SUN | DEICIDE at GOTHIC THEATER | 10/13/13 While many metal bands flirt with concepts and perceived aesthetics of Satanism, Deicide has championed a very anti-Christian stance. Deicide, formed in Tampa in 1987, has long been one of the pillars of death metal since releasing its self-titled 1990 debu ... More >>
Granted sometimes invoking a pithy "yeah" in song might seem like token verbalizing just to fill in the gaps when a singer can't think of anything else to say. No argument there. Sometimes, though, a forceful "yeah" can express all kinds of raw, unbridled emotions (see James Hetfield). Uh-huh. Yeah. ... More >>
Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>
GHOST @ MARQUIS THEATER | 1/27/12Even before Ghost took stage, people started chanting for the band, which was interesting considering this is the outfit's first big tour. But that enthusiasm was rewarded when the strains of "Masked Ball" by Jocelyn Pook came over the P.A., with its reversed Romania ... More >>
In honor of MTV's 30th Anniversary this week, we're reflecting on the network's best moments from the past three decades. Today: Our favorite music videos riffed on by Beavis and Butt-head. The duo tackled something around 250 different videos throughout the show's eight seasons, and although ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayDEADMAU5 With Jonas Tempel 10.06.10 | Fillmore Auditorium view full slide show Deadmau5 brings out the party kids in droves -- and with good reason: The light show alone is enough to drag you off your couch to a dance party on a Wednesday night. And when you combine the amazi ... More >>
Grip the Wheel
Like so many new albums from old dudes, it's not that Ozzy Osbourne's Scream, which was released today, is not good, per se -- it's that it's not needed. While Osbourne's new effort updates his shtick a bit -- it sounds like he's been listening to a long of Norwegian opera-metal and possibly some ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard by now about the "riot" that happened a few days ago in New York surrounding a free concert featuring Drake and Hanson. Weird that there was a riot at a concert featuring two of maybe the blandest performers ever to exist. Weirder still is that Hanson and Drake were even perform ... More >>
Speakeasy, Tiger and AT05Â Saturday, February 14, 20091515Better than: Eating handfuls of sleeping pills and looking through photos of your ex-wife -- after all, it's Valentine's DayGenerally speaking, I avoid clubs like 1515. It's the kind of bar where there's always a herd of broad-shouldered men ... More >>
The Killers and M83Saturday, January 17, 2009Magness ArenaBetter Than: Not seeing them at all, even though the Magness sucks.Have you seen Denver University's Magness Arena? It's a cement tomb. The pharaohs would love this place. Hell, spent nuclear fuel would find a good home here. I'd rather liste ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Thackeray See more pics in our slide show Metallica Tuesday, November 4, 2008 Pepsi Center To appreciate Metallica 3.0, you have to make peace with a few things: For starters, you have to reconcile the fact that the Cliff Burton-era lasted only three albums and ended over two decades ... More >>
Harptallica enters like a sandman.
Remembering the films that heated up cinemas this year.
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the top ten was a Payne.
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.
Some Kind of Monster EP (Elektra)
“Nothing Else Matters,” especially when it comes to local music.
Damn right, Brendan's has got the blues.
Denver artist finds campy bowling pins are right up everyone’s alley.
In Black Lamb's eyes, hard rock was never broken. Why fix it?
Judas Priest carries on with life after Halford.
Thanks to a win at the Latin Grammys, the world is paying close attention to Juanes.
Primus, The Go, At the Drive In, Method Man/Redman
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
It was the tag-team grudge match of early '97. Guess who won.