Aaron Burgess

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  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Although fans of his multiplatinum vehicles Tool and A Perfect Circle like to paint him as an arcane, poetry-drunk, Jim Morrison-esque frontman, Maynard James Keenan is one puerile sonofabitch at heart; and with Puscifer, his long-in-the-making so...

  • 8 years ago | Local Wire

    Any time you try to encapsulate a nearly 40-year-old genre in a four-CD boxed set, you're going to end up with some holes. With The Heavy Metal Box, Rhino has done a fair job of mapping metal's 1968-1991 evolution, from the fuzzed-out proto-metal ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Where its higher-profile tour mates and pop-punk counterparts Simple Plan and Good Charlotte have coupled their massive record sales with face time in the spotlight, Ohio's Relient K has taken a subtler route to the top, remaining virtually facele...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    As much as Kittie benefited from the late-'90s nü-metal explosion, they were always one smart step removed from it: From the scrappy, Hole-via-Cannibal Corpse death-grunge of 1999's Spit, to the Pantera-style bludgeoning of 2001's Oracle, to ...

  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    Seattle singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes has long been uncomfortable with critical responses to her music as dark, lonely, and deeply depressed; instead (as she's taken to saying), she plays "spooky American music." This may seem like a minor semanti...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    The pioneering British gore-metal band Carcass may've disbanded in 1995, but its legacy has never been stronger. In fact, not content merely to borrow from the masters, an entire new subgenre of unashamed copycat bands has arisen in Carcass' wake,...

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