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Testament – The Thrashmen Ride

Always weird to hear a classic thrash band partially admit their mortality: “We can’t keep touring forever, so here’s a DVD.” Such are the words out of the mouth of Testament guitarist Eric Peterson, Read more […]

Fatality North American Tour Diary Part XIII

Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently embarked on a two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, Psychonaut. Vocalist Spencer Le Von checks Read more […]

Helloween – A Tale That Was Just Right

Situated in the lounge area of the band’s bus in Columbus, OH, Helloween guitarist/founding member Michael Weikath looks tired. Not tired from the near-30 years in the business, numerous lineup changes, Read more […]

Now You Know: Shaded Enmity

Formation: 2001 Location: Seattle, WA Style: Melodic death metal that is simply too good to go unrecognized. Personnel: Joe Nurre (vocals, guitars); Jesse Heidner (bass); Simon Dorfman (drums): Spenser Read more […]

Týr – Getting Laid On Legend Land

For most, the introduction to Týr came via 2006’s triumphant and heroic Ragnarok, an instant classic that didn’t necessarily take the epic/folk metal world by storm, but served as a big “HELLO” Read more […]

Katatonia – The Future Unfurled

No band makes better use of its b-sides and album leftovers than Katatonia, a fact bolstered on their recent North American headlining jaunt. Rather than rolling out a traditional set with crowd-pleasers Read more […]

Now You Know: Vattnet Viskar

Formation: 2010 Location: New Hampshire Style: Post-black metal. However, it’s pending approval from the black metal scene. Personnel: Nick Thornbury (guitars, vocals); Chris Alfieri (guitars); Seamus Read more […]

Death Angel – Still Restless and Relentless

Without having to endure the post-thrash backlash that beset every band not named Metallica, Death Angel have made the best out of the second half of their career with good, old-fashioned hard work. Perhaps Read more […]

Soulfly – Music, Family, and All Matters of Savagery Part II

This is the second part of Josh Overbey’s expansive interview with Soulfly mainmain Max Cavalera. The first part can be read at this location. Max and Josh had just left with discussion on the various Read more […]

September 2013 Rapid Fires

The fall release schedule predicates an onslaught of releases, so this is where our attention gets spread thin and creative adjectives are hard to come by. Somehow, the DR crew managed against all odds Read more […]

Soulfly – Music, Family, and All Matters of Savagery Part I

Using the release of the Bestial Devastation EP as a starting point, former-Sepultura, current-Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera has been releasing music for almost 30 years. Whereas many musicians in the Read more […]

Fatality North American Tour Diary Part XII

Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently embarked on a two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, Psychonaut. Vocalist Spencer Le Von checks Read more […]

Now You Know: Scarred

Formation: 2003 Location: Luxembourg Style: Groove-laden modern/death metal that doesn’t sound American or European. It’s possibly from another planet. Personnel: Sacha Breuer (vocals); Bertrand Read more […]

Autumnblaze – Indifferent Suns

Good times (if we want to call them that) for German melodic Goth metal/rock. With End of Green’s The Painstream and Autumnblaze’s Every Sun is Fragile out front, those with a thirst for depressing, yet Read more […]

Fates Warning – Quite A Bit Left To Say

The second-longest tenured member of Fates Warning behind founding member/guitarist Jim Matheos, vocalist Ray Alder has gone from the man who replaced John Arch, to one of progressive metal’s most identifiable Read more […]

Talking Pantera With Author Neil Daniels

Pantera may forever bear the mark of “unfinished business,” which is why it’s so easy to talk about them. The Cold War between Phil Anselmo and Vinnie Paul has generated enough storylines to last a decade Read more […]

Fatality North American Tour Diary Part XI

Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently embarked on a two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, Psychonaut. Vocalist Spencer Le Von checks Read more […]

Land Of The Lost: 1993

A time of transition at least in the North American metal scene, 1993 was a year in which record labels were dropping bands like flies and scrambling to the latest alternative / grunge act that could make Read more […]

Devin Townsend – Presiding Over the Clusterf**k

Impossible not to learn something from talking to Devin Townsend. The prolific Canuck seems to have a thought, anecdote, or lesson on just about anything, primarily his career, which has been cast in the Read more […]

Floor Jansen – Living the (Ever) Dream

“Crazy!” She said it herself, but that seems to be the proper adjective to describe the last 12 months for Netherlands-based vocalist Floor Jansen of ReVamp, who went from being sidelined due to illness Read more […]

Annihilator – Prepare For the Feast Part II

The second part of Matt Coe’s massive interview with Annihilator mainman Jeff Waters primarily touches upon the 90’s, a decade of turbulence for every thrash band not named “Metallica.” The always-candid Read more […]

Fatality North American Tour Diary Part X

Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently embarked on a two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, Psychonaut. Vocalist Spencer Le Von checks Read more […]

Annihilator – Prepare for the Feast Part I

Through the years, I’ve had the opportunity to talk a lot of musicians. Rarely do I find someone who has been in the industry as a signed musician since 1989 with such enthusiasm, thankfulness, and pride Read more […]

End of Green – Bad Weather Music

End of Green’s new album The Painstream is a metal album, and if it weren’t, we probably wouldn’t be covering the band. However, the album’s zenith could actually be the radio-friendly ballad “Misery,” Read more […]

Tribulation – Fatal Flesh Formulas…Of Death

Recently granted a slot on Watain’s fall North American tour, Swedish psych death metal outfit Tribulation have unquestionably benefited from the rapt critical response to their new album, The Formulas Read more […]

Carcass – Quite Fit For Human Consumption Part II

The first portion of our interview with Carcass singer/bassist Jeff Walker delved largely into the band’s reformation and process of getting the band up to speed. For the second part, addressed was Walker’s Read more […]

Carcass – Quite Fit For Human Consumption Part I

Poised to do what Worship Music did for Anthrax in 2011, Carcass’s Surgical Steel comeback is exactly what the (deranged) doctor ordered. To see it come to fruition after years of dismissal and false Read more […]

Demo Tribunal: August 2013

Our re-branded demo column features ten fresh bands up for discussion, each with varying degrees of quality. Actually, there wasn’t a dud in the bunch this month, meaning that perhaps unsigned bands are Read more […]

Fatality North American Tour Diary X

Man, these night drives are killing me. We had been warned by one of the gentlemen from Havok that when driving through the Southwest it is best to travel overnight because with the intense, hellish daytime Read more […]

August 2013 Rapid Fires

Behold the latest edition of Rapid Fires, our column where we take the surplus of reviews that were so kindly graced upon us and give them shorter, but no-less constructive feedback. Lots of variation Read more […]

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