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Sunday Old School: Criminal

When one door closes, another one opens, right? That's not always the case for musicians, many of whom that find success with one band are unable to repeat it with the next. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule, perhaps most famously being Dave Grohl who after the demise of Nirvana achieved fame with Foo Fighters. It's happened in metal too, with today's Sunday Old School lesson demonstrating how Pentagram (now called Pentagram Chile) mainman Anton Reisenegger went from the influential but struggling death metal favourites to form his country's biggest thrash metal group, Criminal.

Criminal was formed in 1991 by Anton Reisenegger and Rodrigo Contreras and were joined in their endeavour by Primate drummer Jose Joaquin Vallejos and bass player Juan Francisco Cueto in the Chilean capital of Santiago. The group were able to make use of Reisenegger's underground cred to gain an instant name for themselves, as evidenced by their very first show being an opening slot for Kreator before they had even recorded a demo. In 1992 however, the band recorded two demos, with the latter, "Forked" earning particular attention and praise internationally. More...

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Mastodon Teases New Album With Short Video

Mastodon posts the below teaser video for its forthcoming new album, which is expected out this spring. The band recorded the effort with Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn etc.).

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