Tuesday, May 7
Five Stars Bar
Toronto bassist/vocalist Jason Decay was near the forefront of last decade's revival of classic metal sounds, with his previous band Goat Horn. With his current outfit Cauldron, the brand of thrash falls more on the melodic side, taking strong influence from t ... More >>
Opeth, Mastodon, and Ghost
Better than...being stuck in a Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.
We had a bit of trepidation about seeing Mastodon live last night. We've seen them put on a great show, we've seen them put on a lackluster show; you never know for sure which Mastodon yo ... More >>
Bereft's debut album, Leichenhaus, was released this week. Featuring members of Abysmal Dawn and Intronaut, and an ex-member of The Faceless, the group plays snail-paced doom-metal inspired by 90's U.K. acts like Paradise Lost and Anathema. Since it came out just this week, it is still too early to ... More >>
October 19, 2011
Better than... your buddy's band who tries to do the same thing but should really stop trying.
When you put the needle down on an Opeth record you get the urge to sit down in an oversized chair with a bottle of red wine. The Swedish pro ... More >>
Swedish occult-rockers GhostTrademarks such as death-growl vocals and vicious blast beat drumming have caused the term "heavy metal" to be associated in 2011 with the most guttural sounds that can be produced by mankind. It's very easy to forget that prior to the mid-1980s emergence of subgen ... More >>
Timothy NorrisThe 2010 LA Weekly poster children for LA Metal posing at Sunset Strip Music Festival
"THE" 10 best LA Metal shows of the year? How dare we? Alright--we're gonna go there. It wasn't easy but after a few hours rummaging through the desk drawer that finds my old drunkenly discard ... More >>
Not too long ago, Buff Monster was in Bristol, U.K., where his painting "Happy Pink Explosion" is now part of the City Museum and Art Gallery's permanent collection, working on a mural for the "Art from the New World" exhibition. Afterward, he traveled through London, Berlin and Paris, finding inspi ... More >>
By Phil Freeman
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random stran ... More >>