In the anime film Paprika, a man’s dreams are invaded by a parade of moving inanimate objects, toys, and cartoon characters. This stampede of nonsense causes him to jump out of a window. The concept isn’t entirely new—H.P. Lovecraft always had people defenestrate themselves rather than facing the horrors of their minds—but it’s rare that [...]
Meet Juliet. She is 8 years old, Australian, and has written this incredible hardcore song. Produced by Robert Sharpe, the video shows her love of her dog, Robert, and her pet fish. So, without further ado, in her words, “Let’s open up this pit!!” Tell us what you think of it in the comments.
An idea exists that metalheads don’t like to read, that we’re too busy pounding brewskis and sacrificing housecats to Satan to enjoy a good book, or that our stimuli-raped brains can’t take in media more intelligent than Robocop.
Chris “Weird Biker” Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. 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 freelance writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured [...]
The metal Christmas thing has always felt a little forced. Sure, at heart the holiday is really just a mass of old pagan traditions shaped by the church and Coca-Cola into a family-friendly cheer-fest, but draping a bunch of holly garlands on some skulls and spikes rarely makes it much better. However, if there’s band [...]
The latest release by Austrian Death Machine, the Schwarzenegger-themed death-metal side project of As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis, is their first festive release since 2008’s A Very Brutal Christmas EP, Jingle All the Way takes the joke one step further, with each of its three tracks taking on an aspect of Ahh-nold’s 1996 holiday [...]
It’s respectable to try something new in an established field. To do otherwise is to defer to comfort, and there’s nothing bold about that. Which is why it’s impossible to hate Miami prog-death metallers Cynic. With both their vocoder-heavy 1993 debut Focus and their spacey 2008 comeback record Traced in Air, Cynic have stretched the [...]
Chris Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. 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 a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. [...]
Interview: Former Pantera and Down Bassist Rex Brown on His New Band, Kill Devil Hill, and Upcoming Book
Read what he has to say about collaborating with Vinnie Appice, and his relationship with Phil and Vinnie.
For many metalheads, the definition of “deathcore” seems allusive, save that it’s a form of death metal that has perhaps one too many breakdowns. Whitechapel are a shining example of the triviality of such subgenre definitions. On their Recorrupted EP, the Knoxville sextet (three guitarists, oy) blast through one original track, two remixes, an acoustic [...]