For a hard-rocking band such as Red Fang, releasing a collection of reworked acoustic tracks can be a challenge. Earlier this year, singer Bryan Giles and guitarist Aaron Beam recorded three acoustic songs in a London studio that bore no resemblance to the group's beefed-up sound. Though supportive ... More >>
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 >>
By: Rachel Brodsky Much like the dreaded hipster, "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates, and Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker, or anything--nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech bo ... More >>
OC Death Fest Mirror Image Studios 9/28/13 To celebrate OC's underground extreme metal scene, the OC Deathfest took place on Saturday, in an otherwise quiet industrial corner of Anaheim between the 91 and 57 Freeways at Mirror Image studios. In what was a day (and evening) devoted to all things de ... More >>
By: Alex Distefano Sweden is well known for producing some of the darkest, gloomiest metal bands on the planet--from Bathory, At The Gates, Entombed, Amon Amarth, Meshuugah Ghost, Opeth and many more. Katatonia is no exception. Formed in 1991, the band launched into a sound that was a more melanc ... More >>
Aric Improta battles for supremacy at Guitar Center's National Drum Off
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 >>
Brandon Marshall/Denver WestwordBig FreediaUPDATE: Spank Rock and Wavves have just been announced as the Check Yo' Ponytail tour. And yes, you can STILL win tickets!Original post, Oct. 12, 2011, 8:15 a.m.:This week we're giving away three pairs of tickets each to three Mayan shows: Battles with N ... More >>
Here are the top five selling record this week from Second Spin, 1781 Newport Blvd. in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8870.This week's top seller is Irvine-based post-hardcore band Thrice, who graced the cover of last week's issue.
Couple of new shows added to the Glass House's schedule, both on sale tomorrow at noon (Friday, for the time displaced).
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>