Podcasting from the Sidebar seemed like a good idea

The Metallomusikum podcasting team of Derek and Mary haven't done a podcast together in a while, but since we were both headed to the same show at the Sidebar last night we decided to get there a little early and see if we could record one on the fly among the goings on. It turned …

Pact to headline first Grimscape

There are many bands labeled as American black metal, but few in the USBM scene that present a full-fledged occult ritual the way Pact does. The Moribund Cult Records group perfectly blends traditional black metal aesthetics and symbolism with the pummeling grind and growl of death metal. The Erie, PA group will headline Metallomusikum's first-ever …

Cemetery Piss: spreading that vulture love tonight at Sidebar

Cemetery Piss are a raw, blackened heavy metal outfit out of Baltimore. They play tonight at 11:30 p.m, May 22, in a free show at the Sidebar  as part of the Maryland Deathfest VII festivities. Here's the event link. The first time I saw Cemetery Piss, I went in not knowing what to expect, as …

It’s the Metallomusikum birthday show!

UPDATE: VISA ISSUES KEPT NEGURA BUNGET AND GRIMEGOD AT HOME. IRON MAN WILL PLAY!   On May 7, 2014 I turn 50. That's an age that not too long ago I would have considered old. Now I don't really know what to think of it because I don't really feel old.  One thing I know …

Chatting with the owner of The Sidebar

Baltimore has a few good music venues that I frequent. One of the smaller ones, The Sidebar Tavern at 218 E. Lexington St.,  also books some of the most underground touring and regional acts I have ever seen. The people who book shows there consistently bring music in a variety of genres nearly every night …

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