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Jason Roche

Music Pick: Blackwater Holylight 

This Portland quintet uses ingredients from the psychedelic-doom cookbook and applies small doses of quirky indie-rock sensibility to concoct a hypnotic music b...

Music Pick: Zig Zags and The Well

Hermosa Beach record label RidingEasy Records has established itself as a haven for loud stoner-metal riffs since its 2013 formation. This line-up at Permanent ...

Music Pick: Soulfly

While Soulfly never attained the influential heights that band leader Max Cavalera reached with his prior work in Sepultura during that band’s glory days, there...

The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2019

This year was another reminder that the metal gods of yesteryear are indeed mortal. Slayer said goodbye to the touring grind. Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine is i...

Music Pick: Midnite Communion VI

Doom metal is a genre that is adept at achieving a strong balance between musical beauty and musical brutality. The annual Midnite Communion shows — now in thei...

Music Pick: Immolation

Two generations of high-end death metal powerhouses join forces for an evening of bludgeoning. New Yorkers Immolation just celebrated 30 years of death metal an...

Music Pick: Magic Circle

This Boston act is part of the new wave of bands flying the flag high for epic doom-laden heavy metal that is obsessed with the timeless inspirations of fantasy...