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Sunn O))) on a Stage – Two Hours of Transmutation

You don’t write a report on a Sunn O))) show. You try to write about what is today a unique kind of performance by established musicians who, at one point, decided to do something different,

Incantation in Concert – Hell is Open for Tours

I’ve seen Incantation play live before – once at an open air in the Czech Republic, once in a big Vienna club while they were on tour with Bolt Thrower. The sheer, pure force that radiated from the

Dead Meadow Concert Report – Pausing On A Sunday Night

You ever get that feeling when you’re listening to music that it’s a vessel for shutting out the world, leaving you in transcendence to just be here with the music for a while? It’s a

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Are We Evil? Yes, please. Interview with Brian Tatler of Diamond Head

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal is today recognized as one of most influential musical movements in the heavy metal genre, a time in musical history set at the crossroads of 70s heavy metal

Mire Travar’s Best of 2015 So Long, and Thanks for All the Stinky Fish, 2015

I don’t know if it’s me, but this year’s best albums tend to put me in a deeply melancholic and often truly sad mode. I suppose it has something to do with the fact that

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Paradise Lost in Concert – The Plague Within Europe 2015

Paradise Lost needs very little introduction. They’re a band that has been on the scene long enough to release 14 albums and a near countless amount of EPs, singles and compilations, yet their line-up (outside of

Jex Thoth and the Temple of Doom – Concert Report

Doing this write-up proved to be a harder task than I imagined. Between the personal stuff I had going on and the absolute butt-load of work and volunteering, I’ve had this nagging itch about the Jex

I AM VALBORG – Q&A With the Versatile Mr. Toyka

Valborg is not your typical metal band. I know that in these times, it’s getting harder to define what a typical metal band would be, but we’ve still got some distinctions that make bands metal: •

An Interview with While Heaven Wept – A Look at the Oceans With Tom Phillips

Usually, this is the part where I’d write the intro to the article. This time, I’ll let this conversation between myself and Tom Phillips, one of the founding members of While Heaven Wept, speak for itself.

Malthusian Lurks from the Hengiform – New EP and Interview

You ever get that feeling that music takes you to a dark place? Of course you do, you’re metal fans. Some darkness comes from the blackest of metals, leaving you cold and alone (Katharsis, Ayat); some