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Cephalic Carnage

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The Denver Black Sky II Lineup is here

    Last year, Sherwood Webber of Skinless put together a festival with a meticulous curatorial eye for aggressive music and no patience for gimmickry of any kind. The result was Denver Black Sky, which we named the best metal fest last month. The Fest returns this August with two days of bands likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 winners

    Well, it's a wrap. The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. The Bluebird was packed, and, man, what a good time. Drinks, food, friends -- what else do you need? Next to the Showcase itself, this is one of the best nights for local music all year. Plenty o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    HAVOK @ MARQUIS THEATER | FRI, 6/21/13 Hot on the heels of its European tour with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, Havok is preparing for the release its new album, Unnatural Selection, next Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Havok's new album, Unnatural Selection: Here's the release date, cover art and full tracklist

    Havok, on tour in Europe right now with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, is preparing to release its new album, Unnatural Selection, on Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011's Time Is Up, was produced by Havok frontman David Sanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    CONSPIRATOR @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/23/13 Conspirator is an apt name for this supergroup of sorts, which comprises members of several well-known acts. Exploring the ethereal realms of EDM, the quartet -- Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits, KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Chris Michetti ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2013
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    March 20, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The ten best metal shows in Denver this month

    There's a wide range of metal on tap this month that will appeal to an equally wide range of metal fans, from doom and grindcore to death metal and industrial, from local heroes to renowned international acts, in big and small venues. Keep reading to see what shows should be on your calendar this mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Oh, you know, no big, just a death metal flea market and swap meet this Saturday at Rhino

    What are you doing this Saturday night? Cancel it. Now. No really. Take my word for it: Whatever you've got planned, I can guarantee it's gonna be lame as shit compared to this -- well, unless you're all set to be launched into space or something. That would probably be a little bit cooler. But outs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    The 25 most badass local metal album covers

    The most lamentable byproduct of the digital era isn't the decline of record sales -- although that sucks, too -- but the fact that we're missing out on so much sweet cover art. It was bad enough when albums gave way to cassettes back in the '70s and the canvas shrunk to a fraction of its previous s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Bill Kelliher of Mastodon: "We started the band, got in the van and started driving"

    Mastodon (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) formed in 2000 after meeting at a High on Fire show -- at least that's the myth, and it suits this band that has made a name for itself as purveyors of the kind of metal that is less about speed and more about a groove and weightiness. In the dozen y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Reed Bruemmer and Richie Tice of Speedwolf on "Denver 666" and having a sense of humor

    ​The members of Speedwolf (due tonight at the Marquis Theater) specialize in brand of no frills metal in the vein of Motorhead and Venom, played with the playful ferocity of a hardcore band. The guys are not necessarily carrying the torch for that older style of heavy music as much as they'r ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011
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    May 24, 2011

    Download a free track from Collapse and a preview of Patrick Lee's new album

    ​If you don't recognize the name Collapse yet, rest assured, you will. The band, which was formed by Zac Joe from Cephalic Carnage and is fronted by Ben Pitts of To Be Eaten, just released its first 7-inch split on the relaunched Ash From Sweat Records.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Hearsay bits: Lipgloss turns ten, Royal Talons formed from the Skeleton of God and Joe Thunder prepares Lazy Sundayz 5

    Aaron ThackerayMiike Snow at Lipgloss April 2010​ Once upon a time about a decade ago at 60 South -- in the space now occupied by the almighty 3 Kings Tavern -- a trio of DJs got together and launched a night that happened one Monday a month and was devoted solely to playing their favorite so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2011

    Collapse, Swells, Barnacle, Reproacher and Clinging to the Trees at Blast-O-Mat, 4/30/11

    Tom MurphySwells COLLAPSE AND SWELLS With Barnacle, Reproacher and Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire 04.30.11 | Blast-O-Mat The pedigree of Barnacle is fairly impressive (former members of Elucidarius and Ascaris and Nick from Cephalic Carnage), but the music stands on its own. If guys with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Tonight: Between The Buried And Me at Summit

    ​Between The Buried And Me (playing tonight at Summit Music Hall with Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage and The Ocean) are seasoned veterans of the metalcore genre. Forming in 2000, the post-hardcore leaning band's prog-rock tendencies are what really sets it apart from a scene now saturated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Moovers & Shakers 2010: More of our picks

    ​ This year once again as we compiled our annual Moovers and Shakers issue -- a rundown of our favorite local releases from the past year -- we found that there were simply more albums that we dug than we had space to devote to in the paper. Thankfully, no such limitations exist on the web. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/18/10

    Aaron ThackerayAnthrax​ ANTHRAX Cephalic Carnage • Havok 10.18.10 | Summit Music Hall, Denver Cephalic Carnage talks a lot about its love for THC-related products on stage. "Lucid Interval," for example, is evidently about being totally stoned and sober at the same time. Just the same, mos ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Air Dubai, Lil Wayne and DJ Krush fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Git Some top sellers at local stores

    ​Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Allegaeon introduces the rest of the country to its heady brand of Colorado metal

