Interview with Ville Valo of H.I.M.
David Draiman explains where to find attractive women, how Evanescence takes a back seat to Device, and why it might be awhile for that Disturbed reunion.
For decades, Elk Grove Township was home to the sprawling headquarters of United Airlines and with it a spectacular outdoor swimming pool at the base of a hotel full of 22-year-old flight-attendant trainees. Ladies, who wants a suntan?
Chicago’s most enigmatic touring black-metal act performs (and practices) in head-to-toe paramilitary uniform.
If heavy metal is a religion (as thousands of people in the latest U.K. census claimed by writing it in as their faith), then who is God?
Paul O’Neill is finding it difficult getting into the Christmas spirit this year. The last of his guests arrived last night, and today they’re putting the finishing touches on the annual holiday lights display. The patriarch of the family is certain this year his lights will impress everyone who gets to see them. (Spoiler: He [...]
Attempting to make it as a New Yorker and failing carries with it a few stories. Here is a doozy: I once lived next door to an Irish nurse who would drop a bowling ball on the floor after midnight because she didn’t like the Brazilian couple downstairs. She threw boric acid on their child. [...]
It never fails. Friends grow up, record stores shutter, liner notes shrink, columnists retire, and servers get hacked. But one tried-and-true way of discovering underground music will always remain: the cover song. This writer had never heard of Death In June – possibly the darkest folk group – before Nachtmystium covered “Rose Clouds Of Holocaust” [...]
We’ve been on that path for many years,” says a voice seven hours in the future. In Sweden, it is already dark. Ola Lindgren, vocalist/guitarist of Grave, assumes nothing while fielding foreign questions in preparation of Grave’s North American tour with Morbid Angel and Dark Funeral. He is referring to the no-frills gravel road his [...]
Listen to enough U.S. talk radio these days, and one could believe he or she lives in the land of a vintage Vince Locke Cannibal Corpse album cover. On a pink Miami highway ramp lie two leaking men: one is stripped, ass-up, and stiff, bleeding out from a bullet hole in the back.
Five years ago on the day Nachtmystium signed its original North American publishing deal with Century Media, vocalist/guitarist Blake Judd planned his final escape from black metal. At his then home in suburban St. Charles, the frontman
Our July 2007 cover story on Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park focused on the increasingly limited role of lead guitarists in pop music. Les Paul and Jim Marshall have since died, meanwhile potential investors have been
Staring at the cover of Iron Maiden’s En Vivo! (UME) DVD — Bruce Dickinson exulting in front of what looks like Chile’s entire population — you get a vivid sense of metal’s enduring popularity, something dissected heavily in the book Metal Rules The Globe I reviewed in March.
The giveaway — apart from the byline and absence of Super Troopers references — that Trevor Fisher has been taking some deserved time off from IE has been zero babbling on one of three fronts: High On Fire, Superchrist, or Bible Of The Devil.
In an analogy that might only otherwise work for Long Island’s hockey community or the blue half of Merseyside, metal fans are the sports equivalent of White Sox fans. There’s an inferiority complex that transcends their so-called rivalry with regional — or, in this case, cultural — opposition, coupled with a stilted pride about doing [...]