Suicidals Kill in 1982

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GARGA DEATH GRIND KAIJU, Second Round

Now available in GREEN: Japanese sculpture toys inspired by Shane Embury of Napalm Death here. "I am pretty honored to have a toy figure...

Les Flames d’Enfer

Qu'est-ce qui ce passe!? First, a goat-worshipping member of Sunn moves to France. Then in June, a wave of church desecrations and burnings in...

Strange Fruit

Black metal parodies are never funny..oh wait, this one is! Thanks PatD!

Somebody Get Me an Eye-Doctor!

Van Halen's battles with parking lot T-shirt bootleggers are legendary -- in fact, during the peak of the '80s Roth era, when the band...

When Ronnie Dio Attacks

I've spent some time with Ronnie James Dio, and he's as gracious and gentlemanly an elder statesman as metal could hope to have. Case...

Kazjurol: Bonded By Love = Total Fagersta

Not many people know this, because the launch date is still several months away, but I've started a small publishing company, and the second...

Whatever Happened to S.O.D.?

This very impressive Celtic Frost bro-down from September 2006 courtesy of Reed St. Mark's MySpace page. LINK

Van Halen IV

Like I've been saying for a while, the current Van Halen tour is not a reunion, it's a reunification between Roth and the Van...

Deathwish: Before Charles Bronson Came Deathwish

Here's a rollicking tape by a likeable British act from the late 1980s. Not to be confused with the Italian Deathwish, this quartet thrashes...

Dressing for Mars (A Clothes Encounter?)

What beats all the Halo-inspired Master-whatever Halloween costumes in the works? I wrote a short piece in this month's Popular Mechanics about MIT's efforts...

Ersatz Guitar God Goofs

Badly overdubbed parodies of guitar gods flubbing their solos have existed on YouTube for a while now -- the clam-handed Yngwie Malmsteen "lesson" is...

Wheels of Pure Fukkin’ Steel

Wheelchair-bound death metal survivor Jeff Becerra of Possessed, onstage in Europe 2007. Thanks: Metal-Experience.com

Prong: The Demon Thrashers of Stanton Street

Before the drum machines, remixes, and guest appearances, Prong was a very lonely metalcore trio from the Lower East Side of New York. Forget...

Van Halen: What to Expect

9qU7dzXNYzs There they are circa September 2007 -- the guy on bass is named Wolfgang Van Halen. Like any self-respecting metalhead, I have lots of hobbies...

Soothsayer: Canadian Terrorist Training

Foiled again! But that's perfectly okay -- I'm happy whenever a band or label wakes up and takes care of their own demo tape...

What’s Wrong With This Chick?

Oh, she was left to freeze to death on a sacrificial slab about 500 years ago atop Llullaillaco, a 22,000-foot mountain between what is...

Whiplash: Kings With the Axes

Looks like someone in Holland got wise and re-released Whiplash's 1984 Thunderstruk demo a few years back, and they're even keeping the CD available....

Out to Lunch

Greetings from the dungeons of Chateau de Chillon -- wish you were here? The demo cassette spools have stopped spinning for a couple weeks...

Everybody Needs Some

Today is the release date for Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga, my new book. The early reviews look good, and the book...