Gallery: Behemoth, Myrkur at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.

May 15, 2016

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Sixx A.M.’s Nikki Discusses Life After Mötley Crüe, New Album, Prince

May 2, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly See original article here Although they’ve been together for almost 10 years, L.A. hard rock band Sixx A.M. has been steadily overshadowed by some of its members’ other major musical projects, including bassist Nikki Sixx’s predecessor Mötley Crüe and guitarist DJ Ashba’s Guns N’ Roses. Now that the Crüe has officially […]

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Jungle Rot video banned for “inciting dissention”

March 4, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice Metal Insider Earlier today, Wisconsin-based death metal band Jungle Rot informed the public via their Facebook page that their newest music video titled “Doomsday” was published and then taken down by the U.S. government, citing “dissention” (nope, not dissension). The video had been teased over the last few weeks before being immediately removed from […]

Gallery: Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom at the Palladium in Hollywood, Calif.”

March 4, 2016

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Thrash metal annihilators Megadeth eviscerated through Southern California’s Hollywood Palladium, one of Sunset Boulevard’s mainstay midsize venues, Sunday, February 28, 2016. Supporting the headliners were Suicidal Tendencies featuring Dave Lombardo on the kit and Finland’s melodic death metal heathens Children of Bodom invoking chaos to their legion of followers. Megadeth is currently on their trek […]

Female thrashers Nervosa are a product of Brazilian metal roots and the teachings of Lemmy

February 23, 2016

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Original article link here Brazilian heavy metal typically brings to mind infamous bands such as Dorsal Atlântica Sarcofogo, Hibria and thrash metal kings Sepultura. Although all of these Latin musicians were pivotal in the founding movement of thrash metal in Brazil during the early 1980s at the same time of […]

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Gallery: Nile, Empyrean Throne, Letum Ascensus at City National Grove in Anaheim

February 9, 2016

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Producer Steve Evetts Serves as Incite’s Sonic Shepherd

December 28, 2015

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By Rachael Mattice For the OC Weekly Published in print and online here It’s a humid night in Garden Grove, and Phoenix-based groove-metal band Incite are finishing a monthlong recording stint for their fourth full-length album at producer Steve Evetts’ Omen Room Studios. Nestled in a business-park setting away from the cramped street traffic, Omen […]

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Gallery: Slipknot’s Knotfest 2015 featuring Judas Priest, Korn, Mastodon and more

November 1, 2015

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Rob Halford talks Knotfest, Marine Corps and next Judas Priest album

October 23, 2015

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Original article featured here While some legendary metal acts are using this year and next year for farewell tours that will send their bands to the grave, others like Judas Priest have used these same years to refuel their tanks. Recently, they’ve tinkered the engine for another long ride with […]

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Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats Haunt Our Eyes and Ears

October 10, 2015

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By Rachael Mattice OC Weekly Original post featured on the OC Weekly website here If a serial killer education emporium like the Museum of Death in Hollywood played background music for lingering visitors, it would probably sound a lot like British cult quartet Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats. With the dichotomy of murderous lyrics, fuzzed […]

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