Andrew Miller

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  • 6 years ago | Music News

    Death metal ain't for everyone. But Decrepit Birth makes a good case for being the perfect gateway through which the metal-phobic could enter the darkened realm — provided that the prospective listener could overlook that scary-sounding name...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Cradle of Filth scaled back their twisted-burlesque spectacle on the Thornography tour, which, combined with the record's unseemly catchiness, led to some dismayingly unfreakish sets. But the British metal provocateurs reverted to harsh thrash on ...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    The longest-running rivalry in modern metal pits Mushroomhead against Slipknot, a conflict that continues its inexorable march toward some sort of Wrestle­mania resolution. The feud started back in 1999, when Mushroomhead accused Slipknot of s...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Shai Hulud debuted with 1997's Profound Hatred of Man, and judging by this year's Misanthropy Pure, they haven't exactly altered their lyrical approach. The group hasn't really tinkered with its sound, either, but metalcore has changed significant...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Merging heavy metal's satanic symbol with love's shorthand icon, the heartagram ranks among modern music's most popular designs. "The symbol is better known than the actual music of our band," says H.I.M. singer Ville Valo, who invented the emblem...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    The cover of Kreator's Live Kreation depicts a solemn ghoul playing the intestines of a bound, disemboweled victim with a bow. Album artwork doesn't get much more aesthetically appropriate. Dating back more than two decades, this German quartet st...

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