Hoax the System: Corrections House, Werckmeister Harmonies @ Echoplex, 1/5/14

LA on a quiet night can seem oddly discordant, like the dull underbelly of a bright bug.  As I drove the dark, empty streets to my first show of the year,  I remembered that I began last year with Neurosis.   My head was awhirl as my car was filled with the sounds of Nachtmystium’s […]

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Slaughter of the Soul: Barge to Hell: Behemoth, Enslaved, Exodus, Mayhem, At the Gates, Napalm Death, Municipal Waste, Nachtmystium, Brujeria, Sepultura, and many more, Caribbean, 12/3-7/12

I have this thing where I’m really attracted to stuff that both excites me and freaks me out. So when, this summer, my friends and I decided to go on this metal cruise called Barge to Hell….to my friends all dropping out….to months passing with little thought of it or announcements of new bands on […]

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trash talk

Feast of the Damned: SXSW 2012 – Black Breath, Shining, Audrey Horne, Nachtmystium, Trash Talk, Gypsyhawk, Intronaut, The Atlas Moth, Hull, Holy Grail, Early Graves, Pallbearer, The Black Ryder, Speedwolf, and more

My previous two years of SXSW coverage have taken you on my journey show by show…but this year was a little atypical for me. Instead I’m gonna combine it all into one highlight reel. Before I begin, here are a few general thoughts about SXSW 2012: > Every year it seems like things are more […]

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Regency Ballroom

Black Meddle: Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium, Daniel Lion, 2/9/11eye @ the Regency Ballroom

Everything old is new again. As I removed the gum from my purse in preparation for the Regency Ballroom security guidelines, I laughed at how ridiculous it is. Regardless, I was excited to return to one of my old haunts in SF for a metal show. The experience wouldn’t have been complete if I didn’t […]

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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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Put the Pedal to the Metal / Pentagram, Nachtmystium, Hammers of Misfortune, Orchid @ DNA Lounge, 7/2/09

Whore for Satan put together a killer metal show last night at DNA. When I walked in, Orchid’s set was already underway. I had mixed feelings about this local band when I saw them back in Feb. ’08, but this time I thoroughly enjoyed their set. They had the cleanest sound of the evening. I […]

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