When I saw this viral video the other week of the "most metal first dance at a wedding," I couldn't help but feel a little warm and fuzzy. The goth couple created a playlist that included song snippets from Grave Digger, Pantera, Devil Drive, Cannibal Corpse, Lamb of God and Rammstein.
Everything eventually turns into porn. Guitar porn--Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 is all about it--whiskey porn... well, regular porn. But recently, food porn has blown up. Which is great for me. You see, there are only a few things that I take voracious pleasure in consuming, and two of those indul ... More >>
By Alex Distefano I have been a heavy metal fan for over 50 percent of my existence on this planet. But when you're talking about the all-encompassing musical genre known as "heavy metal," you might as well be talking about something as infinitely complicated as the universe. It's that vast, and th ... More >>
Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>
Do not cross Miranda Lambert. You can go see her perform on Thursday at Desert Sky Pavilion, and you can listen to her music, you can probably even say you're a big fan, and you can go buy a T-shirt. But crossing her does not seem to be a good idea, if the subject matter of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, ... More >>
Hey ya, the weekend is here. So get off the couch and get to some shows, Phoenix. Maybe these shows: Our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend.
Max Cavalera of Soulfly is a very mellow speaker. His Brazilian accent is thick, and there's a lilting quality to the way he punctuates his sentences with phrases like "You know?" or "It's killer, man." He's buzzing about a lake house in unincorporated Phoenix, a second home in addition to his other ... More >>
As I type this, it's still 2012, but by the time we hit "publish" it'll be 2013. So I'll turn to the great poet, Kanye West, to sum it all up: "I'm livin' in the future so the presence is my past. My presence is the present, kiss my ass." That was 2012, welcome to 2013 -- here's our end of the year ... More >>
The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends. Enjoy -- and happy metal fuc ... More >>
2012 wasn't really a bad year for local hardcore and metal music, but there seemed to be more noteworthy demos circulating around than official releases. Now, I understand that the distinction between a demo and an official release is really just a matter of using the word "demo" to describe the r ... More >>
Converge @ Nile Theater| 10/30/12By Mike Bogumill When trying to describe to people unfamiliar with Converge what kind of event I went to last night, I was hesitant to use a phrase like "metal show" or "hardcore show". While metal and hardcore certainly influence all the bands that performed, none ... More >>
Quasi-political folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, a band that would be hard to take seriously, if not for the ballsy lyrical stylings displayed on songs like "American Tune" and "Joe Arpaio is a Punk," is hitting The Crescent Ballroom Sunday, November 18. If you've never heard them (unlikely if you' ... More >>
Tipped off from a friend over at Waved Rumor, we were alerted today that prominent music blog Brooklyn Vegan featured Phoenix's own Landmine Marathon as part of the blog's CMJ coverage. Well, kinda. Landmine didn't play as part of the official CMJ Music Marathon, but that didn't stop Brooklyn ... More >>
A lot of big indie shows -- but not big, big shows -- in last week's concert announcements. Lucero, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are coming to Rythm Room in May, as are Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. St. Vincent plays Modified on Sunday, May 31, which is right about when it'll be starti ... More >>
“You’ve got an interesting package in there,” our editorial assistant tells me, as I scoop up my usual daily stack of mailings. She tells me the receptionist actually opened it before they put it in my box to make sure the package was “okay.” As soon as I see the return address on the pac ... More >>
Here’s part two of New Times’ August 15th interview with Sacred Reich/Human Condition guitarist Wiley Arnett.
The Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums of 2006
Loving the smell
Feel the burn
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Brotherhood of the Bomb (Matador)
Unruh carries the bloodied flag of grindcore into the next millennium