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    September 22, 2014

    Overheard at Riot Fest 2014

    Maybe it's the punk rock origins of Riot Fest that brought out the funny and the ridiculous in various performers and attendees at Riot Fest. It was mostly the usual self-deprecating and/or sarcastic commentary one expects out of musicians but there were a handful of gems both inspired and just funn ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The Aztlan Theater Once Hosted Slayer, Run-D.M.C. and More, but Now it Needs Your Help

    From its rough-hewn exterior, it's hard to tell if the Aztlan Theater is still up and running. It is, technically, but the once-notable building that has been a part of the fabric of Santa Fe for decades is in dire need of some help. There's a lot of love and history in this long-running music venue ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    The Nine Types of People You'll See at Riot Fest

    Riot Fest isn't just for the punks anymore. This festival, coming to Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High this weekend, is bringing an eclectic, loud, lineup and there will surely be a diverse crowd roaming the Byers-themed parking lot. To help you prepare, and maybe even dress, we've rounde ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    The engineering report that helped convince Arapahoe County to deny Riot Fest's permit

    Riot Fest will not return to May Farms outside Byers this year after Arapahoe County Commissioners denied special-use permit applications from both the festival and the farm. The denial came just two months before the music festival and carnival was set to bring Wu-Tang Clan, Slayer, Primus and more ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Riot Fest 2014 schedule announced, single-day tickets on sale now

    Riot Fest will return to Denver this fall with a lineup including the Cure, the National, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan and more. It will take place over three days, from September 19 to 21, at May Farms in Byers. Just now, the festival has announced each day's lineup and started selling single-day tickets ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Riot Fest 2014 lineup for Denver announced

    Riot Fest has just announced its 2014 lineup, and it features Slayer, The Cure, Wu Tang Clan, Die Antwoord and more. The festival will make its second appearance in Denver (well, technically Byers, where the host May Farms is located) from September 19 to 21. A limited number of early bird tickets a ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Slayer front man Tom Araya had some problems with the crowd in Denver

    The throngs of metal-heads at Slayer's sold-out Fillmore appearance may have been more excited for the show than Slayer's own front man Tom Araya. It was Slayer's first Denver stop since the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, and the well-publicized split with drummer Dave Lombardo, both in the las ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    The 10 best thrash metal bands

    Thrash metal flayed disco Kiss before binging on high speed guitars, rapid double bass drum and foul lyrics. The emergence of thrash in the early '80s poked fun at a hardcore fan base of metal historians worshiping at the alter of loud and slow. These thrash bands did the world a favor and took meta ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    The Devil Wears Prada: "We want to make an album that will mean something in fifteen years"

    The Devil Wear's Prada (due this Sunday, November 24, at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom) first came together in 2005. Formed in Dayton, Ohio, by members who came up in the local hardcore scene, the act is a Christian band, but it has never traded on that aspect of the band with any overt, ham-fiste ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    When musicians reconvene, it can often be as unpredictable as a high school reunion, but at least when band dudes get back together or merely rediscover their original inspiration, it's something to look forward to rather than dread. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best metal reunion/rivitaliz ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Dave Mustaine talks addiction, religion and having a personal relationship with God

    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 >>

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    July 17, 2013

    The ten biggest arguments in metal

    In the company of booze and a bowl, a metalhead's favorite pastime is arguing about all things metal -- the who, what, where, when, why and how something is the best of the best. These arguments typically end with someone spitting out of blood/teeth, bloody noses, fat lips and a cold can of beer on ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Ten most common metal subgenres examined

    Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be a confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. Thus why ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    R.I.P., Jeff Hanneman

    Oh, man, this week just isn't getting any easier. As we're still grappling with the two recent deaths that rattled our community this week, comes word of another significant loss. If you haven't heard yet, Jeff Hanneman has passed away at the age of 49. The Slayer guitarist reportedly died this morn ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 14, 2012

    The 25 coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts we saw last night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

    See also: - Review: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 8/13/12

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    July 9, 2012

    Anthrax and Slayer at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, Mayhem Festival, 7/8/12

    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 >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Charlie Benante is looking ahead rather than reflecting on Anthrax's thirtieth anniversary

    See Also: Sunday: Anthrax at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Joey Belladonna talks about Married...With Children and rejoining the band Scott Ian on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who and interviewing Ozzy Photos: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/19/11 Review: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/18/10 ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Municipal Waste

    Wednesday, April 11, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 970-482-8300.

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    February 28, 2012

    David Ellefson of Megadeth: "We had punk attitude with metal chops"

    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 >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Toxic Holocaust

    Sunday, February 19, Summit Music Hall, 303-487-0111.

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    December 20, 2011

    Have yourself a Merry dubstep Christmas

    ​Every holiday season, almost as sure as you can count on Christmas falling on December 25, you can depend on some obsessive, Griswold-wannabe somewhere crafting a lighting display that makes all the previous standouts from past years seem like also-rans. You know the type -- the kind that lit ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Chuck Billy of Testament on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, Reign in Blood and Gene Hoglan

    Testament​Testament (sharing a bill tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall with Anthrax and Death Angel) is one of the bands that make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5 (or Big 6, if the often overlooked Exodus were included). The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash move ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Ask William Breathes, Westword's pot critic, anything until 4:20 today

    William Breathes​Westword editor Patricia Calhoun left for vacation today. Predictably, the Westword office has deteriorated into a orgy of journalistic decadence. Beer is flowing like printer ink, and smoke is blowing through the HVAC.

