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Spotlight On Local: Kelly Maglia: From Closet Metalhead To Metal Queen
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Kelly Maglia was a closet metalhead. Even though she grew up in Orange County, just miles from the bright lights of the Sunset Strip and was naturally musically talented, Maglia kept her love of metal under wraps. “It was more the circles that I ran in” Maglia explains, “I was very academic, very studious, and my parents were very not into metal so it felt like a very rebellious thing to be doing. Not a lot of my friends were into it except for my musician friends, so that’s how I got into it. Most of my closest friends were nerdy like me, and I didn’t want to admit to them that I was listening to this music.”

As Maglia grew older, she decided to pursue her love of music becoming classically trained in vocals, piano, and clarinet. She also studied musical theater, theory, and composition and minored in dance. At the same time, Maglia, who was also interested in art and fashion, was being asked to design dance costumes for her sister and her sister’s friends, all of whom were dancers. When she emerged from college she had a degree in music and drama, but she didn’t know what to do with it. When her sister approached her about turning her costume designing hobby into a business, it seemed like a practical step.

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Massive Metal Monday: Disfear “Get It Off”
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Disfear is a Swedish heavy metal/crust punk supergroup. The band, which has been active off and on since the early ’90s, includes members of At The Gates and Entombed. Their most recent release was the 2008 masterpiece Live the Storm, which was produced and engineered by Converge mastermind Kurt Ballou.

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Exclusive Album Stream: Burials & Exhausted Prayer Split
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Ladies and gentlemen, have we got a treat for you this week! Geeks of Doom is very proud to offer up the exclusive album stream of the new split release from Burials and Exhausted Prayer. These two west coast bands are among the most exciting and innovative in the metal underground today. Listen here below!

Burials hails from Portland, Oregon, and has evolved over the course of the last eight years from a fairly straight metallic hardcore band into its current amalgam of black metal, death metal, thrash, hardcore, and progressive rock.

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Massive Metal Monday: Kreator “Gods of Violence” Video (NSFW)
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German thrash titan Kreator is set to kick off 2017 in epic fashion with the release of its fourteenth studio album Gods of Violence. The album arrives January 27th via the Nuclear Blast label and is the follow up to 2012’s excellent Phantom Antichrist.

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Black Metal Friday: Terra “Apotheosis”
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Terra is a three-piece, atmospheric, black metal band hailing from Cambridge, England. Their sound, while unique in its own right, is also reminiscent of bands like Wolves In The Throne Room, Ash Borer, and Alter of Plagues. Their 2015 self-titled debut album was met by widespread critical praise, landing them on many critics’ year end “best of” lists.

Now Terra is set to release its highly anticipated follow-up and, let me tell you, I’ve heard it and there is definitely no sophomore slump here! The record is titled Mors Secunda and it hits the streets next Friday December 9, 2016.

We here at GoD are very proud to present a sneak peak at the record right here below in the form of the track “Apotheosis.”

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