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Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony

Review: Fleshgod Apocalypse – Agony

For many years, Italy has been of questionable metal cred. Though they produce big-name goth-rock acts (Lacuna Coil), baroque power-metal wizards (Rhapsody), and the occasional filthy underdweller (Necrodeath), Italy has never yielded a truly brilliant extreme-metal band—until now. Fleshgod Apocalypse create crushing brutal death metal laced with sweeping orchestrals and pained wailing vocals, and Agony, […]

Electric Wizard's 'Torquemada '71'

Heavy Metal Cocktail Hour, No. 3: Electric Wizard’s “Torquemada ’71″

Contributing writer Chris “Pear Vodka” 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 New York metal band Flaming Tusk. Many people call Chris an alcoholic. He prefers the term “mixologist.” Join him as he makes […]

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Times in Human History

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Times in Human History

Chris “Slacks” 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 pain in everyone’s collective […]

Immortal's 'Norden On Fire'

Heavy-Metal Cocktail Hour, No. 2: Immortal’s “Norden On Fire”

Contributing writer Chris “Potable” 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 New York metal band Flaming Tusk. Many people call Chris an alcoholic. He prefers the term “mixologist.” Join him as he makes a […]

A Fried Alive

Heavy-Metal Cocktail Hour, No. 1: Coroner’s ‘Fried Alive’

Contributing writer Chris “Black Jellybean” 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 New York metal band Flaming Tusk. Many people call Chris an alcoholic. He prefers the term “mixologist.” Join him as he […]

Final Six: The Six Metal Albums/Non-Metal Albums Everyone Should Own

Final Six: The Six Metal Albums/Non-Metal Albums Everyone Should Own

Chris “scurvy dog” 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 pain in everyone’s […]

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Plays

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Plays

Trust me: If it’s done right, theater is awesome.

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Things About the Zombie Apocalypse

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Things About the Zombie Apocalypse

Chris “Lazarus OMG” 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 pain in everyone’s […]

Live Report: Deicide at  Gramercy Theatre, February 21

Live Report: Deicide at Gramercy Theatre, February 21

Chris “Shinsplints” 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 […]

Live Report: Immortal at the Gramercy Theater, February 19

Live Report: Immortal at the Gramercy Theater, February 19

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. […]