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  • Sunday, March 1 Black Sheep Wall Los Globos This Los Angeles act changes up the sludgy dirge of stoner-doom metal on their newest album, I’m Going to Kill Myself, by injecting angular chord structures from the post-hardcore template. The paint-str...

  • 13 days ago

    There exist few bands in any genre putting out relevant albums that stand against their efforts from decades prior. Napalm Death helped birth the chaotic grindcore genre with their 1987 debut, Scum. Their newest album, Apex Predator — Ea...

  • 23 days ago | Metal

    Eduardo Ramirez, the mastermind behind local black metal outfit Volahn, rolls into Vacation Vinyl in Silver Lake, exhausted from putting together a large package containing 400 cassettes of his new album, Aq'ab'al. The package is on its way to Ger...

  • 1 month ago | Metal

    Ozzy Osborne’s post-Sabbath debut, 1980’s Blizzard of Ozz, established him as a solo force to be reckoned with. But receiving almost as many accolades were the blistering guitar histrionics of Los Angeles phenom Randy Rhoads. Osborne had recruited...

  • 1 month ago | Metal

    Monday, February 2 Unpure Five Star Bar From 1995 to 2004, this Swedish black metal act engaged in pursuits of pure musical blasphemy, most notably on their 1995 self-titled debut and 2004’s World Collapse. Intermittent activity in the years since...

  • 1 month ago

    Bullet belts and leather jackets will be flying at this show co-headlined by two newer bands that worship at the altars of classic metal acts such as Iron Maiden and Diamond Head. Local boys Night Demon have just released their first proper album,...