Something is Waiting, Armored Assault, and Cloud Cruiser Ushered in Chicago’s Forever Deaf Fest IV (Live Report, 1/19/2023)
The festival's fourth iteration comes this weekend to Beat Kitchen, and the pre-party at Live Wire Lounge set the tone: loudness in all its forms.
“Without Love, This Doesn’t Exist”: Amplifest Weekend Two Unites Experimenters and Collaborators
The second weekend of Amplifest brought fascinating collaborations and spellbinding creativity, plus performances by Sumac, Deafheaven, Liturgy, and more.
Iron Maiden Continue the Legacy of the Beast at United Center 10/5/2022 (Live Review + Photos)
An Iron Maiden show is a thrilling adventure, a nostalgic blast, and a reminder of just how powerful the band is live. We caught them in Chicago last week with Within Temptation - here's a detailed review and tons of photos.
Epic Deli Serves Up Metal: Having Kittens, It Is Dead, Barren Heir, and Waterfall King 10/8/2022 (Photos, Interview)
We stopped at McHenry's Epic Deli for a nourishing show of everything from post-metal to crossover thrash-check out a live report and read an interview with Adam Thorsness (Barren Heir, Thieves, Bovice)
Symphony of Destruction: Megadeth Live in Hershey, PA (Photos)
Megadeth hit Pennsylvania last weekend as part of a mostly rock-focused tour bill - check out photos from Hersheypark Stadium here.
Metal Shoebox #6: Trevor Van Hook of Putrescine
Trevor Van Hook of San Diego death metallers Putrescine tells us about some of his favorite kicks and crucial album pairings.
Ich Will Feuer: Rammstein at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA 9/9/2022 (Live Report + Photo Essay)
Read a detailed report on the band's recent show in Massachusetts and check out a ton of photos.
Holy Fawn, Astronoid, and LaMacchia Brought Thoughtful Heavy Noise to Saint Vitus, 9/10/2022 (Live Report + Photos)
Hot on the release of their album "Dimensional Bleed," Arizona "loud heavy pretty noises" group Holy Fawn hit Saint Vitus Bar in NYC last Saturday with some other strange, heavy bands as support. Read about the show and check out photos.
Perturbator and HEALTH Brought Noisy Medication to NYC – Win Tickets for Chicago 9/12 (Live Report)
The atypical electronic-meets-heavy metal act joined forces with two other acts fusing heavy music and electronic music at Irving Plaza - HEALTH and Street Sects. Check out photos here, and we're giving away tickets to the Chicago date on Monday, too.
Slaughtering the Soul, Flesh, and Expectations: At the Gates, Municipal Waste, and Enforced at Union Transfer Philadelphia 8/28/2022 (Live Report + Photos)
The Swedish melodic death metal band played through their classic album "Slaughter of the Soul" as part of their recent tour set, supported by a pair of powerhouse acts. Check out photos and read more here.