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Senior Editor of Revolver Magazine

Interview: Sepultura Frontman Derrick Green Talks About Writing Robot Sex Jams with His Funky R&B Group Maximum Hedrum

Interview: Sepultura Frontman Derrick Green Talks About Writing Robot Sex Jams with His Funky R&B Group Maximum Hedrum

Over the past 16 years, the Cleveland-born bellower Derrick Green has created an indelible image of himself in the minds of headbangers as the frontman of the long-running Brazilian metal squad Sepultura. To fans of the band, he’s a wide-eyed, gravel-throated totem, who looks entranced as he barks out classics like “Arise” and “Choke.” But […]

Drunken Masters, Misplaced Candy Bars and the Most Metal Moments From Last Night’s Californication

Drunken Masters, Misplaced Candy Bars and the Most Metal Moments From Last Night’s Californication

How does a show like Californication, whose current season has been steeped in the mythology of rock-and-roll hooliganism, recover from a less action-packed (though, at one point shocking) episode last week? In the case of last night’s episode, which bore the Joe Cocker–referencing title “Mad Dogs and Englishmen,” its fictional rock star Atticus Fetch (played […]

Review: Anthrax – Anthems

Review: Anthrax – Anthems

While thrashers Anthrax have written their fair share of headbanging classics, their biggest hits, at least on international radio, have been covers of songs by Public Enemy, Joe Jackson, and Trust. So recording a mostly covers EP (plus a remix of their own song “Crawl”) makes perfect sense, and Anthrax do it with gusto on […]

Crushed Feelings, “Slimy Sea Otters” and the Most Metal Moments From Last Night’s Californication

Crushed Feelings, “Slimy Sea Otters” and the Most Metal Moments From Last Night’s Californication

After watching Marilyn Manson snort narcotics and attempt to defile everyone loved by Californication character Hank Moody (actor David Duchovny) in last week’s episode, not to overlook some ill-fated lucha libre (or perhaps nacho libre) bathroom blowjobbery on the part of Moody’s agent Charlie Runkle (Evan Handler), this week’s episode seemed to lack punch. And […]

Marilyn Manson, Narcotics and the Most Metal Moments From Last Night’s Californication

Marilyn Manson, Narcotics and the Most Metal Moments From Last Night’s Californication

Last night’s episode of Californication was titled “The Dope Show,” and its star, unequivocally, was the self-proclaimed God of Fuck himself, Marilyn Manson. From the second the episode’s guest star lifted his pancaked-makeup face from his lines of coke, he controlled the episode. And for a season that has indulged sex, drugs and rock and […]

Interview: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Orion Fest, the Golden Gods and Getting Punched at a Black Flag Concert

Interview: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Orion Fest, the Golden Gods and Getting Punched at a Black Flag Concert

The legendary drummer looks back on violent hardcore shows and Kill ‘Em All, and ahead to a momentous year!

Snorting Ashes, the Mile-High Club, and the Most Metal Moments from Last Night’s Californication

Snorting Ashes, the Mile-High Club, and the Most Metal Moments from Last Night’s Californication

First things first, how great was it to watch an episode of Californication and not see actor Evan Handler, who plays the lovably defeated agent Charlie Runkle, bare-ass naked? Last night’s episode was titled “In the Clouds,” and all that clothed Runkle really did feel like a dream. Runkle’s “rock” jacket and experimentation with guyliner […]

The Most Metal Moments of Last Night’s Californication

The Most Metal Moments of Last Night’s Californication

What’s the best way to cure writer’s block? Well, if you’re Californication‘s decadence-obsessed ne’er-do-well author Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny, you drink heavily, visit your ex, hang out with your disgraced agent, go to rock star’s mansions, visit groupies muses in their topless native climes, and try to convince portly, falsetto-prone drug dealers to […]

The Most Metal Moments of Last Night’s Californication

The Most Metal Moments of Last Night’s Californication

“Hell Bent for Leather” is the title of this week’s Californication, and we learn quickly that it is meant as a double-entendre (not that it wasn’t for Judas Priest when Halford penned a song with that title in 1978). It all unfolds as the show’s lovably conniving agent Charlie Runkle, played by Evan Handler, tries […]

Review: Pissed Jeans – Honeys

Review: Pissed Jeans – Honeys

The only sweet thing about these extreme noise terrorists’ fourth record is its title. From the get-go, the quartet serves up a splendidly nauseating concoction of staticky overdriven guitars and vomited vox that owe some debt to hardcore, sludge and the harsh, gross-out, pigfuck sounds of the Jesus Lizard and Big Black. Although they’ve employed […]