No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>
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By: Nicholas Pell Long Beach-based metal band Hirax has a unique sound, blending the galloping beats of the new wave of British heavy metal with the intensity of thrash. Katon W. De Pena's operatic and aggressive vocals lead the way. Since 1984 De Pena, who is 49, has fronted the legendary thra ... More >>
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So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Are you ready for some football? Hank Williams, Jr. really wants to know. The 2011 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday night, when the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers host the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. Apparently, for cities with a pro football team, this is a pretty ... More >>
Beka CopeYes, they're brothers and no, neither is named Jeff. Instead, Jamin (drums) and Jake (guitar / vocals) Orrall of JEFF The Brotherhood picked a name out of thin air to go with the heavy Wipers-guitar-meets-Thin Lizzy-rhythms songs they use to turn punk houses and rock clubs inside out for ... More >>
According to Rolling Stone, guitarist Gary Moore, who jammed with Thin Lizzy and had a solo career, died Sunday at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona, Spain.[More details to come.]
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyClick here to see the slideshow!OC Music AwardsJan. 26, 2011The Lab, Costa MesaLast night saw round two of the Best Live Acoustic Act category, and the competition was hit or miss. Of the five groups who performed, only two stood out. Here's the breakdown.
Mary Bell/OC WeeklyThe Rapture closed out the festivalCheck out our FYF Fest slideshow here!FYF FestLos Angeles State Historic ParkSeptember 4, 2010Don't let anyone mislead you about FYF Fest. It was not held in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles. The daylong celebration of all thing ... More >>
More than three decades after recording their debut record, Detroit garage/proto-punk trio Death is finally releasing their album.The band is/was(?) comprised of three brothers: guitarist David, bassist/singer Bobby and drummer Dannis Hackney. And yes, they are black, but by brothers I mean they sha ... More >>
The Crate Kings site is a national treasure. Scratch that: it's an intergalactic treasure. Somebody (or a team of individuals perhaps) with a lot of time on his hands and the kind of obsessiveness I admire almost more than anything else in the world encoded to MP3 snippets of 300 breakbeats that for ... More >>
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