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Full metal junket: music tourism hits right note with fans

Numbers going overseas for music events are soaring Three thousand heavy metal fans disembarking from a cruise ship in Invergordon, imagine that, says Olaf Furniss, the founder of consultancy Music Tourist. Music cruises are one of the interesting growth areas of music tourism. There has been a boom; it is a real development of the last few years. Furniss is referring to the phenomenon that was the More than 90bn audio streams were listened to by British music fans last year but Furnisss three-year-old consultancy, which focuses on closer collaboration…

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This Puzzle Box Forged Entirely From Metal is Incredible

Coffer is an ambitious project by metalsmith Seth Gould that took 2 years to complete. Made from wrought iron, pure iron, steel and brass; every piece of this puzzle box was handmade by Gould down to the screws and springs. Gould, who received his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing Design, began working on the Coffer during the first year of his residency at the Penland School of Craft. In the wonderfully shot film below by Jesse Beecher, you can see just how exquisite this puzzle box truly is. For a…

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‘Columbine destroyed my entire career’: Marilyn Manson on the perils of being the lord of darkness

He has been called an emissary of Satan and falsely blamed for one of the most notorious shootings in US history. But the singer has never been afraid of outrage. Is that really an excuse, though, to flick our interviewers testicles? It is while discussing the difference between his stage persona and his day-to-day life that Marilyn Manson leans over and flicks me in the testicles. This comes as quite a surprise: I have encountered a lot of unusual things as a journalist, but have thus far managed to get…

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