Saturday, Mar 2
"I Am Colossus" is both the title track of Meshuggah's 2012 album Koloss, and the mission statement of the Swedish metal group -- after all, their off-kilter polyrhythmic riffs and drums have influenced dozens of bands. Their sound is anchored by the fantastical ... More >>
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
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Brendon Small, Los Angeles-based mastermind of the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse, has many projects underway: in addition to overseeing the series' fourth season and voicing most of the main characters, he's preparing for the upcoming Dethklok tour by recording a new Dethklok album and cr ... More >>
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Ever heard about the guy at a party who overheard other guests talking about how much they enjoyed metal? And then about how he tried to fit in by mentioning ho ... More >>
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The members of Bereft describe their new band as "fun," despite the fact that the title of their debut album, Leichenhaus, comes from the German word for "mortuary" and there's a song called "Withered Efflorescence" on it.
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One of the biggest stories in metal this year is the revolving door for vocalists. Jesse Leach has returned to Killswitch Engage. Iced Earth played their fi ... More >>
Winds Of Plague[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
Everyone has that one friend with whom intelligent conversation is a strain. You'll never share you ... More >>
ExhumedAt Exhumed's Sunday night show absolutely nothing trendy, hip, or fashionable will be on display. Picking up where they left off after a five-year hiatus, the California deathgrind pioneers will headline at the Key Club in support of their comeback release All Guts, No Glory. That titl ... More >>
Steve ApplefordSlayer's Tom Araya
For Slayer's singer-bassist Tom Araya, thrash-metal has been a 30-year mission. On Saturday, his band joins Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth in Indio, California, for the Big 4 Fest - invading the site of Coachella while continuing a collaboration that began ... More >>
Christie BishopJonagold apple, minus first biteDid we agree to stop calling them gastropubs? Very well, they're no longer gastropubs. But what then do you call the small, food-serving ale joints around town, differing from one another less in intent than in degree of devotion to the hops-love ... More >>
Evil AlexCorrosion of Conformity's Mike Dean
Nothing beats a free show, especially in today's economy. Which is why both the Echo and the Echoplex were full to capacity on Sunday, for a 12 hour eclectic mix of metal artists such as grindcore innovators Repulsion, Southern California hardcor ... More >>
LinksWhoever said the best things in life are free never got gouged for parking in Hollywood. So suffice to say a couple of the best things tonight are ... convenient. Flying Lotus -- his acclaimed sophomore album "Cosmogramma" having just hit the shelves -- plays a 7 p.m. in-store at Amoeba. ... More >>