Concert review: Blaze Bayley @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Following Bruce Dickinson’s departure from Iron Maiden in 1993, the band recruited Wolfsbane frontman Blaze Bayley. With Maiden’s reputation largely built on Dickinson’s characteristic high-register wails and charismatic stage presence, the switch to Blaze’s baritone belting and static stage presence proved to be detrimental to the band’s popularity at the time. With Maiden, Blaze recorded…

Photo Gallery: Galactic Empire @ Fubar

Theres nothing nerdier than watching grown men dressed up as Star Wars characters and playing songs from the movies in a very in your face, heavy as fuck manor! Upon finding out about Galactic Empire a few months back, I grew very excited about the fact that I might get to one day, witness their…

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

Hello ladies and germs, it has been a while since I, Nick, have posted anything on the page. Things have been pretty crazy, my fiance and I had to move a bit sooner than we anticipated into a new apartment, due to a shitty landlord. That caused me to get a little backed up on…

Band Interview: Fit For An Autopsy

Jake Janitch, Nick Licata, Steve Kruczyk, Matt Albers The extreme metal subgenre continues to bring us new and unique acts that stand out among trends that may come and go. New Jersey’s Fit For An Autopsy is not your typical “death-core” outfit. The extensive background of each member bleeds into their creative process and out…

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

It’s not too often that the right local acts are thrown on a bill to open up for some touring acts in St. Louis. However there are those few select shows where someone got their head out of their ass and did it right. When I went to see The Faceless at Fubar a couple…

Band Interview: Hallow Point

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk The metal community of the St. Louis, MO-region has experienced a resurgence in recent years. This is particularly true when it comes to the underground subgenres. More melodic, accessible styles have also seen their own success in our area, as well. While metalcore has been on a bit of a decline…

Band Interview: Devil You Know

Matt Albers, Steve Kruczyk Side projects are nothing new. As long as there have been bands, there have been opportunities for musicians to collaborate with one another. One of the most famous types of side projects – or infamous, depending on who you ask – is the “super group.” This is when each member of…

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

The mighty Abigail Williams came back to see us recently on their tour where they played only songs off the first couple albums. This was a show not to be missed, well tour really. It was great to see Ken and crew playing all the old school stuff that everyone loves. I missed the first…

Band Interview: Warbringer

Matt Albers Ask any die-hard metal fan from just about any time period which movement of their favorite genre of music was the most important, and chances are pretty good that they’ll at least mention the thrash movement of the 1980s. The speed, ferocity, and aggression of the music, coupled with dark, vivid lyrics of…