With the dog days approaching at a full sprint, releases have slowed up a bit. As always in metal, however, just because you haven’t heard of a band (or can’t pronounce their name) doesn’t mean they’re not killing it, so make sure to dig a little as August sets in. Who knows what unholy monster […]
Guys, I think we might have fucked up. For years we metalheads have fantasized about hell on earth. From the goat altars of satanic black metal to the fire-licked peaks of every tech-death album cover ever, we imagined an underworld ascended—a dark fantasy dragged into the light. Now that we are living it on a […]
My girlfriend had been laughing at me for three days. “I have never seen you this excited about anything in the entire time I’ve known you,” she said. And she was probably right. I was seeing Iron Maiden. High-school-me’s capital-B Band. Live. For the first time. At Madison Square Garden. I attend somewhere between 30 […]
More sickening news from the world at large this week. I love metal. My guess is you do too. But as we approach one of the 2016’s first serious AOTY contenders –and one not without its own ethical complications–let’s try to keep all this in perspective. We aren’t saving or taking lives here. We are […]
Welcome to fall release season, everyone. Just when you thought things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, we went and turned this roving carnival into a full-blown asylum. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.