Black Sabbath

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    TONIGHT: Songhammer Plays Outside Blizzcon, We Sit Down With 'Em for a Bit

    When we last checked in with Songhammer, the IE-based duo had just released their epic music video for "Death Is on the Way." That video went on to win Blizzard's talent contest at the 2013 Blizzcon, and now the band is back to compete again. Before the competition begins this weekend, we caught up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Prog Metal Bands

    Progressive Metal, unlike other sub genres of heavy metal borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarity. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The Weekly Throws Special Party For Andrew Youssef This Sunday!

    Rarely does the staff of ths infernal rag need an excuse to have a good time. But when it comes to celebrate one of our own, you can bet we show up, and we party. That's the plan this Sunday, Nov. 3, as we come together for a special gathering in honor of Andrew Youssef, beloved Weekly concert photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The 10 Geekiest Metal Bands of All Time

    By: Adam Steininger Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Revolver Golden Gods Awards - Club Nokia - May 2, 2013

    Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Five Worst British Import Bands

    ​ By: Gavin Cleaver While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Metal but Were Afraid to Ask

    By: Jason RocheThe dark themes and strikingly gory album covers are one thing, but what makes metal inaccessible to many is its bounty of subgenres,from black to death to thrash, to say nothing of death 'n roll and pornogrind. Which is why, below, we've compiled metal's most popular subgenres into o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Royal Thunder See Strength in Numbers

    Royal Thunder are currently dealing with a stalker. In the Atlanta band's case, the culprit isn't a human being they could press charges against, but rather a trio of numbers that has long followed them into the strangest corners. "Right before we left on tour, I had to go get a tag for the van. My ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012

    Royal Thunder See Strength in Numbers

    Or at least a really spooky trend

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Johnny Ramone's Autobio to be Released, Eight Years Later (Plus, Five Other Essential Rock Bios)

    ​Yesterday, news of the long-awaited Johnny Ramone autobiography finally broke and is scheduled to be released this spring. It's hard to believe, but Johnny died in September 2004 and somehow his memoirs are being released now. It should be interesting to read what the iconic guitar's true thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Ten Vegetarian Musicians with an Open Invite to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner

    ​I gotta be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving.On the one hand, it's my vegetarian anniversary. I gave up meat on Thanksgiving 1997, which, for all you math failures, means this year marks the 14th Thanksgiving in a row since I've eaten meat. For that, I am excited and proud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    A Brief History of Great Guitarists with Less Digits

    Django Reinhardt​This Friday and Saturday evening at Segerstrom Hall, guitarist Dorado Schmitt will present an evening dedicated to Django Reinhardt.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Album Attack: Fugazi's 13 Songs at The Prospector Saturday Night

    David Thornton​Album Attack, Fugazi's 13 SongsOctober 15, 2011The ProspectorAs has become the custom in Long Beach, a hodgepodge-supergroup of local musicians took the stage at The Prospector on Saturday to play through an influential indie album in its entirety. In the spotlight this month--Fug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Girl Talk at Fox Theater Friday Night

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here!Girl TalkMarch 19, 2011Fox TheaterGirl Talk's sold out show at the Fox Theater was one massive dance party, '90s MTV spring break style, with hundreds of college-aged kids grinding on each other and balloons and giant beach balls filled with confett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Friday Double Feature: Faded Paper Figures and School of Rock All-Stars at the Glass House

    ​With the weekend fast upon us, the Glass House is preparing to maximize their Friday show schedule. Kicking off tomorrow afternoon with a benefit concert for Haiti from the School of Rock All-Stars (just like kids from that Jack Black movie, only better), the Pomona venue hosts a celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2010

    Railroad to Alaska at Gypsy Lounge, Lake Forest

    Danielle BacherRailroad to Alaska get rowdyThe Hype: Rising from Midway City, Railroad to Alaska are rowdy and unpredictable. After listening to LuckyBearClawDoom, the band's expertly crafted EP released in February, it's easy to understand why singer/ guitarist Justin Suitor might feel so much p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Release the Sounds: Meet the Meatbats by Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats

    ​ For the average mortal musician, the idea of playing drums for eclectic funk megastars The Red Hot Chili Peppers would be more than sufficient. In fact who could imagine wanting to do anything else with your time? The answer: the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that's who. Though Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Last Night: Buckethead at the Anaheim House of Blues

    Not even the comfort of an ice cold beer was enough to curb the blazing body heat that filled the rafters of last night's Buckethead show at the House of Blues. Then again, a wall to wall turnout for one of rock-n-roll's most mysterious guitar gods should probably be expected. After all, it's one of ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 6, 2008
  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Locals Only

    Costumed in Doom: Repeater, Forcefield ON, Maritime Academy Scare Up Covers for Helloween

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Free the Robots, Detroit Bar (Busywork), September 26, 2007

    Click the photo for more snaps from the show. I had absurdly high expectations for Free the Robots' OC live debut—and, knock me over with a feather, those expectations were exceeded. That experience is so rare, I'd almost forgotten what it feels like. Seeing Free the Robots (SanTana impresario/mu ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    The Big Con

    Out of the basement and into the spotlight, Comic-Con 2007 is the place to be

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    For Those About to Schlock . . .

    KNAC/DC supply the metal, you shout at the devil

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2007

    R.I.P. Mark St. John, ex-Kiss Guitarist

    Reader Pat O'Connor called this morning to inform us that former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died of a cerebral hemorrhage April 5. He was 51. St. John's death has received little attention in Orange County media, but it has been reported by Billboard's website, Reuters,, Wikipedia, and o ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Locals Only

    Fu Manchu as loud and proud as ever

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    February 8, 2007



  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Cuzz Yore So Sweet

    Dec. 21-Dec. 28 Get Out! Nightlife and More

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Sabbath Was the Blob

    Get Out! Nightlife and more: Nov. 30 - Dec. 7

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Tonight @ Detroit: Totimoshi / Fu Manchu

    Buck Owens is Black Sabbath and Totimoshi knows why: distinctive guitar tone and songs about Satan make a boy from Bakersfield do good, and Totimoshi guitarist Tony Aguilar learned the necessary lessons from both. Central Valley-raised—where he grew up on country/western as much as rock & ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 29 - July 6: Handjobdrugscum

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Get Out!

    Party's Over!

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Guitar Song

    Pearls and Brass: An American band

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Get Out!

    Kill them all

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Monster Mash

    Five hits from Hell

  • Unknown

    September 15, 2005

    Get a Little Weird

    This week in nightlife and more
    Sept. 15 - Sept. 22

  • Unknown

    June 30, 2005

    Oh, Dread

    Nightlife and more: June 30-July 7

  • Features

    April 1, 2004

    Iron Man

    How To Make A Million DollarsThe Slow Way

  • Features

    October 30, 2003

    Killing Them Loudly

    When Tributes Attack

  • Columns

    June 5, 2003
  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    The Process of Weeding Out

    The Black Flag that even Black Flag hated

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Judas Priest!?

    The key, of course, is opera

  • Features

    December 13, 2001

    Chaos Magick

    Instagons not just a band. Its the end of music as we know it

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Eric Blair

    Professional makeup artist, host of cable-access TV show Blairing Out With Eric Blair

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Hippie week!

    Love! Peace! Naivete!

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Notes From the Revolucion

    The futura is now

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