Dave Otero

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Colorado's Ten Best Breweries for Music Fans

    It's no surprise that music and beer are meant to be together, especially in Colorado. Still, there are a handful of local breweries that like to turn it up a notch when it comes to supporting Colorado's music. We've picked out ten of the best places for music fans to find their microbrews. You'll f ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    TRVE brews series of ales in honor of ABSU

    I'm a simpleton, in general, but particularly when it comes to beer -- I know, a shameful admission in this town, beloved land of the microbrews. Sorry, dude. Most of that stuff gives me a headache. Still I can't help but be hopelessly in love with TRVE Brewing Company. I mean, come on, man, how can ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Dissonance In Design discusses new album

    Stevie Boiser is an omnipresent figure in Denver metal. He fronts Vale of Pnath, and recently stepped down from Enemy Reign to focus on Dissonance In Design, a progressive death-metal quintet that features brothers Harrison and Zac Patuto on guitar and drums, respectively, as well as Vale of Pnath g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    TRVE Brewing and Dave Otero of Flatline Audio join forces for a free download series

    Music and beer... seriously, can you think of better bedfellows? Yeah, neither can we, especially since we hail from a place that's a veritable hotbed for both. In the latest example of what's quickly becoming a welcome trend of musicians collaborating with brewers (most recently, Leftover Salmon te ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011


    Sunday, January 23, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7532.

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2010

    Ploy for Extinction

    Equality Lies Below

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    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

    November 4, 2009

    Cryogen streams new album in its entirety on MySpace

    ‚ÄčAh, it's refreshing to know that as frenzied as life can sometimes be, some things remain ever constant. In defiance of fair weather trends, Denver is still a hotbed for metal, and Dave Otero still has a hand in producing some of the best music coming out of here. For evidence, look no further th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    A first look at Drive-In Massacre's new video

    And the hits keeping coming for local scene. Earlier this week, we posted the new video from Skyline Surrender, and now we present you with the new video from Drive-In Massacre, which just finished recording its new album, Upon Forgetful Seas, with Dave Otero at his Flatline Audio studio. Like Skyli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Demonica finishes new album

    ‚ÄčThis past February, we told you about former Corruption frontman Mark Grabowski joining Demonica, the trash-metal band founded by Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Sherman. As reported, the outfit recorded their parts remotely, with Grabowski laying down his bass tracks at Flatline Audio, Dave Otero's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 02.25.09

    Really fun show last night. Rob Burleson -- drummer extraordianaire of Lion Sized, d.biddle, the Fire Drills and sometimes Eyes & Ears -- filled in for Andy who was off exploring pyramids in Egypt or trying to find a cure for the common cold or something this week. Tall shoes to fill there, boy, ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
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    February 24, 2009

    Marc Grabowski completes Demonica lineup

    Marc Grabowski, the erstwhile frontman of Corruption, has just been named as the final member of Demonica, the thrash-metal outfit founded by Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann. After playing with Corruption for the better part of the past two decades, Grabowski had his sights set on retiring fro ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    The Class of 2009

    Highlighting the most captivating music of the coming year

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Horse premiers new video

    Horse has spent the better part of the past few months holed up in Dave Otero's Flatline Studio putting the finishing touches on its new album, U.S. Metal, which is due to drop after the first of the year. In anticipation of its release, the outfit, fronted by KPBI's Uncle Nasty, debuted a video for ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Tool Time

    Tool puts all the emphasis on the music.

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Moovers and Shakers 2005

    Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite new releases from the past year.

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Cephalic Carnage

    Anomalies (Relapse)

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    March 24, 2005
  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Mark Obermeyer is the man with a plan at Rudy's Studio.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Metal maven Dave Otero cranks up the production at Flatline Audio.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Moovers and Shakers

    In 2004, Mootown's best and brightest gave us something to write home about.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004
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    June 3, 2004

    The Beatdown

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

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Morbid Angels

    When Cephalic Carnage went looking for success outside of Denver, it turned to the sewers of the death-metal underground.