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.
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.
King Diamond, Uncle Acid, and Idle Hands @ Kings Theatre (Photos)
King Diamond's tour preceding his new album "The Institute" is underway.
Having a Nice Life with Dan and Tim of Have a Nice Life (Interview)
We exchanged with Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga of the emotive, shoegazing project Have a Nice Life whose latest full-length "Sea of Worry" hits shelves tomorrow.
Tearing Across North America in Support of “Fear Inoculum,” Tool Wins Hearts of Diehard Fa…
We caught the Tool tour in Chicago on Sunday night, an unforgettable stadium-size progressive rock experience.
Godhead’s Lament: 20 Years of Opeth’s “Still Life,” an Interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt
It's here: the 20th anniversary of Opeth's "Still Life," a quintessential progressive death metal masterpiece. We talked with Mikael Åkerfeldt at length and reflected on the sounds which would become metal history.
Oranssi Pazuzu Now Touring the US, Soaking Crowds in a Kaleidoscope of Blackened Psychedel…
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.
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."
Lingua Ignota’s Musical Performance is Sheer Performance Art (Philly Live Report)
We caught the Lingua Ignota show in Philadelphia on Tuesday -- project mastermind Kristin Hayter follows few (if any) conventions in her esoteric and moving performance.
Live Report: False, Dumal, and Sonja @ Kung Fu Necktie (Philly)
Last Friday ripped us to shreds: the big riffs of Sonja, the sawing rawness of Dumal, and the outright savagery of False whose latest album made waves.