Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine first conceived Gigantour as a platform to showcase acts whose music featured virtuosic guitar playing. In addition to his own band, the festival's inaugural roster in 2005 included prog-rock vets Dream Theater, extreme metal unit Nevermore and skronky math-core heroe ... More >>
Soilwork formed in Helsinborg, Sweden, in 1995 and developed out of the Gothenburg melodic death metal mold, incorporating aspects of NWOBHM and other styles of music to forge an angular yet flowing sound of its own. Though clearly rooted in prog, there is enough of punk frayed edges in the band's m ... More >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
ANTHRAX @ COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE | 7.09.12 See Also: Mayhem in the mosh pit: The best crowd surfing photos from Mayhem Charlie Benante is looking ahead rather than reflecting on Anthrax's thirtieth anniversary Joey Belladonna talks about Married...With Children and rejoining the band Scott Ian ... More >>
Megadeth (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) may be one of the Big Four of thrash, but in many ways, its frontman Dave Mustaine is largely responsible for the sound and aesthetic of three of the Big Four. As a member of Metallica before that band recorded its first full-length, Mustaine's name ... More >>
In hindsight Licensed To Ill -- released November 15, 1986 -- came to the table with a virtually infallible recipe: Rick Rubin produced the seminal radio-friendly rap album and Russell Simmons had not only signed Beastie Boys to a then baby Def Jam, but was also managing the three white boys ... More >>
Tom MurphyAction Friend.For the past eight years, Action Friend (due Saturday, June 25th, at The Meadowlark Bar) has been evolving the kind of music played by what many would say are "a musician's band." Although all the players in the band are highly skilled, it's the inherent weirdness to i ... More >>
RODRIGO y GABRIELA Xavier Rudd 08.20.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO On the drive up to Red Rocks my brother and I alternated discussing how you could describe Rodrigo y Gabriela's music to a neophyte and speculating what the crowd would look like. When we rolled up around 7:45, ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Adai To Be Eaten, Dead Child, Munimula, Adai Monday, August 18, 2008 hi-dive Better Than: Most music that entertains the conceit of being heavy. Adai got the evening started off right with pieces of epic, surprisingly rich and diverse, experimental metal. Comprised of just two ... More >>
Photo: David Barber Hippie Werewolves frontman Haylar Garcia Hippie Werewolves, Old Man Stu, Assault Monday, August 18, 2008 Herman's Hideaway There was a time when the notion of mating rap with metal seemed vital and groundbreaking. At first, there was an admitted novelty factor attached to hear ... More >>
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Still reigning in blood, Slayer gives the devil his due.
Slayer hasn't stopped giving the devil his due.