Metal and Hardcore

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    January 16, 2014



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    January 2, 2014

    Weed's legal now. So you're all stoned and need a soundtrack? Try some stoner metal, bruh

    It's 2014, which means you can now legally smoke marijuana here. Of course, most of the people smoking now probably haven't been waiting patiently for the government's seal of approval to sample nature's goodness. Still we get the feeling the end of prohibition means there's a lot of newly-minted st ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013



  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Review: Morbid Angel at Bluebird, 11/22/13

    MORBID ANGEL at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/22/13 Although this tour was dedicated to Morbid Angel playing its landmark third album Covenant in its entirety, the guys treated us to at least one song from each of its full-length releases. Before the band took stage, the lights went low and the spooky sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The best DIY Shows in Denver in November

    SAT | RETOX at 7TH CIRCLE MUSIC COLLECTIVE | 11/2/13 Retox's Justin Pearson has been in a handful of the most respected punk and experimental bands for more than twenty years. He helped found hardcore band Struggle when he was fifteen. By 1994, that project was through, and Pearson was involved with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Summer Slaughter at Ogden Theatre, 8/16/13

    SUMMER SLAUGHTER @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8/16/13 Kicking the slaughter off early before work hours ended didn't prevent fans from sneaking out of work a little early to get the mass-murder body-ripping brutal metal started. Those who were previously in docile work environments quickly acclimated to the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Danzig at Ogden Theatre, 4/19/12

    DANZIG @ OGDEN THEATER | 4/19/12 Before Danzig came on stage, a voice that sounded like Glenn Danzig got the crowd going by informing us that Snoop Dogg was playing down the street and so was Tesla, you know, just in case seeing Danzig wasn't the most alluring option of the evening. A few minutes la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    CHUCK RAGAN @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 4/13/13 Chuck Ragan first made his mark as the frontman of Hot Water Music, one of the more highly influential punk acts to emerge in the '90s. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Fear Factory's Dino Cazares on living in the technocratic world the act's been singing about

    Fear Factory were pioneers of the so-called nü metal genre, before that designation became a bit of an insult. Early proponents of a fusion of industrial and death metal, Fear Factory brought the first full realization of that sonic alchemy with its influential 1995 album Demanufacture. Since then, ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    PURITY RING @ GOTHIC THEATRE | MON, 4/8/13 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple of ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13 Since its inception in 1993, Low has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Call of the Void

    Dragged Down a Dead End Path
    Relapse Records

  • 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

    February 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    10. SNOW THA PRODUCT @ ROXY THEATRE | SAT, 2/16 It may at first seem easy to dismiss Snow Tha Product as another Iggy Azalea or Kreayshawn-level gimmick because of her gender and unconventional appearance, but it gets harder and harder the more you listen to her. Make no mistake, Snow can ride a bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    The five best metal shows in Denver this month

    January's a monster month for metal in the Mile High City, from Impending Doom tonight at the Marquis Theater to Down at the Summit Music Hall at the end of the month to a couple of killer local bills. If you're a completist, we've got all of this month's shows listed in our concert calendar or if y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    J.D. Cronise of the Sword on being a regular dude that listens to R. Kelly and Michael Jackson

    Formed nearly a decade ago in Austin, Texas, the Sword, with its sludgy guitar work and the fantastical themes of its lyrics, is often assigned the stoner rock designation, and understandably so. But while the band certainly bears the clear influence of bands like Black Sabbath, Sleep and Led Zeppel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2012

    Deftones at the Fillmore Auditorium, 10/19/12

    DEFTONES @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/19/12 Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has an unmatched intensity on stage. With his trademarked disposition, Moreno hovered commandingly over the crowd, hunched over and screaming until the veins on his head popped out, belting songs like "Tempest," one of many of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week

    There's some stellar music on tap this week to look forward to no matter your flavor. The week kicks off with an absolute bang this afternoon at the Summit Music Hall with Cannibal Corpse, which headlines the Summer Slaughter tour with Between the Buried & Me, Job for a Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Metallica at Outside Lands: The five best parts of the band's hometown show in San Francisco

    METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25

    See Also: - Remembering Randy Rhodes thirty years after his tragic death -The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 -The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 -Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced turns 45 In the early 1980s, a red-haired, Midwestern boy named William Bailey stepped off a bus in New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Overcasters, Glass Hits, T-Pain, Zola Jesus and More

