Last week I had the pleasure of seeing my first show at The Smiling Moose on the south side of Pittsburgh to see some local talent. Entering the ...On April 2, 2014 / By John Frazier
Change is a constant theme in the progression of society. Changes in lifestyle, ideologies and technology all create room for society to progress and better itself. The same ...On March 5, 2014 / By Craig Roxburgh
I’ve been reading (and writing) articles that deplore the lack of originality in metalcore for years. It’s always ‘on its last legs’ or ‘a stale, stagnant genre’. The ...On January 23, 2014 / By Jeremy V.T.
There’s just something about metal heads. Their lack of tolerance for other genres of music is the stuff of legend, and sometimes to a ridiculous degree. Everyone’s seen ...On October 17, 2013 / By Jeremy V.T.
Roughly a few days after popping the question – no, not that question – prog-metal act Protest the Hero have raised just about 200k for their upcoming album ...On January 18, 2013 / By Jason Gardner
The rant starts out like this: Lars Ulrich, drummer of Metallica, basically says the metal community is up its own ass. This little tidbit obviously became the news ...On June 1, 2012 / By Sammi Chichester
Alright. Where to begin? At the risk of sounding like a total curmudgeon- the new Lou Reed and Metallica song, “The View,” is terrible. It will make you ...On September 26, 2011 / By Sammi Chichester
People were pissed at Metallica for cutting their hair, but it’s doubtful they can say the same to This is Hell. It’s their new single, “Black Mass,” that’s ...On September 2, 2011 / By Sammi Chichester