TMO x10 – Breaking Band: The Battle for a Name

TMO Logo Griffin logo x10 band splits blackMetal has had its fair share of oddities and curiosities, and more than once, as it happens, like a two-headed beast fighting over a shared body, we come upon two bands of the very same name, an unusual instance that often spawns tensions and lawsuits. TMO has gathered the 10 most prominent of these cases, looked into how they came to be, and then at whether or not a solution was ultimately found.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Japanese Power Metal

Japanese Power Metal

It can be bizarre. It can also be off-putting. But it’s an entirely new realm of the sub-genre that can afford some great new bands and masterpieces to listeners. The power metal scene has really blossomed since the arrival of X Japan in the ’80s, and since then it’s been taken to new heights and limits.

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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons Of Rock 2014, Day 2 (Halden, Norway)

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Tons Of Rock Day 2, June 20th 2014

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FESTIVAL SPECIAL: Tons Of Rock 2014, Day 1 (Halden, Norway)

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Tons Of Rock Day 1, June 19th 2014

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A TMO Interview With Falconer


The Metal Observer recently had the chance to speak with the legendary founder and driving force behind Falconer, Stefan Weinerhall. Returning with the band’s eighth studio album, Black Moon Rising, which recently dropped on Metal Blade Records, Weinerhall speaks about the intensity of the new album, his approach to songwriting and influences, among other things.

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