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Forty-three years after singlehandedly inventing heavy metal, Black Sabbath are set to release 13, next week, their 19th studio album, and first to feature the (mostly) original lineup of Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Ozzy Osbourne since 1978's Never Say Die ... More >>
If you count Black Sabbath's 1970 self-titled debut as heavy metal's birth, the genre is now over 40. It can no longer be called a fad. It can have adult children, and it can run for president. (Insert "presidental metal of freedom" joke here).
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Sat. Sept 8
Devin Townsend, Katatonia, and Paradise Lost
El Rey Theatre
Talk about a stacked lineup. Devin Townsend has calmed down since his days fronting angry industrial thrash titans Strapping Young Lad, but he still fucking rocks in the live solo setting. Swedish melodic doomsters Katatonia we ... More >>
From the film Zabriskie PointSee also: What To Do This New Year's Eve
With a galactic alignment and Mayan prophecy fulfillment on the horizon -- not to mention the Aquarian dawning -- 2012 is poised to be a pretty cosmic year.
So as you embrace your turquoised-out, biker hippie wizard love ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins will be contributing a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Friday and make sure to tune ... More >>
Over the Top
Eyes open and ears bleeding, Phil Freeman loads up on the year's best metal.
This year was such a good one for heavy music, we wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. We just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of ca ... More >>
View live photos in the "Metallica Thrashes Stubb's" slideshow. On Friday afternoon, the four members of arguably the world's most famous heavy metal band flew into Austin, Texas, from San Francisco to promote a new music video game called "Guitar Hero Metallica." For the press conference, they set ... More >>