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With 2011’s ‘Aesthetica’—and vocalist-guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s accompanying manifesto—Brooklyn black metal experimentalists Liturgy instantly became the most polarizing band in the genre. While the kvlt diehards dismissed Liturgy as pretentious poseurs, the indie crowd embraced them as artistic whiz kids. ‘The Ark Work’ will do absolutely nothing to change the situation. It’s considerably more difficult to […]
The Papa Roach tour bus has just rolled into San Antonio, where the band will play a festival at the Sunken Gardens Amphitheater alongside the likes of Buckcherry, Saliva, and Alter Bridge. Head Roach Jacoby Shaddix and his bandmates—guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance, and drummer Tony Palmero—will be debuting material from their forthcoming […]
Fusing Crowbar’s booming guitar tone and gruff vocal delivery with High on Fire’s relentless chug and the occasional Pantera groove, Oregon brain-blasters Lord Dying deliver a severe riff thunderstorm on their second album, the follow-up to 2013’s heralded ‘Summon the Faithless.’ Led by vocalist-guitarist Erik Olson, who saws off head-caving licks like a younger, more […]
Are yoga and meditation a threat to Christianity?
Nearly 20 years after the release of their melodic death-metal masterpiece, ‘Slaughter of the Soul,’ At the Gates delivered the rip-roaring comeback album they swore they’d never make. Exploding with razor-sharp riffage courtesy of the ever-prolific Björler twins (bassist Jonas is also in The Haunted; guitarist Anders used to be) and featuring an ambitious, multilayered […]
In just two years of existence, Richmond crossover punks Iron Reagan have cranked out two EPs and two albums for a grand total of over 60 songs. Granted, most of them are only about a minute long, but still, we’d be hard-pressed to name another band so prolific. Given that vocalist Tony Foresta and guitarist […]
Slash is a busy guy. Not only does he have a new album featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, ‘World on Fire,’ coming out September 15, but the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist also runs his own film production company, Slasher Films. We recently caught up with the top hatted one to see what horrors […]
It seems like you can’t go to a metal, hardcore, or metalcore show these days without spilling your drink on her. Her hooded eyelids and high cheekbones are emblazoned on T-shirts, hoodies, and patches from Seattle to Oslo. She haunts bars, record stores, skate shops, and shopping malls. She is no one in particular, and […]
Furious. Relentless. Punishing. These are the adjectives that come to mind as Belphegor’s 10th album blasts through the speakers. It’s the band’s first since vocalist-guitarist Helmuth contracted a typhus infection that almost killed him in 2011. To say that he and his Austrian black-death crew are back with a vengeance is an understatement at best, […]