Band Interview: Epica

Matt Albers One of Europe’s strongest contributing scenes to metal in the past two decades has been all of the female-fronted symphonic metal acts. Bands that formed in the mid 1990s like Nightwish, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil started a movement of strong, beautiful, operatic female vocals and neo-classical symphonic elements juxtaposed over driving heavy metal guitar…

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…

Photo Album: Coheed & Cambria @ The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)

It’s not very often that you are booked to shoot a show last minute, especially one you forgot you had asked for a pass for. Two weeks prior to the Cohered and Cambria show at The Pageant, a coworker of mine had offered up a free ticket to the show which I gracefully accepted as…