    ​ Lest the rest of the country think we're merely home to indie rock goodness like Candy Claws and sugary sweet electro-pop confections like 3OH!3 or Breathe Carolina, Allegaeon's new album, Fragments of Form & Function, issued two weeks ago on the storied Metal Blade Records imprint, should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Cephalic Carnage announces upcoming LP

    ​ It's been a few years, and we've missed this band. Sure, Cephalic Carnage has held to a fairly steady formula in its now-eighteen-year career, but oh, what a formula it is: Coupling punishing metal jabs that hit like a fat man swinging a blunt object with breakdowns of insane technical mast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Cephalic Carnage gets nod on the silver screen

    ​Have you seen Mike Judge's latest flick, Extract? No? Allow us to save you the trouble: The movie, which came out last year, is occasionally amusing; it's no where near as funny as Office Space or as incisive as Idiocracy. If anything, it leans far closer to the former in tone and texture. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Think you kick ass at Rock Band? Bet this Cephalic Carnage song would kick YOUR ass.

    "crazy fast difficult hardest custom song ever on drums cephalic carnage death metal guitar hero rock band fun double bass." Those are the tags listed on YouTube in association with the custom drum chart for this Cephalic Carnage song, "Divination & Volition." But those same words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Allegaeon gets picked up by Metal Blade Records, Cobalt gets nod on Stereogum

    ​Looks like the metal world is continuing to turn its eyes on Colorado. Yet another homegrown metal act has been snapped up by a renown metal imprint. Last month, Allegaeon, who deals in extreme metal out of Fort Collins, inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The iconic metal label is slated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The Weekend Showdown: Happy Holidays from Gangcharger

    ​We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Oh, baby! Check out the pipes on this kid.

    Thanks to a YouTube user named ProblematicAndroid, who posted this unbelievably awesome video of his seventeen-month old son Caddock singing along with Cephalic Carnage's "Let Them Hate So Long As They Fear," we now need a new keyboard and monitor. Just seeing the grimaces on the little dude's face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 24, 2009

    ​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, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
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    February 19, 2009

    Skeleton of God

    Primordial Dominion
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Update: Cephalic Carnage tours with Mayhem

    In news that's sure to have local metal fans googling airfare before they even finishing reading this post, we just learned that Cephalic Carnage has been tapped to support Mayhem's upcoming North American tour, fittingly dubbed Blackened Fest. Seems right, as Cephalic is pretty much the only band b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 10 edition

    In case you're curious... Today in Cafe Society: • From Rock to Riesling: Tool Frontman on a Different Kind of Tour. • No Beach, But At Least Arvada Has Restaurant Blu and C-Level. • Microbrewing history gets its own photo book. Today in Backbeat Online: • Breathe Carolina Premiers New Vid ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity recast playlist - 01.21.09

    Update: Wednesday night's show has been posted after the jump.Well, we made it through another show. What are we at, like, seven now? Kind of lost count. Somebody's keeping track, right? Anyhow, it was a good one, but like I said at the beginning of the show, you'd hardly expect to hear otherwise fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Week in review: 1/19/09 - 1/23/09

    From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    There's no shortage of things to do tonight in the Mile High City

    Tonight is one of those nights you wish you could be multiple places at once. Over at the Bluebird, Hot IQs are hosting their combined video premier and record release party with Young Coyotes, the Chain Gang of 1974 and Team Firefox. (Stream both songs from the  7-inch and view the promo videos af ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Cephalic Carnage playing benefit this weekend and Summer Slaughter bootleg

    Later this week, we'll be unveiling a new feature on the blog called The Denver Boot, which will feature exclusive live recordings taped by our pal and frequent commenter, SxPxDxCx. The first installment will be the Cephalic Carnage and Brujeria show taped earlier this month at 3 Kings Tavern, and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Thrones, Epileptinomicon, 19ADD and Munimula @ 3 Kings Tavern

    Photo by Anna Hrnjak Thrones, Epileptinomicon, 19ADD and Munimula Friday, May 30, 2008 3 Kings Tavern Better Than: Any other doom rock show I’ve ever seen. The incarnation of Epileptinomicon that performed this night included Mike Reisinger (ex-Motheater) and Pat Keck (artist behind Bogwitch and ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sharing the Wealth

    An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.

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    July 3, 2007

    Audiophile: Music From Westword Music Showcase 2007 Nominees

    Each clip is between 20-30 seconds in length Rock Machine Gun Blues The Omens Rose Hill Drive The Swayback Tarmints

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    May 9, 2007

    Rock the Vote!

    Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>

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    March 24, 2005
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    March 24, 2005

    Best New Club (Since March 2004)

    Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Get out of Denver, baby, go!

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Corruption's new CD displays metal moxie of the best kind.

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    June 12, 2003

    Backwash

    The last gulp.

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    March 20, 2003

    Backwash

    Fear of a hip planet? Austin swarms with the bercool during SXSW.

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    March 28, 2002

    Backwash

    Big Head Todd and the Monsters take an old approach to a new album.

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    May 18, 2000

    Backwash

    Cabaret Diosa puts its surf-mambo sound on celluloid.

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