The Heavy: Les Discrets – Remembering Forgotten Arias

Being a fan of the first Les Discrets album, 2010’s Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées, I was thrilled to find out the German label Prophecy Productions was releasing a follow-up early this year. The French post-black metal trio’s sophomore outing is Ariettes Oubliées…, which leads them further into …

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The Atomic Bitchwax @ School Of Rock

EASTON, PA—Oddly enough, when I found out my New Jerseyan hometown heroes The Atomic Bitchwax were doing a show at the School Of Rock in Easton, Pennsylvania, right across the border, I knew exactly where the spot was. I’d never been to the School Of Rock before, and so far …

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The Heavy: Interview with Joey Toscano from Dwellers

Salt Lake City trio Dwellers made their debut at the end of January in the form of Good Morning Harakiri (Small Stone), an album that takes its name from the Japanese suicide ritual—otherwise known as “seppuku”—that involves one cutting open one’s own stomach while a trusted compatriot waits to strike …

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Interview with Blut: Drop Out And Kill

Lo-fi British duo Blut make their home in fucked-up drone and doomed riffing, working hard to sound as inaccessible as possible at any given moment. This is completely on purpose. The band’s warped vision of psychedelic extremity feeds into an overall perspective that is disaffected and hinting at a core …

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The Heavy: New Year’s With Clutch

Clutch/Corrosion Of Conformity/Earthride

The Trocadero

December 31, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA—New Year’s Eve with Clutch, C.O.C. and Earthride—sometimes life just provides you with easy choices. I mean, really, there was no way in hell I was going to miss this show. My wife and I packed into the car early to …

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Interview With Eric Wagner: Doomed And Doomed Anew

It was a shock when Trouble vocalist Eric Wagner split from the long-running and influential Chicago classic doom outfit. The band’s much-awaited album, Simple Mind Condition, had finally been released, and when Wagner announced he’d begun a new solo acoustic project called Blackfinger, heavy metal eyebrows across the world …

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Black Cobra, Zoroaster, The Body @ St. Vitus Bar

BROOKLYN, NY—Sunday inevitably rolled around after seeing Kyuss Lives! on Saturday and Cortez/Mighty High on Friday, and where one tour was ending, another was just getting started. This time it was Black Cobra, emerged from under the Kyuss banner’s black rainbow/bird color scheme, taking on the role of headliner on …

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Interview with Scott Hill from Fu Manchu: Still Searching

SoCal fuzz rockers Fu Manchu released their landmark In Search Of… album in 1996, which—in case you’re reluctant to do the math because of how it relates to how long you’ve been out of high school—was a full 15 years ago. To honor the occasion, the four-piece are taking the …

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Interview with artist Joe Wardwell: Sunset Going Down

The above headline, “Sunset Going Down” is a phrase taken out of context from my interview with Massachusetts-based painter Joe Wardwell. Wardwell, as it happens, uses a similar methodology in his work, painting the kinds of quintessential American landscapes he saw growing up on the border of Washington and Idaho, …

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Interview with Tony Aguilar from Totimoshi: Vengeance For The Curs

Formed in Oakland in the late ‘90s and since relocated to Los Angeles, heavy rocking trio Totimoshi have been chipping away a niche for themselves all throughout their career. Their songs are among some of the most distinctive in all of the American underground, and founding guitarist/vocalist Tony Aguilar and …

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