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The 2014 Gift Guide for Metalheads

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Vinyl Revival

While vinyl records are making a comeback, you can use them for more than just listening pleasure. Designed and cut with precision, these vinyl record clocks represents the energy, logos, name or concept of different heavy metal bands. Here are two of my favorites:

Crop Shop
"For those about to rock".... Crop Shop's AC/DC vinyl record clock.

Crop Shop has some unique, intricate designs for bands like AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Manowar and Arch Enemy, while Second Spin Vinyl Record Designs has a more straight-forward take on hailing bands like Led Zep, Pink Floyd, KISS, Hendrix, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, and others.

Tickets to the World's Loudest Month

Nothing says "I love you" like a ticket or two to the world's loudest month. Created by AEG Live, Danny Wimmer Presents and RockHouse Presents, The World's Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in April and May. In 2014, these eight concerts attracted more than 368,000 fans and 150 bands -- only a testament to the nation's hunger for heavy music.

The 2015 World's Loudest Month festival dates and locations are as follows:

Monster Energy Fort Rock: April 25 in Fort Myers, FL

Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville: April 25 & 26 in Jacksonville, FL

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion: May 2 & 3 in Concord, NC

Northern Invasion: May 9 in Somerset, WI

Rock On The Range: May 15, 16 & 17 in Columbus, OH

Rocklahoma: May 22, 23 & 24 in Pryor, OK

River City Rockfest: May 24 in San Antonio, TX

RockFest: May 30 in Kansas City, MO

With so many choices you're bound to find one near you. I'm personally most excited for Rock On the Range, which will host Slipknot, Judas Priest, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Anthrax, Periphery, and more than 50 other acts.

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