Photo Album: Anthrax @ The Pageant (STL, MO)

The moment this show was announced, let alone on my birthday of all days, I knew it was going to be a night to remember. I am not going to write much about the show other than if you were able to catch a date of this tour then you know you caught one diverse,…

Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

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…

Concert Review: Devil You Know @ Fubar in St. Louis, MO (April 27, 2016)

Devil You Know, O.N.I., Hallow Point, Our Transfixion, Skydweller Fubar, St. Louis, MO April 27, 2016 Just as the New Wave of American Metal movement was kicking off in the early 2000’s, Massachusett’s Killswitch Engage found themselves without a vocalist after Jesse Leach abruptly left the band. After trying several different vocalists, including Phil Labonte…

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…

Album Review: Where Giants Once Stood – “.live above.”

The Toronto quartet Where Giants Once Stood aren’t wasting any time getting their name out there. Upon their inception in 2013 they are already planning the release of their second EP “Live Above.” (due out Sept. 2 via iTunes, Cd Baby, and BandCamp) A Self-released offering with a mix of guttural growls, screams and clean…