Category: Devil’s Dozen

A Devil’s Dozen – Thin Lizzy

As a suburban kid raised on the one classic rock radio station in a mid-sized southern American city, I was bombarded daily with the same 45 songs on a never-ending shuffle. “Free Bird,” of course,

A Devil’s Dozen – Nile

I, too, am a man who dreams. At this stage of my life my dreams are not anymore ideas waiting to be unfulfilled. That’s because I’ve finally become the man I imagine I am. It’s

A Devil’s Dozen – Fates Warning

The story of Fates Warning spans decades and is complex in terms of music, musicians, genre definitions, and public perception. On a musician level, this is the story of Jim Matheos, guitarist, primary songwriter, and

A Devil’s Dozen – Ministry

Now that industrial icon Ministry has released its 14th full-length, AmeriKKKant, we thought it would be a good time to take a spin through the best moments of the band’s career. After all, half the

A Devil’s Dozen – My Dying Bride

Some are born sad, some achieve sadness, and some have sadness thrust upon them. In the case of West Yorkshire’s incurable sad sacks My Dying Bride, it could be that all three are true. Formed

A Devil’s Dozen – Mercyful Fate

You knew we wouldn’t leave you hanging for too long, yes? Halloween without King’s solo works would have been bad enough, but no Mercyful Fate? That’s like rock without the roll, a shot without the

A Devil’s Dozen – King Diamond

Last Rites has done 36 Devil’s Dozens over the course of precisely five years, and we’re just now finally getting to the indomitable King Diamond. I wish we had a serviceable excuse for our procrastination,

A Devil’s Dozen – W.A.S.P.

By 1996, I’d been listening to W.A.S.P. for about seven years. My first infection had come through one of those cheap compilation cassettes I loved so much back then. I’ve long forgotten which cassette, but