Kirk Hammet

Through The Never: Orion Music + More / Metallica, Eric Church, The Sword, Baroness, Landmine Marathon, Ghost, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kyng, and more @ Bader Field in Atlantic City, 6/23-24/12

Hi. I’ve already got a piece up on GRAMMY.com about this…but it had to be edited down and there was just too much to say about this weekend. So here’s more. 1. Traveling to Atlantic City takes too long for people who live in most of the world. Also, Atlantic City is evil, and not […]

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The Hurt That Finds You First: Meshuggah, Baroness, Decapitated @ Emo’s, 5/1/12

“You’ve been here as much as me this week!” the security at the door of Emo’s tells me. Yeah…. It’s been a while since I’ve frequented a venue so much that I have ‘a spot’…it’s like my San Francisco days all over again. Decapitated’s grooving tech-death metal got the crowd riled up early on. I […]

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8 x 8: Mastodon, BTBAM, High on Fire, Baroness, Priestess, Valient Thorr, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. @ The Fox Theater Oakland, 5/8/10

8 bands. 8 hours. Mastodon. Bison. Black Cobra. At the Fox Theater. Baroness. Priestess. Thor(r). Fire. And one other thing that didn’t fit. These are the kinds of connections my brain was making in the down time between sets at The Missing Link show. This one-off show, where two tours collided, was a monstrous metal […]

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Instru-metal: Baroness, Earthless, Iron Age @ Bottom of the Hill, 12/2/09

Let me begin with a quote from a recent thought/anger provoking article written by Stewart Voegtlin of the Village Voice: “A bizarre triangulation of that divide—a shameless glitz-and-tits approach to faux-anthemic blockbuster melodrama masquerading as elite-approved Art for Art’s Sake—plagues “metal” these days, as decidedly “un-metal” folks play “headbanger” by night in a host of […]

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