Tag Archive for metal

notes from the coast: Saxon @ The Key Club, 9/28

For all the old school metal diehards out there, these lyrics need no introduction. For those who arn’t familiar, these are the opening lyrics to one of the greatest metal anthems ever, Denim and Leather, from one of metal’s greatest and most enduring legends, Saxon. One of the first of the original NWOBHM bands, Saxon have always been one of… Read more →

Phil Anselmo and friends throw DOWN w/ In Solitude: Summit Music Hall, 09/06/11

Phil Anselmo might be known as much for being an asshole as he is for bitch-slapping your eardrums with bands like (the legendary) Pantera, Arson Anthem and the super ‘southern sludge’ group, Down. Anselmo will be the first to admit he’s done and said some regrettable things in the past, sometimes he’ll say some new regrettable thing in that same… Read more →

The Power of the Riff 2011

The Power of the Riff kicked off its second year in L.A. with a line-up that would make anyone on the East Coast blind with envy. As if that full day assault of brutal hardcore, metal and crust wasn’t enough, Southern Lord brought their genre and generation crossing festival up the coast with stops in San Francisco and Seattle. Our… Read more →

Acephalix @ Blast-O-Mat + Interview

The clatter of the garage door rolling shut, the lights brought down to a dull blood red and the bald figure onstage beckoning us closer.  All nerves on the precipice of panic.  Beer buzz replaced by extreme claustrophobia.  This is Blast-O-Mat.  This is Acephalix. Just moments ago I was outside reflecting on teenage years in venues like this, consuming beer… Read more →

notes from the coast: another Scion Metal Matinee

I like the Roxy but two days in a row? Seriously? Well, there’s a couple of reasons for this. First, I’m kinda sick like that. And second, FREE SHOW BY SCION!! (whom I’m beginning to seriously love!) This time around I got to see Lightning Swords of Death, Saviours and Midnight. You might be asking yourself, “who??” And yes, you… Read more →