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Review: Mutilation Rites — Harbinger

Review: Mutilation Rites — Harbinger

While many black-metal bands try hard to sound frostbitten, the second release from Mutilation Rites comes in blazing hot. Building on the sound of 2012’s scathing ‘Empyrean,’ the quartet has created a record that is both engrossing and mean, a satisfying mixture of methodical dark sorcery and not giving a fuck. Menacing guitar harmonies and […]

Live Report: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate in New York City

Live Report: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate in New York City

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Live Report: Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem in New York City

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Final Six: Slayer at the Golden Gods Edition

Final Six: Slayer at the Golden Gods Edition

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Live Report: Slayer at Madison Square Garden

Live Report: Slayer at Madison Square Garden

Author, vocalist, and all-around metal dude Chris Krovatin looks back on one heavy night.

Photo by Courtney McCutcheon

Interview: Autopsy Main Man Chris Reifert Talks Art, Atmosphere, and Other Disgusting Things

By Chris Krovatin Chris Reifert, drummer and vocalist of Autopsy, is not a simple man. On the one hand, Autopsy have released The Headless Ritual, one of their greatest albums and certainly their most vicious in years, to thundering approval and rabid praise. On the other hand, on the phone, Reifert is beyond chill, an […]

Review: Motörhead — Aftershock

Review: Motörhead — Aftershock

Reviewing a Motörhead album is like reviewing a cheeseburger—unless something truly awful has happened, it will at the very worst be pretty damn good. What makes Motörhead so powerful is that they’ve never deviated too far from the formula of kickass rock and roll with whiskey-soaked swagger and massive sack. Such is Aftershock, an album […]

Final Six: Tom versus Tom!

Final Six: Tom versus Tom!

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

Read the novelist and metal musician’s tribute to the fallen Slayer guitarist

Live Report: The Metal Alliance Tour, with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, in New York City

Live Report: The Metal Alliance Tour, with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, in New York City

Contributing writer Chris Krovatin checks out the Metal Alliance tour on 4/20 and lives to tell the tale!