Serial Killer Culture, Revisited
I just returned from Whitechapel, in London, where Jack the Ripper launched the "autumn of terror" in 1888.
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Destruction heads to the Dirty Dog in Austin - Saturday, March 29
German thrash originators Destruction are heading back to Texas in support of their latest release, Spiritual Genocide .
5 essential classics on Amazon MP3's March is Metal sale
March is a good month if you're a fan of heavy metal music as Amazon.com has once again started its "March is Metal" promotional sale .
A Piano Concerto Doubleheader, and Beethoven to the Max
In an all-Beethoven concert Friday night at Overture Hall that should go down as one of the great memories of an already compelling year in Madison, Yefim Bronfman made something visible that it can only be hoped all could see and appreciate.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Heavy Lowdown: NY Death Fest II adds to line-up, weekend shows and more
This week ran a little slow as the music industry geared up for the clusterfuck that is SXSW , but it saw some notable developments anyhow.
Carnifex: Die Without Hope [Reviews]
Released: Mar 7, 2014 Genre: Deathcore, Death Metal Label: Nuclear Blast Number Of Tracks: 10 After a year-long hiatus, Carnifex comes back to deliver balls-to-the-wall power in their music, and it's just as awesome as it is inaccessible.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
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Five bands that kept on rockin' with replacement singers
Today, Queen with Adam Lambert announced a new tour that includes a pair of Vegas dates on July 5 and 6 at The Joint at the Hard Rock.
Brawn, bosom and blood
It's not deep, but Rise Of An Empire, the quasi-sequel to 300, isn't short on hyper-stylised violence and eye candy In the absence of Gerard Butler, we thankfully have Eva Green.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
"I Never Personally Said That I Created the Death Grunt"
"The annals of Black Metal are fraught with violence," intone Michael Moynihan and Didrik Sderlind at the beginning of their 1998 history Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground , "exploding in both self-administered suicidal shotgun blasts and cold-blooded, knife-blade murders.
Sargeist - "The Shunned Angel"
Compared to neighboring Norway and Sweden, the Finish black metal scene is relatively small, yet vital, and its roots run deep: Seminal bands like Beherit, Archgoat, and Impaled Nazarene date back to 1989-'90 and are responsible for some of the genre's defining work.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Named Top Nirvana Song By Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone Magazine has revealed that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" has been ranked the number one Nirvana song of all time in their recent poll of the grunge icons' catalogue.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Rockers On TV: Top 13 Rockstar Cameos [Columns]
Rockstars tend to be a versatile bunch, meaning they're no strangers to stepping out of the music domain.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Michael Shuman of QOTSA Listen to Queens Of The Stone Age on iHeartRadio Photo: Rob Fenn
On the road... Where MUSIC Lives founder and photographer Rob Fenn shot Queens of the Stone Age last week at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
CD review: Philly's Trenchrot deliver the disease on 'Necronomic Warfare'
Anytime you read the words "old school" in an album review you tend to get an involuntary grimace and a twitch in your eye.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Hear Jeffertitti's Nile Cover Bessie Smith's 'Blue...
Jeffertitti's Nile pride themselves on being fluent in "Transcendental Space-Punk Doo Wop," a self-coined categorization that frees the Los Angeles oddballs up to cover any kind of territory they so desire.
REVIEW : Toxic Holocaust / Exhumed
Relapse Records is a very formidable label supporting underground extreme metal acts with an impressive alumni list and tonight they present London with two of their most popular artists A- blackened thrashers Toxic Holocaust and gore metallers Exhumed in a co-headlining effort.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Metal Cats Book Sees Metal Musicians Pose With Their Pets [News]
Metal dudes love cats. Don't believe us? Well, " Metal Cats ," the new book from photographer Alexandra Crockett is proof.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Should People Stop Filming Concerts With Their Phones?
Back when you wanted to tape a concert, you usually had to sneak in a bulky VHS camera, or a tape recorder, and the quality could be very dodgy at best.
Dark Lord Day and Chicago Craft Beer Week set the dates for 2014
This year's Dark Lord looks like a shift in motif from death metal album cover to blacklight Indian posters.
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Like a Rolling Stone
I was introduced to The Rolling Stones at a young age by my Uncle Bob -- he had a record collection I could flip through for hours .