Tag Archive for metal

Cobalt

Cobalt. Hi-Dive. 09.24.16

Cobalt. Hi-Dive. 09.24.16 Back in 2012 I wrote an extensive profile on Profound Lore Records. It had been three years since Cobalt’s groundbreaking Gin had been released and Chris Bruni was confident the follow-up was on its way. “Phil has done his service in Iraq, which is great, so Cobalt will become a focus. They are currently writing the next full-length… Read more →

Myrkur

Myrkur. Gothic Theatre. 05.03.16

Myrkur. Gothic Theatre. 05.03.16 There is a certain beauty to black metal. That might sound ridiculous to those who have never gotten past the grotesque imagery that often surrounds the scene, but many black metal albums can be practically soothing in a repetitive, almost meditative way. Granted, there is a spectrum of styles within, but a lot of black metal… Read more →

Sunn1

Sunn O))). Gothic Theatre. 05.02.16

Sunn O))). Gothic Theatre. 05.02.16 Feeling alone in a room full of people is common among those with certain social conditions, but it’s not something usually associated with live music. Even when attending a concert solo, there is an obvious connection between performer and spectator. People don’t go to shows alone unless that connection exists. Last night was an exception… Read more →

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden. Pepsi Center. 04.13.16

Iron Maiden. Pepsi Center. 04.13.16 Iron Maiden defy imagination. They are timeless is every sense of the word. After over forty years in existence, their reach continues to extend to all corners of the Earth. While most heavy metal bands from the 80’s have long since retired, or morphed into something completely unrecognizable, the guys who were responsible for classics… Read more →

SK1

Slipknot. Lamb of God. Red Rocks. 08.19.15

Slipknot. Lamb of God. Red Rocks. 08.19.15 Slipknot closed the night with “Surfacing”, a ‘national anthem’ for outsiders around the world, and although the lyrics read like something scribbled in the journal of a disturbed teenager, it didn’t stop thousands of grown men (and some women) from screaming along with their fists in the air. “Fuck it all! Fuck this… Read more →

SM1

The End Times Tour. Red Rocks. 07.13.15

The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson. Red Rocks. 07.13.15 There is an image in my head of Billy Corgan standing on the stage at San Diego State’s Open Air Theatre in a dress. It’s Lollapolooza ’94 and Corgan looks like an angry vampire as he changes the words to “Disarm”. “I used to be a little girl!” he spits at… Read more →

Tsjuder

Maryland Deathfest XIII. Baltimore. May 2015

Maryland Deathfest XIII. Baltimore. May 2015 It’s been awhile since I’ve had a guest post. It’s also been awhile since I’ve covered a lot of extreme music. So I asked Genji to share his thoughts on MDF XIII. Reading his trip report really makes me wish I could’ve made it out. Oh well, it sounds like it just keeps getting better,… Read more →

Mastodon

The Missing Link Tour. Red Rocks. 05.03.15

The Missing Link Tour. Red Rocks. 05.03.15 It’s always amusing when someone claims they don’t like a certain genre of music. I understand not liking a band, or even an extreme subgenre like depressive black metal or horrorcore rap, but to say you don’t like country or metal or jazz just screams ignorance. That’s not to say I’m not guilty… Read more →