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    February 15, 2011

    Best Coast and Wavves at Fox Theatre, 2/14/11

    Tom MurphyTour Banner at back of stage. Should've been a t-shirt.​ BEST COAST With Waaves and No Joy 02.14.11 | Fox Theatre Opening the show with "Ghost Blonde," No Joy provided the perfect blend of noisy garage rock and dream pop. The title track to the group's debut full-length is one of i ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    3 Inches of Blood

    Friday, February 11, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.

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    February 10, 2011
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    January 25, 2011

    The Big 4: Four reasons to extend your stay in Indio after Coachella that rhyme with Metallica

    Old school metal fans across the country are no doubt peeing themselves right now over The Big 4 (we certainly are). In case you happened to miss the big announcement on Facebook earlier today, four of the metal's venerable titans are going to be together on the same stage for the first time since ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Tonight: Halford at the Ogden

    ​Though Rob Halford still holds it down as the leader of Judas Priest, the enigmatic band leader has kept busy with several other music projects during his forty-plus years in music. With a vocal range that is unmatched, Halford has carried the crown as the living heavy-metal god through two d ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    The 20 bands that inspire tattoos like no other

    An average Misfits fan.​Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Behold this seizure-inducing Christmas display soundtracked by, uh, Slayer's "Raining Blood"

    ​Not to be outdone by that radiculous Guitar Hero display from last year, we happened upon another dude in SoCal who created this audacious light show soundtracked by Slayer. While we'd love to tell you how amazing it is, you're just going to have to watch it for yourself -- we're too busy sei ... More >>

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    November 14, 2010

    Danzig at the Ogden Theatre, 11/12/10

    The Danzig camp enforced a strict no photos policy last night at the Ogden. Pshaw! Who needs pictures when you've got Noah Van Sciver?​ DANZIG With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed 11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Members of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax remember Dio

    It was almost six weeks ago that metal legend Ronnie James Dio died and the tributes keep rolling in. Yesterday, a video appeared online that featured members of thrash mainstays Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax sharing their memories of the man. The video was originally recorded and broadc ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    Over the weekend: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake at the hi-dive

    Snake Rattle Rattle Snake With Treeverb, Cannons Friday, January 22, 2010 hi-dive Better than: Avatar. Seriously, that movie sucks. ​ Cannons opened up the show with a sound reminiscent of Fugazi, Archers of Loaf or any number of early post-punk bands. Bassist Eric Fuller, who also holds do ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Don't know how comforting Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre's new name is, but it certainly has teeth

    Aaron Thackeray​How do you take a venue that's already not all that appealing in the first place and make it even less so? How about hanging a handle on it that fans can't say (or even think about, really) without spitting out their soda? If you haven't heard yet, word came down this morning t ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    This just in: Slayer drops off KBPI's Midwinter Melee

    Update: Just received word from Live Nation that the entire show/tour has been postponed. No word on when it will be rescheduled, but tickets will be honored. ​Bad news if you had your heart set on being deafened by this wall of amps in a few weeks. The American Carnage tour, due at Magness A ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Q&A with Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse

    Alex Solca​Cannibal Corpse didn't invent death metal, but it has become one of the genre's definitive bands. Forming in Buffalo, New York in 1988, Cannibal Corpse quickly came to prominence due to its decidedly brutal music and horrifically detailed lyrics to match. From the beginning, Cannibal's ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Tech N9NE top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Tech N9NE's latest effort, K.O.D., grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row, while Slayer's new disc, World Painted Blood, came in second and Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 grabbed the third slot. Michael Jackson's This is It and Say Anything's new self-titled album rounded o ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Four is the magic number for Slayer and U2

    ​Dear, metal heads, prepare to be stoked: Slayer has unveiled the artwork for its forthcoming album, World Painted Blood, which is slated for release on Tuesday, November 3. While the music is sure to be dependably bludgeoning, the enticing aspect of this album is the fact that it will be issued w ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    The blog shortcut, September 15 edition

    Photo by Nancy LevineHolly Hartnett.​It's about that time. Today in Cafe Society: • Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue. • Under Fire: Caramel Groundhog Day. • Guess where I'm eating? • Denver's newest road trip: Interstate Kitchen & Bar. • Oktoberfest is for sale. Will some ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    And the winners of the Tauntaun tickets are...

    ​All right, the Tauntaun contest is over. Today's Friday, and we've picked the winners as promised. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was genuinely surprising to see how much everyone knows about Tauntaun, about the members past history, ie., what bands they've all played in (Sleeper Horse, Grace ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    June 17, 2009

    Q&A with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation

    The Suffocation piece running in this week's paper was culled from Phil Freeman's recent conversation with Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation. As with many of our other Rough Mixes features, there's far more to the story of this stalwart New York-based death metal band than there was space. As such, afte ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Aerosmith, Killers, Wilco shows announced

    There was a ton of action with concert announcements this week, especially some great shows at Red Rocks including Ween (Sunday, September 6), Wilco (Friday, July 3), the Killers (Wednesday, September 9), Lyle Lovett (Sunday, July 26) and Slightly Stoopid (Wednesday, July 15). Fiddler's Green roped ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 14 edition

    Thirsty? Today in Cafe Society: • Sketch introduces Wino Wednesdays. • Common Grounds left its liquor license behind in move. • The suit is slingin' Spud Bros. spuds! • Snarf's finally arrives in Denver. • Fear not, sleeved-blanketed drunks: The Denver Snuggie Pub Crawl is very much on. ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Record Store Day preview: Give the gift of Slayer

    For a desciption of "Psychopathy Red," the Slayer seven-inch arriving in time for Record Store Day, we turn once again to our friends at Vintage Vinyl. "The first new music since 2006's ferocious Christ Illusion, 'Psychopathy Red' is a blast of proper thrash metal by the band that invented it," they ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009


    Saturday, April 4, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.

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    August 5, 2004

    Shadows Fall

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

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