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YouTube metal guy Rob Scallon has returned with a new video. This one is titled "Metal in Inappropriate Places," and while Scallon could have upped the ante slightly (how about a funeral or a colonoscopy?), I did enjoy the swing bit.

Now that Emmure has officially ended their long-standing feud with The Acacia Strain, they seem to have quickly replaced it with a new one involving Upon A Burning Body.

You may recall the stupid publicity stunt put forth by Upon A Burning Body to promote their new album? Well, Palmeri was asked about said stunt in a recent interview with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and called it "low class."

As noticed by ThePRP, Upon A Burning Body has now responded, albeit with the help of a fan, whose Tweets the band shared (i.e. Retweeted). You can seem them below. How long before Frankie Palmeri and UABB vocalist Danny Leal trade blows?

Upon A Burning Body vs. Emmure

UPDATE: Well, that was quick. Just before we posted this blog entry, Palmeri took to Twitter to explain that he has apologized to UABB. How anticlimactic! Oh well.

Rolling Stone published a photo yesterday of New York mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray watching California hardcore punk outfit Trash Talk perform during Brooklyn's Afropunk Fest this past weekend. It's one of those things you don't expect to see. I can't say that de Blasio looks particularly pleased. Confused perhaps? On the other hand, his wife looks enchanted!

Bill de Blasio watching Trash Talk
Rolling Stone: New York mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray watch L.A. hardcore crew Trash Talk, avoiding the mosh pit.

The Word Alive go hard

For those that don't keep up with social media, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) were televised Sunday night. The following day, website The Concourse posted isolated vocal tracks from the performances of both Taylor Swift and Beyonce. To what end we're not sure, other than to show that Swift lip-synced during portions of her performance while Beyonce did not (not exactly shocking).

Anyway, The Word Alive, seemingly feeling insecure about their live show, quickly took to Facebook (above) and Twitter (below) to point out they THEY don't lip sync, and THEY "go ten times harder" than Swift. I'm not sure why their posts annoyed me, but it did. Taylor Swift is a pop singer performing a dance routine on a nationally televised awards show, and she sang most of the song. The Word Alive are not pop singers (are they?) and they don't perform choreographed dance routines (do they?).

More importantly, how does The Word Alive go ten times harder than Taylor Swift? This isn't a rhetorical question. I really want to know. I've never seen them live, so I can only speculate. Please enlighten me. I just might have to check them out.

Prior to his band's recent set at Elbriot Festival in Hamburg, Germany, A Day To Remember guitarist Neil Westfall embarked upon a quest to become metal. Here's how it went down:

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