Hater at Work

I'll try to keep this short. Use "Search Inside" on Amazon on the link below if you really want to get into it. A weird...

Bullets Over Times Square

This is Megadeth's new boxset Warchest beaming down over Times Square NYC with 10-foot high bullets. I wrote the essay that wraps all 4...

Soviet "Metal" Band Pisses Everybody Off

Russian readers will see Sergei "Spider" Troltsky in his Hitler outfit and instantly recognize the most ludicrous hard rock act ever: Korrozia Metalla! As...

Van Halen Tour Press Conference Report

Kevin Estrada, the main photo contributor for Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga, just called on his way out of the Van Halen...

Van Halen Saga: Chapter One

My book Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga shipped from the factory this morning, so in a few days all my questions will...

Fell in Love (With a Stormtrooper)

Not sure how this all started, but here it is. LINK.

Casbah: “Cheated by Pose, All Left Are Bones!”

If the name Casbah doesn't summon images of zealous Japanese thrashers dressed in camo fatigues, you aren't alone -- the band has become one...

Paul Stanley’s Lousy Paintings

Paul Stanley of Kiss is going through his "blue-fauvist-whee-this-is-fun" period as an artist. It's fun to watch a creative spirit grow and learn --...

Marooned With Maiden

I wrote an essay on Iron Maiden's Killers for the new book Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs. It was easy to...

Atomic Opera: Lost in Florida

I reached for a '90s death metal demo, and instead grabbed this winning example from 1985 of what can only be called the NWOFHM:...

Jailed Filipino Michael Jackson Zombies

The ante for most metal video ever has just been upped. Here are 1499 inmates from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center terrorizing...

Metal Dude Wearing Non-Metal Tee #1

This series is basically meant to blow your idea of "hipster metal" dress codes out of the water. I need to protect my right...

Hyste’riah: The Tragic Tale of Swedish Thrash

Great news in Grimpoint today, as it looks like my publishing imprint Bazillion Points will be printing the amazing Swedish Death Metal book in...

Coalition of the W!77iN6

This notice isn't for all of you, only the self-selecting few who appreciate Sun City Girls, Trial of the Bow, Tribes of Neurot, Borbetomagus,...

Chthonic at Ozzfest Debut

The first free Ozzfest is today at White River Amphitheater in Seattle. Jose and Mario from Sirius Hard Attack are there handing out T-shirts...

Cremains: Warriors of Ice, The Next Generation

One of the first futuristic necro-tribes spawned in the wake of Voivod's mid-80s ascent from Montreal, the thrash squad Cremains combined the Voivod vision...

Hetfield or Hezbollah?

In honor of James Hetfield's alleged meet and greet with airport security officials in London, where the UK bombsniffers reportedly mistook his new Tom...

Possessed: “Sounds Kinda Satanic.” “Well, it is!”

Possessed: "Sounds Kinda Satanic." "Well, it is!"

Shining Schuldiner

"Some of you might not know this, but we have a new record out on Combat Records. It's all about corrupt religion. This is...

Assassin: “Deathly Pain to Frau Krause”

I don't know who Frau Krause is, or Herr Keul or Frau Schultz, but they must be pretty horrible people to deserve wishes of...