A lot of monumental things in metal this year. Some of them involved actual music. Many did not. In honor of the year's end, we gave our notebook a good shaking to help us remember the most important stuff.
Top 20 L.A. Metal Albums of All Time
-Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was jailed for a mo ... More >>
Lamb of God with In Flames, Hatebreed and Sylosis
Better than... a candy sack full of strychnine-soaked raisins wrapped in razor-blades.
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*Top 20 L.A. Metal Albums
*Randy Blythe, Ahead of His Manslaughter Trial, Talks About Losing a ... More >>
Monday, October 29
The Monolators, et al.
In a week already oozing with Halloween events, this particular Monday oozes very competitively with four decades of alt-classics via five much-loved local bands. Most intriguing is the warhorse indie-pop band Monolators' Bee Gees set. Will they do ... More >>
Fri, Oct 5
The Viper Room
Pasadena's Gypsyhawk deftly blend metallic guitars and fantasy/science-obsessed lyrics with a rock and roll boogie swagger. On the group's new album Revelry & Resilience, the raspy shouts of bassist/vocalist Eric Harris and the blistering yet warm solos of guitar ... More >>
Randy Blythe, lead singer of Richmond, Virginia-based heavy metal band Lamb of God, spent most of the summer in prison in the Czech Republic. It happened due to a strange series of events culminating in late June, when he arrived in Prague to play a show. There, he was arrested by Czech police for t ... More >>
*Everything You Wanted to Know About Metal but Were Afraid to Ask
*Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records
What is "brocore," you ask? Well, brocore bands are usually white guys wearing baggy clothing and, often, gauged earrings. Their screamed lyrics are aggressive or brooding, and they tend to pace, ... More >>