SPONSORED POST Some say you need more than a lifetime to experience all that New York has to offer. But sometimes, especially if you live there, you might occasionally get fed up with the hectic pace of life in the Big Apple and feel a sudden urge to escape, even if just for an afternoon […]
After several crazy weeks, things cool down on the release front this weekend—the last of July, in case you’ve been slacking on your summer metal binge and need a kick in the ass. As always, however, quality reigns over quantity, and in that respect, we are doing just fine once again.
Photo: Elrow in Ibiza, Spain It’s raining. It’s pouring. We’re stuck inside, and it’s BORING. Sure, this forecast is the pits, but it’s times like this that I’m reminded of the yins and yangs of life. After all, we wouldn’t know excitement if there was no calm, happiness if there was no sadness and sunshine […]
What do a fire breathing dragon, a pirate ship and Bassnectar all have in common? Aside from being collectively badass, you can also expect to see all three of these things at BangOn!NYC‘s Elements Music & Arts Festival on August 11th! What you won’t find there however is loud corporate presence or uncomfortable crowds. It’s a refreshing break […]
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
Now that we’re down to two teams — Go Croatia! Go France — the real World Cup excitement is upon us. The two remaining teams play each other this Sunday at 11am! Here are some places to watch. Check back for updates! Brooklyn Bowl will be showing the game and it will be an all […]
As we stumble, bleeding out and going septic, into our annual celebration of America, let This One Goes to Eleven provide the soundtrack to our geo-political angst. Hot dogs sold separately.
After a week off on wedding duty, I’m back ready to trade the Air Supply for, well, you’ll see… WHAT TO HEAR: Kicking us off this week are one of Brooklyn’s now longest-tenured USBM acts, Anicon, and their ripping new full length, Entropy Mantra (Vendetta Records). Anicon are still definitely Anicon—which means cascading, blast beat-driven […]
We have the first big summer release week on tap and I have show to prepare for, so let’s skip the pleasantries and dive in. Enjoy yourselves, folks.
It never really feels like summer until the Northside Festival rolls around, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the music portion runs from the 7th of June until the 10th and you can still pick up a badge, or pick up single-show tickets. We’re here, as usual, to try to sift through the 70+ shows available […]