17 days ago | Longform
More than a shredding guitar player, thundering drummer or even a guttural vocalist, Jose Mangin knows how to ensure the local metal community gets heard. On a recent Wednesday night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, the sounds of Satan echo from t...
2 months ago | Are you seeing what I'm seeing?
During the day and out of costume, internationally famous drag queen Trixie Mattel – also known as Brian Firkus- looks like any other 27-year-old redneck from Wisconsin. Sporting black overalls, a faded black muscle tee with a wolf on the front, f...
3 months ago | live review
Blackest of the Black (By the Minute Review) Oak Canyon Park (5/26-27/2017) Friday, May 26 (Day 1) 5:25 p.m. After dealing with yet typical Friday traffic, hundreds of Blackest of the Black attendees finally made it to the parking lot, where tailg...
5 months ago | community
Gaming has proven to extend well beyond the adolescent years for most diehards, often turning into a lifelong hobby, a comfortable fallback as a break from “adulting,” a profitable career choice and even a global network for eSports enthusiasts. e...
6 months ago | Metal
The recent Women’s March on Washington placed a global magnifying glass on women’s rights. One day before that historic march, the NAMM show in Anaheim hosted the fifth annual She Rocks Awards which pays tribute to female music industry leaders. W...
11 months ago | Music Festivals
Swedish vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt is a hero to the metal community for many different reasons, depending on who you talk to. As vocalist, he mastered the powerful yet articulated death metal vocal technique in...