Interview with JOLLY: Just Like Their Name, Only Incredible

Progressive rock, perhaps above everything else, is a genre that most rewards subtlety and dynamics. For rising NYC-based prog luminaries Jolly, their 2011 opus, The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part I), released in March, is as complete as it gets.

Not only are the songs novel, imaginative and sincere, …

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Interview with Jus Oborn from Electric Wizard: Spine Tingle And Soul Burn

Their music is creepier than Christopher Lee overseeing an island of naked ‘70s pagan hippies, and for U.K. doomers Electric Wizard, that’s just how they want it. For nigh on 18 years, guitarist/vocalist Jus Oborn has refined one of the most individual and distinctive sounds in heavy metal, and that …

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Interview with A Life Once Lost: Back To The Underground

It’s been a while since the world at large has heard from A Life Once Lost. There was a time when the Philadelphia and South Jersey-based heavy metal collective made their living turning smiles into grimaces with face-contorting grooves, punishing riffs and flashing lights.

Fueled by their aspirations and driven …

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Interview with KIRK WINDSTEIN from CROWBAR: Severance Payoff

New Orleans outfit Crowbar are unparalleled legends of sludge, and an entire generation of metal, whether it be Killswitch Engage or Chimaira or Hatebreed, have taken influence from their mammoth riffs and unrelentingly downtrodden atmospheres. Their first album in six years, Sever The Wicked Hand, will no doubt prove …

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Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

One of the greatest photos ever taken. - Fred Pessaro, Brooklyn Vegan

BROOKLYN, NY—Much-hyped reunion shows from bands unappreciated during their time are often once-in-a-lifetime events, but in the New York area, it’s fairly common. You know, every few months. Sleep’s coming around? Must be time to change my toothbrush.…

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Sleep: Climbing Holy Mountain

Oakland’s gods of stoner metal return! The mighty Sleep will be hitting Brooklyn for two special performances at the Masonic Temple on Sept. 6 and 8, with a show in between in Philadelphia’s Starlight Ballroom. Their reunion is years in the making, and they’re only doing a limited …

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