Posts Tagged ‘ metal ’

‘felt like a solid ghost’

October 7, 2013
RFBFE

Back in December of last year I threatened to shut down this blog, or give it a break at the very least, and although certain aspects of life have gotten in the way of regular updates, I have somehow found time to keep it alive. I might not go to quite as many shows...
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Danzig. Ogden Theatre. 04.19.13

April 21, 2013
danzig_25_flyer

After standing around for over an hour, listening to some drunk dude yell “MOTHER” over and over and over again, only to be disappointed by an aborted set at Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2011, I swore I would never buy a ticket to see Danzig again. Glenn could take his “Legacy”, soak it...
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‘they lead nowhere': Recommended Release 08.12

August 26, 2012
deadcandance_anastrasis

August has been one of the most disappointing months of new music in recent memory.  I literally had a hard time finding even one album I could recommend in good conscience.  Sure, there was that comeback Redd Kross album, that 2 hour opus from Swans, that Ash Borer album, and that debut from Jessie...
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Iron Maiden. Comfort Dental Amphitheater. 08.13.12

August 14, 2012
Iron Maiden. Comfort Dental Amphitheater. 08.13.12

Reverb just posted a behind-the-scenes look into Psychopathic Records' "The Gathering of the Juggalos" festival that took place in rural Illinois this past week. While browsing through the black & white photos, I went through a series of emotions -- curiosity, apprehension, horror, repulsion, and even a little respect for those people who...
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‘percolate the mind': Recommended Releases 06.12

July 1, 2012
Fiona-Apple

The first half of June was spent working on the mid-year review, so there wasn’t quite as much time for new music.  That being said, there are still quite a few recommendations from this month — a month dominated by metal and female vocalists, including one incredible metal album with a female vocalist.  And...
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Profound Lore Scion A/V Showcase Download

June 19, 2012
Profound Lore Scion A/V Showcase Download

Over the past few years Profound Lore has solidified itself as a primary tastemaker in the underground of extreme music.   2011 proved to be a banner year for the one-man Canadian label, and 2012 shows no signs of slowing down.  Not long after we posted our in-depth profile on the label, Profound Lore teamed...
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notes from the road: Genji’s Maryland Death Files

June 4, 2012
notes from the road: Genji’s Maryland Death Files

The Maryland Deathfest. It’s the biggest extreme metal festival we have here in the US so for many bands around the world looking to make a splash in the states this is usually their first and best starting point. And on the tenth anniversary of the Deathfest, the organizers really put out a top...
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‘opposite of bullshit': Recommended Releases 05.12

May 31, 2012
Mike

May was almost overwhelming in its presentation of new music.  Not only were there countless new releases, I also took the time to catch up on some of the metal I had been missing out on, making this a heavy month in recommendations.  And as much as I hate grouping these into posts like...
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‘cure my ills': Recommended Releases 04.12

April 27, 2012
‘cure my ills': Recommended Releases 04.12

April was a good month for music, but it did provide a lull in what has been an incredible start to the new year. That being said, there are still quite a few albums worth checking out, and as much as I hate grouping recommendations into posts like this, other aspects of life are...
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notes from the coast: Scion Profound Lore Fest 03.31.12

April 9, 2012
notes from the coast: Scion Profound Lore Fest 03.31.12

When we wrote the profile on Profound Lore Records earlier this year, one of questions I posed to Chris Bruni was ‘ever thought of doing anything like the Power of the Riff shows that happened on the West Coast this year?’  His answer, in summary, was he would like to do it if he...
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notes from the coast: Prong. Viper Room. 03.22.12

April 4, 2012
notes from the coast: Prong. Viper Room. 03.22.12

One of my favorite metal albums from the ‘Great American Metal Drought’ of the 90’s was Cleansing by the highly underrated NY crossover kings, Prong.  I’m a huge Tommy Victor fan, love his guitar tone, love his riffs and love his passion. The guy is a meat and potatoes metal warrior and whether he...
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