Fire In The Sky: Hypocrisy @ DNA Lounge, 5/16/10

With 5 minutes to spare, I walked into the much more sparsely crowded, heavier atmosphere of the DNA Lounge to see Hypocrisy. I was supposed to see Hypocrisy last year with Ensiferum, but due to visa issues, they had to drop off the tour. They were actually supposed to do the tour with Children of […]

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Grrl P0w3r: otep, Bury Your Dead @ DNA Lounge, 3/30/10

I walked into DNA Lounge to the growls of Through the Eyes of the Dead. Past the busy pit action, I made my way to a perch in the balcony. I had seen the prominent display of two members of this band wearing Meshuggah and Behemoth shirts on their MySpace page photo and set a […]

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Deoxyribonucleic Acid: Pentagram, Ludicra, Slough Feg, Orchid @ DNA Lounge, 3/24/10

“I think I can, I think I can…” I stood in front of the bathroom mirror giving myself a pep talk before departing for DNA. I reapplied my eyeliner extra thick so that no one could see the sickness in my eyes. There was no way I was missing this show, which was essentially part […]

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Speed Eraser: The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Beneath the Massacre @ DNA Lounge, 12/13/09

I could describe my final metal show of the year at DNA Lounge as one giant blur that sounded like a tape being eaten by a player that is being eaten by a growling bear and leave it at that. But since many people don’t even know what a tape being eaten by a player […]

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Metal Sludge: EYEHATEGOD, Stormcrow, Brainoil @ DNA Lounge, 12/11/09

It may be five days later, but we’re essentially picking up right where we left off. Cold. Rain. Slightly incapacitated HRC. DNA Lounge. Metal show. Which is perhaps why the doorman no longer really needs to look at my ID nor give me the flyer for the next one (cuz he knows I’ll be there), […]

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Cold As Death: Marduk, Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Black Anvil, Merrimack @ DNA Lounge, 12/6/09

The story really began Sunday afternoon when I purchased a drink at the airport and got back $6.66 in change: I’m flying back from Las Vegas. We’re beginning the descent into SFO, when the most excruciating pain hits me. This head cold led to ear issues, and suddenly, I can’t hear in my right ear. […]

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Far Beyond Driven: Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, The Amenta, Augury @ DNA Lounge, 11/25/09

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving… I had anxiously been waiting for Vader- the other Polish metal band- to come to town after becoming obsessed with Behemoth this summer. However, when the show was downsized last week from the Regency Ballroom to DNA Lounge, I began to expect a drive by performance- a small crowd, a […]

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Totally Folking Metal : Ensiferum, Blackguard, Lazarus A.D. @ DNA Lounge, 11/19/09

My night, like this tour, didn’t start off well. While immigration issues forced Hypocrisy and Ex Deo off this tour, list issues almost had me turning around and going back home. When I was greeted with that look and “I’m sorry but you are not on the list”, I almost left. Two times this week […]

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This Shit Will Fuck You Up – Combichrist, Informatik, Everything Goes Cold @ DNA Lounge, 10/25/09

I couldn’t go to see Zombichrist and not dress like a zombie. So I threw on some makeup and scared some neighbors on my way out and some tourists on my way into DNA Lounge. Everything Goes Cold started as soon as I had perched myself in the balcony. They sounded ok….neither offensive nor mind […]

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Metal Morsels: Kylesa, Saviours, Bison b.c., Kowloon Walled City @ DNA Lounge, 10/1/09

It’s my second night at DNA Lounge this week, and my second of three nights with a four band line up. That’s a lot of music. First up tonight are local up-and-comers Kowloon Walled City. I saw KWC earlier this year, and they really impressed me. They have a unique sound that’s heavy as fuck. […]

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