Interview with Napalm Death: The Fire Still Burns

Extreme metal has always been a fluid genre that has seen trends come and go within a matter of months (Crabcore, anyone?). However, some bands have a way of sticking around without overstaying their welcome. Since they first annihilated the music industry with albums like Scum, Napalm Death has …

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An Interview with Napalm Death: The Utilitarian’s Dilemma

Few bands could take a simple pejorative like scum and make it the name of an album that would serve as the blueprint for an entire sound. There is no denying that Napalm Death helped to validate grindcore with the release of Scum. They could have easily rested on …

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Interview with Tomahawk: The Odd Ones Out

Good birthday presents are few and far between, but Oddfellows was definitely one of the best ones I’ve ever received, and this is compounded by the fact that it was released on my birthday back on the blustery day of Jan. 29, 2013. The long-lived American purveyors of transmogrified rock …

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Interview with Boris: Unstoppable Realities

Japan is known for a lot of cool things, some more badass than others: self-cleaning toilets, giant robots, wide-eyed anime girls and Obama action figures (I’m not kidding about that last one), but as cool as that stuff may be, it all pales in comparison to one of their not-so-hidden …

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Interview with Absu: The Black Legend

“American” and “black metal” aren’t two things that are often said together, but whenever they are, you can bet that Absu will be the subject that brings these two disparate strangers together.
Ever since the first wave of black metal exploded like a rusty nail bomb in the face of …

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An Interview with Rick Smith from Torche: The Path

Torche are something of an anomaly in the rock and metal circuit. Often classified as sludge, these American songsmiths have an appeal that carries them beyond “flavor of the month” genre classifications and entrenches them in the land of awesome hooks and aggressive riffs—a place where so many bands wish …

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An Interview with Action Item: Taking Flight

Bergen County’s very own Action Item have been everywhere but their native soil over the past few months. The New Jersey-based rock group formed somewhat out of happenstance. The various members grew up in Bergen County, but they weren’t always as familiar with one another as they all are now. …

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Tombs @ Saint Vitus Bar

BROOKLYN, NY—Metal bands tend to go for names that embody the dark aesthetic that coincides with the genre; Autopsy and Morbid Angel are perfect examples of this. Some even go as far as to create a new word to represent their Miltonic attempts at recreating how hostile metal can be. …

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Record Store Day: A Guide To The Many Limited And New Releases

Oh, Record Store Day, how I love thee as much as my wallet loathes thee. There is probably a holiday for just about everything one could want, gifts, uprisings, animals, Presidents and now a music holiday; Record Store Day. Everyone likes having music, so it’s only befitting that there should …

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Interview with Paul O’Neill from Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Epic Tales

You know that feeble feeling you get when you meet someone who is far beyond you in terms of intelligence and accomplishments? Well, Paul O’Neill would be that guy if he weren’t so damn nice. Between masterminding Trans-Siberian Orchestra and knowing an intimidating amount of history, this guy has most …

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