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Interview: After the Burial's Anthony Notarmaso Discusses Passing of Guitarist Justin Lowe

Interview: After the Burial’s Anthony Notarmaso Discusses Passing of Guitarist Justin Lowe

“We just didn’t want whatever defeated him to defeat us as well.”

Interview: Candiria Gives Update from the Studio

Interview: Candiria Gives Update from the Studio

The following article is from Revolver’s Apr/May 2016 issue. It is on newsstands now and available for purchase in our webstore. by Chris Krovatin Few bands represent the Big Apple like Candiria. While their unique blend of hardcore, prog and death metal defies logic, it also exudes a sense of creative vitality. But despite the […]

Review: American Head Charge – Tango Umbrella

Review: American Head Charge – Tango Umbrella

A decade after the release of their last full-length album, American Head Charge has returned to bring chugging NWOAHM back to the masses. But while the Minneapolis sextet reach for the stars on ‘Tango Umbrella,’ incorporating elements of nu-metal, industrial, and grunge into the mix, the result doesn’t always hit the mark. Tracks like “Sacred” […]

Review: Ketzer – Starless

Review: Ketzer – Starless

For years, Ketzer have held the thrash torch passed on by fellow countrymen Sodom and Destruction, but ‘Starless’ sees the band exchange their old school riffs for a strung-out black metal tone in the vein of Vreid and Watain. On tracks like “When Milk Runs Dry” and “Count to Ten” this shift in sound proves […]

Interview: Fleshgod Apocalypse's Tommaso Riccardi Gives Update from the Studio

Interview: Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Tommaso Riccardi Gives Update from the Studio

The following article is from Revolver’s December 2015 issue. It is on newsstands now and available for purchase in our webstore. by Chris Krovatin Brutal death metal and opera are two genres that require significant discipline to master. So if you’re Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse, combining both in clinical blasts of sonic mayhem, you’ve got your […]

Interview: Phil Anselmo on King Diamond, Housecore Horror Fest, and What's Wrong with Scary Movies Today

Interview: Phil Anselmo on King Diamond, Housecore Horror Fest, and What’s Wrong with Scary Movies Today

by Chris Krovatin I’m nervous about talking to Phil Anselmo. Having interviewed almost all of my metal idols already, I should be hardened to any sense of celebrity or awe, right? But I’m nervous. Not only am I talking to the man who will always be the great metal frontman of my generation, but I’m […]

Interview: Vision of Disorder's Tim Williams Gives Update from the Studio

Interview: Vision of Disorder’s Tim Williams Gives Update from the Studio

The following article is from Revolver’s October/November 2015 issue. It is on newsstands now and available for purchase in our webstore. by Chris Krovatin For some bands, a laid-back studio experience is a godsend. For Vision of Disorder, it’s a curse (pun intended). “We learned our lesson on the last record,” says frontman Tim Williams […]

Review: Extinction A.D. – Faithkiller

Review: Extinction A.D. – Faithkiller

Rather than ape the hardcore punk of their former band This Is Hell, the four dudes in Extinction A.D. decided to go full-bore thrash. ‘Faithkiller’ is an awesome tribute to the genre— roaring gang vocals, blazing solos, stomping breakdowns. At times, it’s almost too perfect a distillation and begs for something unique to set it […]

Interview: We Came as Romans Talk Taylor Swift Cover

Interview: We Came as Romans Talk Taylor Swift Cover

The following is an excerpt from Revolver’s August/September issue–which is on newsstands now and available for purchase in our webstore. Here,We Came as Romans vocalist Dave Stephens talks the groups’ chugging cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” off of Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6. by Chris Krovatin REVOLVER Alright, we have to […]

Live Report: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Live Report: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Chris Krovatin is the author of Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and the Gravediggers series. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and a good-natured pain in everyone’s ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.     Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival featuring Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy […]