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Opeth at Riviera
Opeth. Photo credit: Sara Schroeder
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Opeth & Graveyard at The Riviera (Live Review + Photos)

Two titans bring their own brands of psychedelic and progressive rock to Chicago's Riviera.

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lamb of god
Lamb of God. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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Lamb of God, Forever Invincible, Totally Nail Their Most Intimate Performance in Years (Randy Blythe Interview + Show Photos)

We caught Lamb of God's super-special Valentine's Day show at Chicago's House of Vans, a small skatepark warehouse dwarfed by the stadiums the band has been accustomed to. We also had the pleasure of speaking with frontman Randy Blythe before the set.

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Mortiis
Mortiis. Photo credit: Zak Kiernan
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Mortiis, TOMB, and Magick Potion Bewitched Chicago (Live Review + Photos)

The dungeon synth overlord, a ritualized industrial black metal troupe, and power ambient duo cast spells on Reggie's Rock Club this past January 25th.

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Heilung
Heilung. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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Heilung Absolutely Packed Chicago’s Riviera Theater Last Night (Live Review + Photos)

The band's tour seems to be going extremely well; last night's show in Chicago sold out, and the performance was top-notch, but over-cramped venue conditions led to some grumpy fans.

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Sleep
Sleep. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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Sleep Christens the Dawn of Legal Weed in Illinois (Live Review + Photos, Chicago)

New Year's Eve in Chicago couldn't have been better (or hazier): legendary stoner doomers Sleep danked up Chicago's Thalia Hall on New Year's Eve, complete with a hotboxing astronaut at midnight.

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Cattle Decapitation
Cattle Decapitation. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Vitriol, Gigan, and Immortal Bird @ Metro in Chicago (Live Review + Photos)

We caught one of the year's strongest lineups in Chicago where each band delivered full-force badassery in their own respective styles -- photos and set reviews inside.

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Electric Wizard
Electric Wizard. Photo credit: Tashina Byrd
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Electric Wizard and Midnight @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia (Live Review + Photos)

The stoner doom masters lay thick fog over Philly as Midnight joins them in giving praise to metal's undying spirit; photos and live review inside.

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Bell Witch
Bell Witch. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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Bell Witch Dooms Chicago’s Thalia Hall; Then, Mono Blesses It (Live Review)

We caught the Mono tour on its stop in Chicago featuring none other than doom duo Bell Witch; photos and live report inside.

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Iron Kingdom. Photo credit: Tashina Byrd
Iron Kingdom. Photo credit: Tashina Byrd
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Live Review: Iron Kingdom + Built from Chaos @ The Tusk, Philadelphia (Photos)

The fiery traditional metal of Iron Kingdom set our hair alight; the groove and bombast of Built from Chaos had heated things up plenty beforehand.

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King Diamond at Kings Theatre
photo by Mathieu Bredeau
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King Diamond, Uncle Acid, and Idle Hands @ Kings Theatre (Photos)

King Diamond's tour preceding his new album "The Institute" is underway.

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