Pretty much the best 21 touring tips I have ever read

Pretty much the best 21 touring tips I have ever read Hey, I am not in a band. But I have gone on road trips with spouses that hated me and toddlers that also hated me as well as being in the car. And I imagine that is pretty much the same as going on …

Xeukatre transforms Sidebar into kvlt klvb

Sunday night was black metal at The Sidebar. Xeukatre of Baltimore set an eerie mood with props, special lighting and a fog machine. The group is relatively new as a three piece. Go like them on Facebook or check out this video: http://youtu.be/90Rp0SHXCxU

Spikes and spandex at the M3 Rock Fest

Every year, I pick at least one festival I would not normally attend, go with an open mind and see what happens. This year that festival will be the M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 3-4 in Columbia, Md. What’s so special about M3? What’s the draw? For people who dig what’s …

Do you recognize this drummer?

Hey, I am testing out posting via email. So I thought I would try a little game. Do you recognize this drummer? Photo by Lucy_Fer. \m/ Maybe the video will give you another clue: http://youtu.be/0I0o1VZ45ZM

Black metal gnome is krieg

I am getting older, older than I want to admit. I hate birthdays and don't like to think about them much. Something always miserable happens to me around my birthday. But sometimes, someone does something so amazing that it makes the thought of your slow march into the grave just a little more tolerable. My …

Latin American metal: Who’s your favorite?

Lately I have had the chance to see several Latin American based metal bands. Some of these groups are from places like Mexico and Central America and some have a few members of Latin American descent. It seems that the more evil and more satanic these groups are, the more popular they are! One show …

REVIEW: Radamanthys – Eternal Judgment takes you to hell, but you’ll enjoy it

Radamanthys, a technical death metal four-some form Towson, Md. have finally released an official recording. You can find it at the end of this blog post, downloadable for free. I say finally, because I first encountered these guys nearly two years ago and just figured it was a matter of time before they would be …

Burn down our churches for one day you’ll be Norway’s “brand”

Remember when burning down churches in Norway was bad and black metallers were labeled satanists? Well apparently, all is forgiven and the Norwegian government is looking to black metal to become its "brand." I guess the country finally figured out that black metal is their nation's top export over what.....herring? Read this interesting story here.

The man behind Fenriz’s Band of the Week

It could be said that there is already enough music made that you could never run out of old stuff to listen to, never mind trying to catch up with all that is new. Devotion to old school or traditional metal has become a fascination for some who dislike the "flavor-of-the-week" attitude found among some …

INTERVIEW: Old Lines among must-see hardcore acts at MDF

One of the new features at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest is the addition of a second stage at Baltimore Soundstage for punk and hardcore acts.  One of the bands I consider a must-see at this stage is Baltimore's Old Lines, who will perform on Friday, May 24. Combining heavy with hardcore, Old Lines is able …