PENTAGRAM at SNOWBOARD ON THE BLOCK | 9/14/13 If Pentagram's last show in Denver in March 2010 left a bit to be desired, this performance more than made up for it. Coming out of the gates with "Treat Me Right," Bobby Liebling and his new line-up were in fine form, both energetic and enthusiastic. Li ... More >>
Ghost @ OGDEN THEATRE | 4/18/12 As is customary at this point, before Ghost took the stage, Jocelyn Pook's haunting "Masked Ball" from Eyes Wide Shut came through the P.A. and perfectly set the mood for what was to follow. At first, the Nameless Ghouls took their places and started off with "Per As ... More >>
Fear Factory were pioneers of the so-called nÃ¼ 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 >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ CASSELMAN'S BAR AND VENUE |12/31/12 From the very beginning of its New Year's Eve set at Casselman's Bar & Venue in Denver, Five Iron Frenzy brought an enormous amount of energy, fueled by a clear sense of joy at performing. The old fans were incredibly happy to get to see the ba ... More >>
LAMB OF GOD @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM |12/10/12 The highpoint of Lamb of God's set came somewhere around the midpoint, when after projecting pictures the band's fans in the military on the twin screens flanking drummer Chris Adler, Randy Blythe dedicated "Now You've Got Something to Die For" to the men ... More >>
Noah Van Sciver LOW With Charlie Parr 12.18.10 | Larimer Lounge Fellow Minnesotan Charlie Parr opened the show and brought a classic blues and folk sensibility to his performance. It was a pretty minimalistic, stripped down set-up but if you paid attention to what Parr was doing on guitar, ... More >>
Since 2005, Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire has been fusing the spiky and hyperkinetic dynamism of grindcore with death metal's unremitting darkness and sonic heaviness. Never content to settle on a mere sound, this Denver band challenges itself to create new depths in the expression of the ... More >>
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