Krisiun stops twice nearby on Destruction tour

Brasil's Krisiun, one of the hardest working bands in death metal, is on the road again, if they ever even left. (They didn't.) Krisiun will start a tour  with the almighty German thrashers Destruction on March 14 and will be appearing at two venues within a reasonable driving distance from Baltimore: at Empire in Springfield, Virginia …

More than 30 reasons why Abigail Williams refuses to call it quits

Ever-evolving metal purveyors Abigail Williams will celebrate a decade of plying their dark arts with a 30+ city US headlining tour and a new portfolio of songs. Although many thought the band had officially called it quits, remaining original member, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ken Sorceron says his black metal renegades shall ascend once more. …

Gird your loins: Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch touring US in early 2014

There are few things in this world that make me gasp. This was one of them. Clear your calendars for this tour or stop pretending to be alive. There will be so much testosterone in the room, as well as beautiful man hair.   I will be going to the show in Silver Spring.  I'm …

Vreid trade common black metal themes for art, literature, history

Black metal music is rife with themes of the occult, Satanism, and misanthropy. Once in a while though, a band comes along that takes a different approach. That band is Norway’s Vreid, who use historical, philosophical and now themes from literature, nature and art in their concept driven recordings. “We get a lot of very …

INTERVIEW: Noothgrush packed for a European tour

NoothgrushBefore their Saturday appearance at the 2012 Maryland Deathfest, Oakland, California’s Noothgrush will complete a short tour of Europe. Guitarist Russ Kent and drummer Chiyo Nukaga were kind enough to take a few minutes answer some questions before they left the country. What recording material will you be focusing on for your set list? RK …

Abigail Williams booking DIY tour in support of CD release

Ken Sorceron (Photo by Mary Spiro)It's been said a dozen times that each new Abigail Williams recording sounds like a new band. And I have read that the band hails from New York, California and now most recently, Phoenix. Look at photos of the band over the last several years and you won't recognize the …