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Metal and Hardcore

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Haster Gathers a Storm of Hard Rock Potential

    By: Rachael Mattice Bad weather is rarely something we have to deal with in sun-laden OC. But after getting stuck in the middle of a severe downpour on a drive to San Diego, Huntington Beach native David Heida knew "Haster"--meaning a violent rainstorm--would be a perfect name for his budding alte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Last Shot: Fatigue 1 Andrew 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Black Sabbath

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 10 Straight Edge Bands of All Time, According to a Straight Edge Dude

    No matter how you view straight edge or straightedge bands, it's an undeniable part of punk culture. The idea of opting out of a life with drinking, drugs, and promiscuous sex has raised a lot of questions, and draws a long standing line in the sand for many in the punk community. The straight edge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Last Shot: Meeting Meshuggah

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Jim Breuer's Top Five Head Banging Heavy Metal Classics

    Jim Breuer, a beloved comic and heavy metal connoisseur, has entertained us with immortal SNL characters (Goat Boy!), cult classic films we can't seem to get enough of, and through his laugh out loud hilarious stand-up comedy. But it's high time we hear about something new in Breuer Land. Well peeps ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013
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    April 2, 2013

    Five '70s Metal Bands Who Are Better Than Black Sabbath

    By: Nicholas PellOk, we get it. You like Sabbath. Everyone does. But there's a whole big world out there of '70s metal bands that goes beyond Sabbath -- even beyond Sir Lord Baltimore, if you can believe that. The '70s offered so much in the way of doom-and-gloom heaviness that it's criminal so many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Dillinger Escape Plan Talk About Sneaking Into OC to Record New Album

    By the time you read this, most of The Dillinger Escape Plan will be back home on the East Coast, settling down for the holidays with lady friends and family members. But for the last two months, members of the legendary mathcore/metal band have been living under the radar behind the Orange Curtai ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012

    Municipal Waste Are the Funnest (and Most Disturbing) in All of Thrash Metal

    The band prove that bloody entrails and hellfire guitar riffs can actually be a light-hearted combination

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Suicide Silence Seek Donations For Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund

    Days after Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker died in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach, the band have launched a memorial fund to provide assistance to the family of the late singer. All proceeds donated to the official Mitch Lucker Memorial Fund will go towards the education of Lucker's fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Oderus Urungus of GWAR Says the Presidential Election Should Be Decided With Gladiatorial Combat

    By: Alex DistefanoIt has been nearly 30 Earth years since the infamous, killer mutant heavy metal space creatures known as GWAR first visited this planet. Anyone who has ever had blood and entrails splattered on them at one of their shows knows that life on this planet has never been the same since. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Top 10 Most Unreadable Metal Band Logos

    By Alee Karim Once upon a time, extreme metal bands opted to contort their logos into the most stylized mutations possible as a way to visually represent their music, and as a proud testament to the obscurity of their appeal. But by now it's all become a bad joke, and you're likelier to find the slu ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012

    Wise-Cracking Weedeater Mix Humor and Headbanging

    The North Carolina band enjoy evil music without all the pretention

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 14-6

    14. Reel Big FishZany, wacky, ska-rooted (though they rock harder now) Reel Big Fish elevate self-deprecation to an art form, thanks to a malcontent lead singer in Aaron Barrett, who beats you to the punch with peppy lyrics like "I'll never be anything, anything at all." He lays down these anti-What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Epicenter - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - September 22, 2012

    Epicenter Verizon Wireless Amphitheater September 22, 2012 See Also: *Deftones Interview with Chino Moreno *Deftones at Fox Theater in Pomona *The Five Best Shows in OC This Weekend Unseasonably warm temperatures fittingly provided earthquake weather for the Epicenter Festival at Verizon Wireless ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    TNT

    Orange County Fairgrounds

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    June 28, 2012

    Damage Inc.

    House of Blues

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    March 1, 2012

    Cromwell

    Slidebar

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Drummer Floyd 'Bud' Gaugh Quits Sublime With Rome

    [Mental Notes] Plus, 'Slayer Bob' lights up your holidays

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Slayer Light Show: Because Your Holidays Could Use a Good Headbanging

    ​It's the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is crisp, everybody's slurping from that mug of good cheer, lights twinkle, and Christmas carols soothe your five o'clock drive. Sick of all that, Scrooge? Good news. Your neighbor has set his holiday light show to Slayer. "Slayer Bob, ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 27, 2011
  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Jerry Only Brings the Misfits Back From the Grave

    Thirty years later, he says their legacy is just beginning.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Guns N' Roses Touring for the First Time in Five Years

    ​For some reason, Guns N' Roses announcing they are going to tour isn't irritating at all. For their first major U.S. tour in five years, the group, which really is only Axl Rose and an all-new band, will play more than 30 concerts starting Oct. 28.

