Headbanger's Ball

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    December 13, 2013

    Matt Harvey on forming Exhumed: "We were the angriest fifteen-year-olds of all time"

    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 >>

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    March 28, 2013

    The ten best metal shows in Denver this April

    KVELERTAK @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 4/30/13 Kvelertak formed in 2007. Completely disregarding a line between metal and punk, the Stavinger, Sweden-based act brings the sonic intensity and violent and frayed dynamics of bands like Breather Resist. The band's song "Mjød" appeared in the end credits fo ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    February 8, 2012

    Five stellar wines from Sutcliffe Vineyards

    We recently saw something on a Denver restaurant wine list that made us do a double take: A total of eleven -- you read that right, eleven -- Colorado wines available by the glass. Crazy, right? It gets even crazier: Four of those local wines were from a single producer, and it's one we're betting y ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this Saturday

    The forthcoming 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind isn't just an observance of the release of the 1991 record; it is a tangible marking of a shift in popular culture.

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    August 3, 2011

    Top five Headbanger's Ball videos

    ​Headbanger's Ball started on April 18, 1987, and ran for nearly eight years. With little regard for a narrow definition of what constituted metal, the show's programmers seemed to embrace it all. So you would see a Poison video, something from Motorhead and then something from the Cult. The e ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    MTV's top five greatest on-air moments

    A very pregnant Kim Gordon, flanked by band mate Julie Cafritz and KennedyOnce upon a time, before reality TV cheapened television programming as a whole, MTV (thirty years old today) was a bastion of music culture that actually showcased cutting edge artists for the sake of art. Because the network ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Tonight: Death Angel at the Larimer

    Stephanie CabralBorn a year after MTV's inception and surviving the Headbanger's Ball-era, Death Angel (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Four Horsemen and Steel Blades of Vengeance) is an integral part of thrash metal's history. The band members were in their early teens when the 1986 demo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006


    Monday, April 3, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

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    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.

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    April 5, 1995