INTERVIEW: Carpathian Forest prepare for exclusive Maryland Deathfest show

Carpathian Forest embodies everything I love about black metal --grim but beautiful, atmospheric melodies, songs with misanthropic themes and socially biting, often disturbing lyrics. Yet the group couches this "strange old brew" of ideas into infectious rock and roll rhythms that make me want to get up and dance. They also are not afraid to …

INTERVIEW: Pagan Altar makes US debut at Maryland Deathfest

Pagan AltarThink traditional heavy metal, and you should be thinking of the band Pagan Altar. Pagan Altar will play the 2013 Maryland Deathfest Sunday, May 26 at one of the former Sonar compound stages. This will be the first time Pagan Altar performs in the U.S.Founded in the UK in the mid 1970s, this father-son …

Bands named for New England Metal and Hardcore fest

The 2013 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival have confirmed the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year’s annual event, so put in for your vacation days now. The festivities begin with a pre-party on April 18th, and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st at The …