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    September 1, 2011

    L.A. Guns

    Galaxy Theatre

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Move Like Music' by Move Like Music

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Five Ridiculous Music Lawsuits to Top David Byrne's

    ​ David Byrne celebrated a legal victory this week against former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who used Byrne's song Road To Nowhere in a campaign last year without permission. Along with pocketing an undisclosed sum of cash, Byrne's victory led to Crist releasing a stammering, videotaped apo ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    February 16, 2011

    WTF: Former Iron Maiden Singer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Aled Thomas​WTF:Perhaps this week's post is a more pathetic cautionary tale than a bonafied WTF. In any event, it demonstrates that iconic stars everywhere might benefit from the stern benefactoring of MASH's own Mike Farrell, who once consulted fallen stars on how to manage their fortunes. 

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Avenged Sevenfold and A Perfect Circle Headlining Rock on the Range

    Avenged Sevenfold​OC-based Avenged Sevenfold and drummer Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle will be headlining the hard-rock music fest Rock on the Range. The 5th annual celebration will be held on May 21 and May 22 at the Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio. It will commence early Friday evening with ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Motorhead

    House of Blues

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    December 30, 2010

    Bitter End

    Chain Reaction

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    December 16, 2010

    December Decimation

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Gama Bomb Talk Thrash Fashion, 
George Fucking Orwell, and a Comic Book-Inspired Concept Record

    Earache Records​Gama Bomb is hell-bent on having fun. The band from Newry, Ireland, happily bangs out frenetic '80s-style thrash while tapping into their geeky side without a care. The pop culture worship of "We Respect You" off Tales from the Grave (available as a free download at  Earache R ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Dimmu Borgir

    Fox Pomona Theater

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Glenn Danzig VS. the Internet

    www.thegauntlet.com​Maybe the last time you saw Glenn Danzig, he was carrying kitty litter to his car while wearing a Danzig shirt. Or maybe it was when you watched the YouTube video of him getting knocked out with one punch. You could've seen him shaking his hips with Shakira. No? Well, you're in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Slipknot Bassist Found Dead

    www.slipknot1.com​ The bassist of nu-metal band Slipknot was found dead in a hotel room in Urbandale Iowa today. The Associated Press reports that a hotel employee found 38-year-old Paul Gray, and no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    On Sale Saturday: Slayer and Megadeth

    ​Get out those heavy coats cuz it'll definitely be reigning blood when Slayer, Megadeth and Testament hit the Long Beach Arena Jan. 22 as part of the American Carnage Tour.In my 30 years on this planet, I've been to my fair share of concerts, but never have I seen anything like what I saw the one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    The Jakes Announce Deal with Roadrunner Records

    ​It's been rumored around the local music scene for a while, but now it's official: Irvine/Newport Beach band the Jakes have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Yes, Roadrunner, the label best known for having acts like Slipknot and Nickelback on their roster. (It's right on their website title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: Um, Not a Lot, Really.

    Yeah.We've got the Creed show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine Ryan Ritchie told you about earlier in the week, and Sunny Day Real Estate at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Oct. 10, which the always-helpful RR also told you about earlier in the week. Children of Bodom at the Glass House, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    MUSINK Convention Returns to Costa Mesa

    Though the scheduled MUSINK tour became another casualty of the flagging economy, the three-day music and tattoo convention is still happening--February 20-22, again at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center in Costa Mesa. But they're quick to point out that celebutant Kat Von D, of "LA Ink" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: LiskFest @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine

    Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008 Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer. Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political ... More >>

  • Music

    July 31, 2008
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    April 10, 2008

    Bronze Metal

    Best of Metal Tributes

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Slayer Give Good Head... Protection

    Southern Cali thrash-metal legends Slayer are branching out into motorcycle-helmet designing. Working with O'Neal USA, the band known for classics like Reign in Blood and South of Heaven and being sampled by Public Enemy on "She Watch Channel Zero?!" lent their memorable artwork to the RockHard li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VI

    NAMM 2008 came and went, with fans and music celebs flooding the Anaheim Convention Center. Weekly web photographer Christopher Victorio dropped by the madhouse on Saturday and ran into folks from Slipknot, Megadeth, Queensryche, Motley Crue and even Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood. Photos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    HOB Cancels Shadows Fall Shows

    Shadows Fall: Tabooed off the stage by Disney. Two dates on Shadows Fall's upcoming Operation Annihilation tour with Static X have been canceled. Both were to occur at House of Blues venues located on property owned by the Walt Disney company. The Oct. 20 date scheduled at House of Blues in Orland ... More >>

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    February 2, 2006
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