No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>
Widespread Panic returns to Red Rocks for a three-night run from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29. Tickets ($57.50) go on on sale on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Now with Christine McVie back in the fold, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 33-city North American tour that beings in September an ... More >>
Exhumed (due at Denver Black Sky this Saturday, December 14, at the Gothic Theatre) started in San Jose, California when Matt Harvey, the band's sole original member, was just fifteen years old. Rather than following the trends of the genre at the time, Exhumed has remained faithful to the older ten ... More >>
ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>
MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13 Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a metal roster as diverse as Rob Zo ... More >>
Tuesday, November 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>
There's some stellar music on tap this week to look forward to no matter your flavor. The week kicks off with an absolute bang this afternoon at the Summit Music Hall with Cannibal Corpse, which headlines the Summer Slaughter tour with Between the Buried & Me, Job for a Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore an ... More >>
Monday, August 20, Summit Music Hall, 866-468-7621.
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
Metal is often stereoptyped as being a violent genre. And while violence is a indeed a common theme in the lyrics of many bands -- and granted, even the concept of mosh pits is violent -- when you combine that with the violence we're all exposed to in movies, TV and video games, it's easy for metal- ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Cypress Hill, the Fray, Kaskade and Mojo Nixon were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Bruce Springsteen, Andrew Bird, Fu ... More >>
Tom MurphyThe Swayback and friends covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit"One of the obvious highlights of last night's exceptional Nirvana covers celebration in honor Nevermind's 20th anniversary was when Eric Halborg of The Swayback told us we knew the words to the third song the band played and invite ... More >>
Hollywood has been fascinated with the idea of punk rockers since the word was originally coined in the '70s. It's a rare case that they get it right, and it's even more amazing that nobody has devoted any significant time looking at the ways Hollywood has destroyed, showcased, revered and mi ... More >>
Over the past decade, Weezer has become more and more ridiculous, from its songwriting to its performances (Kenny G, seriously?). And now you can add its album cover art to the running tally of ridiculousness: See the snapshot Jorge Garcia here, the actor who played Hurley on Lost? This is ... More >>
Behold nine-year-old Ezra Lux, possibly the world's first (and greatest) pre-teen metal blogger. Over at his barely a month old metal blog Crud Wizard (which is also the best name for a metal blog we've heard in a long, long time), Ezra is dropping some serious wisdom, such as this gem of an ... More >>
In addition to a number of shows announced this week, Live Nation is offering the 2010 Country Megaticket, which includes four shows at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre including, the Country Throwdown featuring Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town and more on Sunday, June 13, Tim McGraw with Lady A ... More >>
Metal fans rejoice, for you have much to be thankful for this week, especially tonight! In case you happened to miss it last week, we published two in-depth Q&As with two of metal's most revered acts, both of which just happen to be playing our great state tonight. Down south, Converge is du ... More >>
Alex SolcaCannibal Corpse didn't invent death metal, but it has become one of the genre's definitive bands. Forming in Buffalo, New York in 1988, Cannibal Corpse quickly came to prominence due to its decidedly brutal music and horrifically detailed lyrics to match. From the beginning, Cannibal's ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
Ever notice just how much more advanced kids are these days? They just seem so much cooler than we were growing up. We were at a barbecue not too long ago, for instance, and heard the wee son of a friend -- seriously, the kid hadn't even hit puberty yet -- raving about the new Bon Iver record. Ye ... More >>
It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>
The Suffocation piece running in this week's paper was culled from Phil Freeman's recent conversation with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation. As with many of our other Rough Mixes features, there's far more to the story of this stalwart New York-based death metal band than there was space. As such, afte ... More >>
The Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums of 2006.
Wednesday, May 25, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Monday, November 8, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
The music of the Bobby Collins Death Metal Armada is just what you'd expect: light, funny, pop-laden and free.
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