THE RODS – Cortland, NY 2005 Reunion

Long-overdue evidence here of the ear-shattering Winter 2005 hometown reunion gig by The Rods, featuring Ronnie Dio's cousin Rock Feinstein on guitar and vocals,...

Tony Iommi Signed My ’73 Gibson SG Special

I had a chance to have Tony Iommi, grand wizard of the horned Gibson, sign my battered SG last year, but I passed. I...

Incinerator: Hot Hot Heat

Global warming and 100-degree weather in the city this summer doesn't seem so bad compared to being incinerated and cremated for an eternity in...

Holy Terror: Lords of All Terror and Plagues

Here's a sure sign of a rescue mission -- when I popped this cassette from its case, the label flew off the tape with...

Anvil Bitch: Worst…Band…Name…Ever…

I know that's not exactly a raging recommendation, but for a time it seemed every banger on the block except me was shaking their...

Insecticide: Buggery & Thrashcore

Jetting along with punky speed thrash in the vein of RKL, Blacktask, and hometown heroes Slayer, INSECTICIDE is a textbook example of the 1987...

Defcon: Welcome to Demo-Lition…

The underpinnings of much of heavy metal's past are rotting away on cassette demo tapes, and we're here to help. Let the rare punk...