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: Black Crown Initiate

Early last month, Pennsylvania’s Black Crown Initiate graced us with their presence after nearly two years since their last time here. To say the show was nothing short of spectacular would be and understatement. The local openers from start to finish really helped build the crowd up for the main attraction of BCI. Starting off…

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 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…

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…

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…

Band Interview – Nile

Interview with Karl Sanders of Nile 01/25/16 at Fubar St. Louis.   Our very beautiful and oh so talented Angel sat down with Nile’s Karl Sanders a couple weeks back discussing anything from what they’d write about if not Egyptian Mythology, What its like having a younger musician like Brad in the band and old…