An Interview with Ben Weinman from The Dillinger Escape Plan: Face First

One of the things that has made Dillinger Escape Plan so successful is their perfect conflagration of the most visceral elements of punk rock, hardcore and heavy metal. No band in heavy music more adequately reproduces the chaos of their albums live than Dillinger Escape Plan. Between a disorienting light …

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Interview with Revocation: Slow Build

Revocation first appeared on the heavy metal radar at large in 2009 on the strength of their Relapse Records debut, Existence Is Futile. First branded as followers of the short-lived “thrash revival” movement, Revocation, however, was imbued with staying power that lacked in their contemporaries.

The Boston-based quartet plays …

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An Interview with The Ocean: Permanence

Few modern metal or progressive acts approach writing an album with the foresight or ferocious devotion to conceptualizing music than Germany’s The Ocean Collective. Led by visionary, lyricist and guitarist Robin Staps, The Ocean’s latest effort, Pelagial [released April 30 via Metal Blade], an aural journey from the surface to …

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Summer Concert Guide: If You Only Go To 20 Shows This Summer…

Soundgarden

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

July 8

One of the more interesting concerts this summer is the return of the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. The group was of the most successful acts in the ‘90s until they decided to call it quits while still on top of the world. More …

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