We may be speeding headlong into the groupthink purgatory that is list season, but don’t worry, because there’s still plenty of fresh produce to go around…for now.
The dog days are here and the release slate proves it, so let’s keep this brief so we can all get out there and enjoy what’s left of summer.
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.
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.
Call it the Maryland Deathfest hangover or call it an aberration, but it’s a slightly thin slate for the defacto opening release week of summer. Don’t worry, though, there’s still enough new stuff to go around, and if that doesn’t scratch the itch, a show or two always will. WHAT TO HEAR: Over the past […]
The intro tank is on empty this week and has been for awhile, so let’s just dive straight into the craziness.
Nothing pithy or illuminating to say this week, just more metal. Not that anyone’s complaining… WHAT TO HEAR: At the vanguard of this week’s releases are Harakiri For The Sky and their sweeping fourth full-length, Arson (Art of Propaganda). Widely regarded as one of the most redeemable post-black-metal acts in the infinite yawning maw of […]
Plenty of diamonds in the rough this week, so grab the canary and hop a mine cart headed down.
We’re all familiar with the ghost stories of NYC venues past. CBGB gets co-opted by John Varvatos — CBGB-ish peddler of Billy Joe Armstrong-approved looks and wares. North 6th is snatched up and scrubbed down by Bowery Presents and Ticketmaster’s hamster-powered server farm. 285 Kent and DBA finally slip into Murdoch’s yawning cultural detritus, with […]
Few things on this baking trash heap we call earth are more “metal” than a Friday the 13th, and we (OK, me) here at This One Goes To Eleven are embracing that cliche with our first showcase in over a year. Spearheaded by Pittsburgh doom-core heathens, Slaves BC (who released one of the finest debuts […]