    TGIF! We made it to the weekend! Another fine lineup of live music in store for you in the Mile High City over the next couple days. Tonight, Overcasters play the second night of its three-night stand at City Hall. Dubbed Gathering of the Clouds, the second edition of this three-day festival marks t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012


    Monday, February 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Roskopp/No Thought

    Split cassette
    Scab on My Brain/Grind Core/Give Praise Records

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Chris Broderick of Megadeth: "There was definitely a metal scene in Denver back in 1988"

    When Megadeth plays the Fillmore next Tuesday, February 28, it will be a homecoming for guitar prodigy Chris Broderick, a Lakewood native and alumni of the University of Denver, where he studied classical guitar. A onetime member of Jag Panzer, a power-metal outfit from Colorado Springs, Broderick f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost at Fillmore April 23

    Aaron Thackeray​This should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel gives track-by-track breakdown of Unto the Locust

    Brandon Marshall​This fall, Machine Head (due at Comfort Dental Amphitheater this Sunday, July 17, as part of Rockstar Mayhem Festival) will release their seventh studio album entitled, Unto The Locust, and judging from the first single, the album's title track, Machine Head appears to have st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Dark Castle's Stevie Floyd on the genius of Death, her band's artwork and Woven Hand

    ​Dark Castle (due tonight at the Larimer Lounge, with Yob and Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire) from St. Augustine, Florida, is often lumped in with doom or death metal -- or whatever heavy music seems to be at least a few steps removed from mainstream metal. But the eclectic blend of so ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    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

    March 29, 2011

    Dave Chandler of St. Vitus on the band's early days at SST and what inspired the reunion

    Tina-Korhonen​St. Vitus (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) were one of the pioneers of a style of music that took its direct inspiration from the first four, maybe even the first six, Black Sabbath albums. The band's aggressive guitar work flirted with psychedelia but was too heavy to ever be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Tonight: Danzig at the Ogden Theatre

    Glenn beckons you.​Everyday is Halloween for Danzig. Tonight, you can see Glenn in all of his dark, shirtless, wavy black-haired glory at the Ogden theatre for just 35 bucks -- or enter to win tickets by telling us five souls more evil than Danzig. Danzig has made an admirable , forty-plus y ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Mastodon, the Deftones and Alice In Chains at Red Rocks - 10/04/10

    Aaron ThackerayChino Moreno of the Deftones​Last night at Red Rocks, Mastodon, the Deftones and Alice In Chains got it on for a one-of-a-kind mountain metal sandwich, the kind of awesome threesome you usually only hear about, rarely experience and talk about for years to come. We sent our resi ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    April 2, 2010

    Freaky Friday: Kids' dinosaur metal

    ​In the U.S., we've got Barney, a big, purple weenie of a dinosaur who sings saccharine platitudes about loving everybody. In Finland, they get Hevisaurus, a band of dinosaurs that perform heavy metal for kids. Finland 1, USA 0.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    This Just In: Slayer, John Mayer, Cheech & Chong shows announced

    ​Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009

    Judas Priest

    Tuesday, August 11, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Rocky Mountain Low top seller at Wax Trax again

    Rocky Mountain Low, a compilation of Colorado underground bands from the late-'70s, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending June 7. The album, which was the top seller a few weeks ago, beat last week's top seller, Sunn O)))'s Monoliths & Dimensions and Rancid's new album, Let the Do ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Last night: Gojira at the Marquis

    Krallice as seen through the lens of Tom MurphyGojira, Krallice and Wolves in the Throne Room Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Marquis Theater, Denver Better Than: A nationalist rather than socially conscious black metal show. Krallice opened the show. A four-piece whose membership includes Mick Barr, one o ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    April 30, 2009
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    April 24, 2008
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    April 10, 2008

    In Flames

    Saturday, April 12, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.

  • Music

    November 22, 2007


    Wednesday, November 28, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2005

    Best Tribute Band

    Rocket Queen

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Shadows Fall

    Wednesday, August 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    The Beatdown

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

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    May 27, 2004


    Tuesday, June 1, Rock Island, 303-572-7625

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    April 4, 2002

    Best Web Site With Bite

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    July 13, 2000


    Mötley Crüe...WOO...still rules, dammit!

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