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Linda Leseman

We Try to Get Metalocalypse's Brendon Small to Do the Skwisgaar Voice

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 creating animations to accompany the......

Dave Mustaine's Advice for Starving Women in Africa: "Put a Plug in It"

Dave Mustaine is intense. His band Megadeth pairs oppositional forces -- aggressive, machine-gun rhythms with near-pop melodies -- and similarly Mustaine's personality seems a yin-yang contradiction of simmering rage and family values. On the road with the fourth Gigantour, which hits Gibson Amphitheatre tomorrow, February 24, Mustaine remains characteristically outspoken......

Fuck Guilty Pleasures: DragonForce Gives Power Metal a Good Name

Metal isn't supposed to be cheerful. Metal is supposed to be brootal. As a general rule, if it's not Van Halen's "Jump," it should not involve synthesizers. If lyrics don't tend toward evil, they should at least be depressing. Major keys should be used sparingly, at most. Vocal harmonies? Proceed......
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