Photo Gallery: Sunn o))) @ The Ready Room (STL, MO 6/6/16)

Anticipation grew as soon as this show got announced and I was finally going to get to see the lords of Drone music, Sunn o))). I never really listened to them, but just hearing about their shows, the loudness and the cathartic release that comes from their set enthralled me enough to add them to…

Concert Review: The Contortionist @ Fubar (April 29, 2016)

The Contortionist w/ ENTHEOS and Sleepmakeswaves Fubar in St. Louis, MO Friday, April 29, 2016 The variety of styles and sounds that make up the sub-genres of heavy metal means there is probably a band out there that meets an individual’s musical tastes no matter what flavor they prefer. With iPods, iPhones and “clouds” that…

Photo Album/Concert Review: Sumerian Records 10th Anniversary Tour

It’s crazy to think that Sumerian Records tenure in the U.S. metal scene has only lasted 10 years, from 2006 to 2016. The inception of the annual Summer Slaughter Tour in 2007  brought several new metal acts such as The Faceless and Born of Osiris in its inaugural year as Sumerian Records quickly began climbing the ranks…

Photo Gallery: Cannibal Corpse @ The Ready Room (St. Louis)

It’s not too often that a tour package gets announced with two of the heaviest hitting Death Metal acts out there alongside to strong up and coming bands, that isn’t a festival of some sorts. Very early this year the tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy and Abysmal Dawn was announced and soon thereafter was…

Photo Gallery: Taake @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Seeing a Norwegian Black Metal show in St. Louis is something of a rarity, so when one is announced, it is pretty much a given that you have to go. Especially if you want more of these shows to happen more often, making the ones that do come around do well helps. The second Taake…

Photo Album: Warbringer @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Remember that time back in January when Warbringer, Enforcer, Cauldron and Exmortus all melted our faces in all very different, but some most excellent ways? Well, I finally got around to sorting all they way through them and editing them. What a fucking great show though, we started the night with Exmortus playing their Neo-Classical…

Photo Album – Nile @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

When it comes to Technical Death Metal, many bands come to mind, one that probably everyone can think of when the topic is brought up is South Carolina’s Nile. Nile has been going strong for over 20 years, and though they have had quite a few lineup changes in the past it doesn’t look like…