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Sleep. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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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Tool at United Center
photo by Andrew Rothmund
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Tearing Across North America in Support of “Fear Inoculum,” Tool Wins Hearts of Diehard Fans (Live Report, Photos, and Setlist)

We caught the Tool tour in Chicago on Sunday night, an unforgettable stadium-size progressive rock experience.

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Oranssi Pazuzu
Oranssi Pazuzu. Photo credit: Andrew Rothmund
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Oranssi Pazuzu Now Touring the US, Soaking Crowds in a Kaleidoscope of Blackened Psychedelia

We caught the first stop of Oranssi Pazuzu's US tour in Chicago last Thursday. Mother of all that is holy, this band fucking rocks. Full report and show photos inside.

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Amon Amarth at Riviera Theatre
photo by Jon Rosenthal
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Amon Amarth, At The Gates, and Arch Enemy Sailed Into the Riviera (Live Report + Photos)

"A golden, horned helm which turns into a Viking longship? Be still my beating heart."

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Enforcer 3
Enforcer. Photo credit: Brian O'Neill
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Warbringer and Enforcer Thrash the Fillmore in Philadelphia (Live Report)

These two heavyweights combine forces to stir up crowds on their latest (and extensive) tour -- we caught the Philly set on Tuesday, and here's what we found out.

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