The Punk Rock MBA Analyzes Why Paramore, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, & Blink 182 Are Successful

Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is back again with another video at his popular YouTube channel critiquing musicians and bands. What matters the most? Vocal ability? Good looks? Star power? Specifically, he has a chart to analyze the talents of popular singers and bands such as Hayley Williams (Paramore), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Tom Delonge (Blink-182), Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Fronzilla, Andy Black, Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Rob Zombie, Oli Sykes, M Shadows, Brendon Urie (Panic At The Disco) Austin Carlile (ex of Mice & Men), Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, Lil Peep, Charli XCX and more! Finnposts new videos every week and just launched a brand new podcast too!

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Atreyu – In Our Wake

When Atreyu’s Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (Victory) was released in 2002, the band was entering a sonic journey in the prime time of the Orange County Metalcore scene. They have stayed relevant by releasing six strong full-lengths since. This year, they celebrate their 20-year anniversary with the release of their seventh album In Our Wake (Spinefarm).Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold Shares New Mix Of “Mad Hatter” Song

Avenged Sevenfold has answered fan complaints of their just released new single ‘Mad Hatter’ from their Black Reign EP, in conjunction with the release of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4. Fans clapped back at the band on social media about the new song, and the mixing job on it. Note that the track was only public in the game and the music video and single on DSPs last week, and just released the entire album publicly on Friday, September 21st. The new version will go live today. Frontman M. Shadows took to Reddit to answer fans and explain the new version. Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold Teases New Song, Set To Debut On Monday

Avenged Sevenfold, on a break after canceling their summer/fall tours and festivals, has taken to social media to tease a new song. The track ‘Mad Hatter’ comes from the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 video game, which releases Monday, September 17th. The track is one of four new A7X songs from their upcoming EP they made for the game. Listen to the snippet of the track below. Continue reading

Atreyu Release New Singles, Announce New Album


In a post to social media, California metalcore kings Atreyu has announced their new album In Our Wake, releasing on October 12th via Spinefarm Records. This is the band’s second album since their reunion, following 2015s excellent comeback album Long Live (Search And Destroy/Spinefarm). The band created the album with John Feldmann (a.k.a. Feldy of Goldfinger) who famously produced their classic Lead Sails And Paper Anchor album. The final track ‘Super Hero’ even features M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath. You can hear the title track of the new record and another song, ‘Anger Left Behind’ and pre-order the album right now! Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold Forced To Cancel Tour With Prophets Of Rage

Avenged Sevenfold cancelled their previously announced tour with Prophets of Rage due to singer M. Shadows vocal injury. The injury requires Shadows to have surgery and undertake a regimen of “vocal rest” for three months. No word yet on whether the “End Of The World Tour” dates will be rescheduled. The tour also had planned to feature Three Days Grace as direct support.

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Avenged Sevenfold Is Working On New Music, May Record Later This year.

Only 15 months removed from the release of The Stage, and its expansive stream of singles, covers and a deluxe edition, Avenged Sevenfold is already plotting a course for a new album. Frontman M. Shadows indicated in an interview with ABC Radio that the band is in writing mode now, and gave a potential timeline for hitting the studio. Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold – Live At Pacific Coliseum

The formula for the perfect rock and roll show is a two-part deal. As long as the band brings the energy and the precisely choreographed showmanship, the fans will bring the head-banging, fist pumping and the singing your heart out on every word. That’s exactly what Avenged Sevenfold illustrated at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Saturday, February 17. Continue reading

Metal Hammer Publishes First New Issue Since Nearly Going Out Of Business

In a story we have followed closely at Ghost Cult, Metal Hammer has triumphantly published their first new issue since almost going out of business late last year. Metal Hammer #293 features a world exclusive interview with Ozzy Osbourne on the retirement of Black Sabbath, who recently completed their “The End” tour in Birmingham on February 1st. The interview was conducted by Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows.

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