Recoil: A month off in Asia and Australasia

Recoil: A month off in Asia and Australasia

Well, the two month sabbatical is over. With the exception of writing a couple GRAMMY blogs from Cambodia and New Zealand, I kept off the computer as much as possible. Did I completely escape from thinking about music like I was going to write about it for two months? Hell no! – As I was […]

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 Music History Lesson in Nash Vegas & Memphis

Music History Lesson in Nash Vegas & Memphis

As the one year anniversary of my mother’s death approached, I knew I needed to do something to distract me. When a trip to go see the bestie in NYC fell through, a conversation that took place while purchasing a commemorative bottle of Motley Crue Jack Daniels at the Sunset Strip Music Festival resulted in […]

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 MJØD (Mead): Kvelertak @ University of London Union, 4/20/11

MJØD (Mead): Kvelertak @ University of London Union, 4/20/11

The first thing I did when I woke up on the 20th of April needs no explanation whatsoever: Stonehenge: so iconic within the metal world. While the structure itself isn’t exactly as innately impressive as many of the others I saw on my trip: The Coliseum, The Pantheon, Pompeii; it’s when you stand back, use […]

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 Metamorphosis | Evile studio visit, Kettering, England 4/18-19/11

Metamorphosis | Evile studio visit, Kettering, England 4/18-19/11

“I search among the layers Reaching beyond what lives out there These trials I have to take I tread the wild lands awake I’ve been where others dwell They know not where I go Possessed by deeper sense Eternal life a quest intense” ~Metamorphosis, Evile It was exactly one year ago to the day that […]

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 Den Siste: Black Metal Norway

Den Siste: Black Metal Norway

As a child, I had an unhealthy obsession with horror films. From epic thrillers like The Shining, classics like Psycho, cult favorites like Evil Dead, the sequeled to death Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the Thirteenth, to slasher films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, anything that looked interesting at the video store, like Chopping Mall, […]

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 Wilderness Heart: Black Mountain, Spindrift @ Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway, 4/12/11

Wilderness Heart: Black Mountain, Spindrift @ Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway, 4/12/11

Somewhere between getting out of paying 100 Euro in baggage overages to Ryan Air for the second time, and spying my first Viking-looking Norwegian plane mate, I got little-girl-on-Christmas-morning excited. Unfortunately, when you travel alone, there isn’t anyone to share your excitement with….and I had banned myself from my iPhone for the most part. When […]

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