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  • 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

    June 25, 2014

    Strung Out Revisit Their Old Albums Before Releasing a New One

    When asked for his thoughts on Strung Out's heyday in the 1990s, the first word Jason Cruz uses to describe the decade is "weird." Fundamentally, there wasn't anything especially bizarre about the decade of Simpson, Lewinsky, Jordan and Titanic, but when you consider the vocalist's unusual life expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    How Eighteen Visions Became The OC Metal Band Known For Inventing "Fashioncore"

    By: John Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman Like it or not, the history of the OC metal scene owes a lot to the phrase "guyliner," specifically a subgenre dubbed Metalcore that reared its head in the early 2000s. Brought forth by musicians who mixed Iron Maiden guitar chops with brutal break downs and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    MusInk Days 2 & 3 - OC Fairgrounds - March 9-10, 2013

    MusInk Days 2&3 OC Fairground March 9-10, 2013 The art of ink slinging took over OC this weekend as the sixth annual, three-day Musink Festival came the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, in what was turned out to be a 72-hour celebration of body art(including tattoos and piercings), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    War Beast Front Man Bruce Corbitt Remembers a Fallen Thrasher

    On Dec. 14, 2012, tragedy struck the world of heavy metal once again, as thrash metal guitarist Mike Scaccia, from the Texas old school thrash metal band Rigor Mortis (then later Ministry) passed away at the age of 47, while on stage, doing what he loved with his band. Scaccia may not be a househol ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Skate-Punk Veterans Strung Out Spend Some Time With Nostalgia

    The band pay homage to the records that earned them fame before they make a new one

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Neil Diamond - Honda Center - 8/21/12

    Neil Diamond Honda Center 8/21/12 See Also: *Kiss and Motley Crue at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Iron Maiden at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *Aerosmith at Hollywood Bowl Neil Diamond is farther ahead of the curve than you realize. At the tender young age of 71, Diamond has his own Twitter (417 ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Wreckin' Katz Will Slap the Shit Out of You

    [Locals Only] Led by a fiery, upright bassist, the band bring thrash and flash to the psychobilly scene

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Locals Only: Wreckin' Katz Are An Upright Psychobilly Brigade

    Aesthetically, Wreckin' Katz are easily pegged as a psychobilly squad. They take pride in their textbook, greaser-punk exterior: tight black jeans; big, studded belts; sleeveless vests; and tatted-up arms.They pen lyrics about lost sanity and burning stuff. Musically, however, you'd better be ready ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Hal Sparks: Comedian, Actor...Rockstar?

    You may know Hal Sparks as a guy who can bring the funny as a stand-up comic, TV personality, and film actor. But few know him as the lead singer and axe man in an alternative metal band (I know! We didn't either!). This Friday (June 15th), Hal is busting out his the eye liner and shredding skills f ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    Concerts Sprawling With Sound

    [Summer Guide 2012] The perfect aural schedule for your OC summer

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Smashing Pumpkins at the Wiltern

    ​Smashing PumpkinsOctober 6th, 2011The WilternClick here to see more photos.When bands kick off a tour they are often rusty and display jitters of nervousness. Smashing Pumpkins displayed neither of those traits as they ignited the Wiltern with a two hour twenty-one song set ripe with deep cuts, f ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    Thrice Are Family Guys

    After nearly two years of both tragedy and triumph on the home front, Irvine's favorite post-hardcore band work it all out with their new album, 'Major/Minor'

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    3hree Things: Major League Baseball Players Have Horrible Taste In Music

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -Stapp​Major ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Danzig at the Grove Last Night​DanzigNov. 20, 2010The Grove of AnaheimWhether you're on team Misfits or team Danzig, you've got to admire Glenn Danzig's energy and presence after all these decades. Though his jet black, shoulder-length hair is thinner and there's an undeniable bald spot on the back of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Strange but True: Bigfoot Sighting in Costa Mesa

    Derek Bahn The reclusive artist Bigfoot puts on a happy face.   Once I manage to park my car and look around, the Hurley ​ Space parking lot in Costa Mesa looks more like a tailgate party than an art opening.Alterna-types (black clothes, odd facial hair, lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Bullet For My Valentine at the Grove of Anaheim

    Andrew Youssef​The Hype: Armed with their latest album Fever, Bullet For My Valentine made a stop at the Grove of Anaheim for a sold-out show. Chiodos, Airbourne and Arcanium were packaged together as openers to span the different genres of metal to widen the overall appeal of the tour. The second ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Long Beach Trio Bella Novela Are Ready to Blow Up

    [Locals Only] Band specialize in indie-metal anthems with cinematic flair

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Atreyu and the Used at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: Metalcore titans the Used and Atreyu co-headlined two very sold out shows at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Friday and Saturday. Atreyu definitely had the home field advantage and probably could have sold out both nights alone, so I wasn't going to be surprised if a portion of the crowd wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Ratt on Saturday at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: With massive rock geek fest NAMM in town, the House of Blues Anaheim wisely booked 1980s glam metal faves Ratt. In case you missed the memo, the San Diego band (or at least that's where they formed back in the '70s) is gearing up for the release of Infestation, their first album in over ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
  • Culture

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Shred Cred: You wanted the best—you got the best: Guitar Hero III

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Cherub Rock

    A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Lullabies for the Deranged

    Wallow in the mire of the years best scuzz rock

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Osama's Gun

    How to not build bin Ladens AK-47 without even trying

  • Unknown

    June 16, 2005

    Tell Me Im Bad

    Nightlife and more: June 16-23

  • Music

    April 1, 2004
  • Features

    January 1, 2004

    Cruelty to an Animal

    The Year in Mickey Mouses 75th birthday

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Road Ready

    Smelling fresh and clean with Death By Stereo

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Bad Catholic Boys

    Avenged Sevenfold are angry and tortured, kinda

  • Features

    November 14, 2002

    Stalking Josefina Lopez

    Fourteen years ago, the creator of Real Women Have Curves dumped my ass

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Irony Maiden

    Tyranis: Heavy metal. Put that with an exclamation point

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Judas Priest!?

    The key, of course, is opera

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Such Nice Boys!

    Suddenly famous, the guys in Lit figure out how to mix high-octane success with being as nice as they ever were

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    More Meat

    A musical diet rich in Protein actually tempers testosterone

  • Music

    April 29, 1999