Category: Devil’s Dozen

A Devil’s Dozen – Scorpions

The rock ‘n’ roll business is an unforgiving beast. I don’t know the specific statistics, but it’s obvious that the vast majority of bands see very little success. Among those who do, the shelf-life of

A Devil’s Dozen – Dismember

As was often the case 30+ years ago, it was a record store that served as a linchpin for what would eventually become one of death metal’s most significant evolutions. Sure, a heap of credit

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