Oh Lord. It definitely looks like an In This Moment video and fits in with the rest of their creepy imagery, check it out!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Gojira – Escape

French rockers Gojira are headed to Red Rocks tomorrow with Opeth. And since we are in the middle of Maytallica why not combine Gojira and Metallica for tonight’s cover. The Gojira version of Escape only appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese release of their 2005 album From Mars To Sirius. The original was released back in 1984 on the Metallica classic Ride The Lightning. Interestingly Gojira is also opening for Metallica on some of the upcoming Worldwired tour dates as a replacement for Volbeat, looks like that will be happening after our date on June 7th. Time to hit play and rock out!

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Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Nonpoint – 5 Minutes Alone

This week I have decided to feature a cover that was requested by Kilo rocker Jeff. Nonpoint covered the Pantera tune 5 Minutes Alone back in 2010 and since the band is coming into town next week at the Black Sheep I thought this was the perfect time to share Jeff’s request with the rest of the Kilo faithful who have not heard it yet! Nonpoint recorded the tune for the Metal Hammer tribute album Getcha Pull! A Tribute To Dimebag Darrell and it was later featured on their album Miracle. Interestingly Miracle was co-produced by Chad Grey and the title track featured an appearance from Gray who would later go on to work with Vinnie Paul of Pantera in Hellyeah! Grab a drink, hit play, and enjoy!

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Ox’s Blog: Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Proposes On Stage

Last Friday night Mastodon made a stop in Alabama on tour, home of Brent Hinds, and he decided to make the most of his return by asking his girlfriend Raisa Moreno to marry him! The singer asked the crowd if they wanted to see “the coolest encore ever” before bringing his girlfriend on stage in front of the fans and a ton of his family. Check out the video below! The guy who shot the video loses his mind!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Anthrax – Carry On Wayward Son

Anthrax released a cover of the Kansas tune Carry On Wayward Son on their latest release, the deluxe vinyl edition of For All Kings. You’ve probably heard the song on Krank It or Kram It or maybe you heard that the band played the song live for the first time just a few days ago at a stop in L.A. The band is coming to the Fillmore this Friday and if you’re going you might get lucky and hear the tune live for yourself. This cover stays very true to the original and has that big 80’s arena rock sound, take a listen!

Ox’s Blog: Johnny Loses His Sh*t in New Highly Suspect Video

Earlier today Highly Suspect dropped a video for their new single Little One. The video has lead singer Johnny Stevens freaking out and smashing his way through a thrift store before being arrested by police, bandmates Rich and Ryan Meyer, at the end. Check it out!

Ox’s Blog: Hump The Covers Off with Mastodon – The Bit

Mastodon are running hot right now. The band released their new album Emperor Of Sand on March 31st and took the #1 spot for album sales that following week. Additionally they have been beefing with some new social media company on Twitter that is calling themselves Mastodon, to hilariously confusing results. They are also on support of their new album and will be rolling into Denver at the Fillmore this coming Monday! Tune in all day tomorrow to win tickets for the show and in the mean time enjoy the bands cover of the Melvins tune The Bit. The band covered the tune during many of their stops on their 2005 tour. Check out this live version from a stop in San Diego.

Ox’s Blog: Throwback to RATM’s SNL Banning Performance

It was 21 years ago today that Rage Against The Machine took to the fabled stages of Saturday Night Live, for the first and last time. It was a quick trip, after the band performed their hit Bulls On Parade they were escorted from the building, not allowed to play their second song. The biggest issue on the night was that the band wanted to hang upside down American flags on their amps, and had the flags hanging there until seconds before the song started as SNL stagehands ripped them down. It all seems a little tame but it was enough to get the band banned from the show. Check out the performance below!