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Gallery: Watain, Destroyer 666, Degial @ The Fonda Theatre – 03/17/2018

April 14, 2018


  By Rachael Mattice For SoCal Music Today See the original post HERE Los Angeles black metal fans may have been disappointed to not have been anointed in blood or to have caught wafts of decaying pig heads typically present at many Watain shows, but they created their own chaos in the pits for a […]

Gallery: 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Enslaved @ The Observatory – 03/10/2018

April 14, 2018


By Rachael Mattice For SoCal Music Today See Original Post HERE Southern California metal fans packed The Observatory in Santa Ana on Saturday March 10 for the final stop of Decibel Magazine’s 2018 North American Tour featuring Norway’s Enslaved, Washington’s Wolves in the Throne Room, Denmark’s Myrkur and Colorado’s Khemmis. The steady rain and cool […]

Alice Cooper production trumps Motley Crue at OC’s Verizon Amphitheater

July 23, 2014


    By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly In the crowd for Mötley Crüe‘s last tour ever, it appeared that a huge slice of Orange County showed up for one last taste of the Sunset Strip circa 1985. Near the front of the stage, we waded through a sea of infatuated couples, pyro smoke and gray-haired […]

Nephelium-‘Coils of Entropy’

March 11, 2012


By: Rachael Mattice Featured on MetalTalk.Net On February 7, 2012, a death metal band has risen from the chronicles of numerous changes, and centered their expertise with congruent goals and vision to release their first album. Although it has taken them years to master their debut, Nephelium’s ten-year history has taken them on a rugged […]

Rachael Mattice’s Best of 2011

January 8, 2012


BEST METAL MEMORY: Unlike’s Tina who can say she gambled with Opeth in Vegas (I hope they bought her drinks), or in 2009 when I literally ran into Rob Zombie during Thunderkiss ’65 when my friend spilled her beer in my eyes, nothing real extraordinary happened for me in 2011. GIG: Rammstein’s North American Tour after […]

Lorenguard: ‘Eve of Corruption’ The Days of Astasia Part 1 – The Valiant Knight Overture’

January 8, 2012


BY: Rachael Mattice A photo can have a thousand meanings, a poem evokes re-examination for new interpretations and films are visual motion-driven manifestations of story art. Therein, music can be strictly devised for the same purpose of guiding a listener into a specific realm of fantasy, leaving open ends for the expansion of individual value […]

Ninjaspy- ‘No Kata’

October 19, 2011


 Ninjaspy ‘No Kata’ BY: RACHAEL MATTICE via: MetalTalk.Net US Correspondent If one has never listened to or even heard of a band before, predetermined judgment is made when eyeing the title and, therefore, the prophecy the group will be making for itself. When I read about Vancouver-based trio Ninjaspy, I immediately thought this was a […]

Summer Slaughter ’11- The Annual Gathering of Death Metal Extremists

August 9, 2011


Posted also on MetalTalk.Net By: Rachael Mattice Death Metal’s fastest growing tour brought insanity’s finest together again for the annual meeting of the underworld at Summer Slaughter 2011. The bestowed ‘Most Extreme Tour of the Year’ hit San Diego, CA on Saturday July 30 for one of the early destination dates. The nearly eight hour […]

Rammstein’s North American tour after 10 year absence

June 20, 2011


BY: RACHAEL MATTICE- Tour venue- Allstate Arena, Rosemont (Chicago), IL. May 10, 2011 After the unofficial ostracizing of the band from a prude United States public indecency violation during their last U.S. 1998 tour, the German industrial metal band Rammstein made their way back after a ten-year absence to promote their latest album “Liebe ist […]