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: Exmortus

As you can see from the date published of this article, today is Thursday, January 21, 2016. Tonight, at the St. Louis, MO venue Fubar, Los Angeles, California technical death thrashers Exmortus are scheduled to perform as openers, along with Cauldron, for Enforcer and Warbringer (also featuring local act Stormcaller). On September 15, 2015, Damnation Magazine…

Nick’s Top 10 lists

Well hey there everyone! Nick here, bringing you my top ten lists of 2015. Yes it says lists, you know its really hard when you are a fan of multiple genres to make just one top ten list. . . even harder at keeping those lists at just TEN!!! 2015 has been a great year…

Steve K’s Favorites of 2015

Favorite Albums of 2015 Black Fast Terms of Surrender Saint Louis thrash metal masters Black Fast released Terms of Surrender, their second full-length album, in August of 2015. Every time I put the CD in my car stereo or on my iPhone it plays on repeat for a while because whenever I feel like changing…

Band Interview: Sanctuary

Matt Albers In any other situation, sitting down to converse with someone who is wearing an unbuckled straightjacket may be considered out of the ordinary, perhaps even ill-advised. But within the metal community, when that individual is Warrel Dane, the situation could be considered unique, or only slightly odd from even the most unfamiliar perspective….

Photo Album: Sanctuary @ Fubar St. Louis, MO

Since the day this concert was announced what feels like almost a year ago, words could not express how excited I was. I have been a HUGE fan of Nevermore and while this is about Sanctuary, I had never gotten to see Nevermore live (they always cancelled).  Needless to say this was going to be…

Photo Album: Marty Friedman feat. Exmortus @ Fubar (St. Louis,MO)

Very seldom is there a tour that comes around with just TWO acts and no local bands are added to the bill. Even more seldom is it that the opening act is just as amazing live as the headlining act! Well Saturday’s show of Marty Friedman  featuring opening act Exmortus of LA met both those…

Music Spotlight: Dreadnought – Utopia (2013)

So, St. Louis while most of you were out enjoying the outdoor party that was Incubus and Deftones. . reliving your childhood (we were there too, don’t be ashamed). We metal heads missed out in a pretty epic underground Post Black Metal show by Denver, Colorado’s Dreadnought at Fubar St. Louis! We weren’t really familiar…

Band Interview: Holy Grail

Matt Albers Musical styles, sounds, and their corresponding scenes hardly ever remain consistent and untouched. New trends come and old trends go. Bands fixed into a specific genre lucky enough to maintain a strong fan base don’t have to consider breaking up or risk some kind of musical expansion or experimentation in order to continue. But just as new styles are…

Photo Album: Holy Grail live @ Fubar (St. Louis, MO)

It’s not very often that I would replace the actual headliners name with a different band, however on this occasion I find it appropriate as I didn’t photograph the headlining act. I really had no plans to as I am not a huge fan of Wednesday 13, however I would have stuck around and photographed…