Posts Tagged ‘ metal ’

Metalliance on the Sunset Strip

April 17, 2011
Metalliance on the Sunset Strip

If there was one show I was sorry to have missed while in Asia, it was the Metalliance Tour at Summit Music Hall.  I don’t know anyone who made that show in Denver, but Genji (and Ian Mackaye) caught the House of Blues show on 4/5 and his review is like salt in the...
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Decibel bring Apostles of Darkness Tour to Hollywood

April 14, 2011
Decibel bring Apostles of Darkness Tour to Hollywood

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… On a slow Tuesday night in Hollywood, Decibel magazine decided to bring the Apostles of Darkness tour to the Key Club.  With a slew of bands on the bill including Lecherous Nocturne, Abigail Williams and Hate, this is one tour you should...
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Volbeat bring Heaven and Hell to Denver

April 14, 2011
Volbeat bring Heaven and Hell to Denver

While I was out running around SE Asia, my partner in ‘Mile High Metal crime’, Brian H, attended the Volbeat show at The Gothic Theatre.  What follows is Brian’s review of what sounds like an amazing performance from the ‘refuse to be catagorized’ Danish band. I will admit that I am a fairly recent...
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Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

March 21, 2011
Doom to Drone to Diversity: A Profile of Los Angeles Extreme Experimental Label, Southern Lord Records

The words ‘southern lord‘, accompanied by an image of a horned creature with a hook and a pentagram, can’t help but dispatch the mind to the fiery netherworld of the fallen one; the scapegoat for all that is vile, revolting and just plain evil in this world, including the unholy sounds of heavy metal...
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The Secret Steal the Show @ Echo/Echoplex, 03/13/11

March 16, 2011
The Secret Steal the Show @ Echo/Echoplex, 03/13/11

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… Sunday evening I was at the Echo/Echoplex here in LA for a double feature of metal, two separate shows for the price of one, separated only by a small staircase.  The late show which would feature Red...
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Scion Rock Fest 2011, Pomona, California

March 8, 2011
Scion Rock Fest 2011, Pomona, California

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… For the past few years Scion has done a wonderful job pandering to the young metal community with their free show series.  Have they actually sold more cars because of it?  Who knows, but certainly no metalheads...
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from the basement vol. 1

January 22, 2011
from the basement vol. 1

Slightly below the real world, in my real life, I work as a Sales Engineer for a software company.  My days are spent in a home office in my basement in Colorado.  This isn’t a windowless, dungeon type of basement as you can see by the photo above, but sometimes the music that escapes...
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Extreme Essentials: Missed Metal ’10

January 17, 2011
Extreme Essentials: Missed Metal ’10

Don’t be alarmed, this is not becoming a metal blog, but over these winter months when indie rock and hip-hop hibernate, extreme music comes alive.  Not only were some amazing metal albums released in the later part of 2010, but 15 days in, 2011 is shaping up to be a good year as well. ...
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‘sad dark hymns in the air, black’

January 15, 2011
‘sad dark hymns in the air, black’

Inquisition – Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (Hell’s Headbangers, 2011) Sticking to my new rule of listening to an album at least 5 times through before recommending, you can imagine my surprise when the first album of 2011 (released late-2010 in Latin America and Europe) to meet my self-imposed requirement was the...
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Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit

December 7, 2010
Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit

Agalloch – Marrow of the Spirit This is going to be the soundtrack of my winter.  Agalloch‘s new album of atmospheric black metal came at a perfect time in the year.  The dark comes early, the frost covers everything in the morning and there is the constant threat of a huge storm coming over...
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Dimmu Borgir: Darkness Reborn Denver

December 5, 2010
Dimmu Borgir: Darkness Reborn Denver

The Darkness Reborn Tour brought two Norweigen black metal bands to town; two bands I have been listening to a lot recently.  Enslaved’s excellent new album, Axioma Ethica Odini, has been on repeat since I downloaded it and Dimmu Borgir‘s Abrahadabra provided me with a gateway to their older material.  Out of all the...
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