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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fans (Live Report, Photos, and Setlist)
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.