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…

Photo Gallery: Warped Tour 2016 (Nick’s Journey)

First of all I would love to point out that anytime there is an all day music festival (Warped Tour, Mayhem, Ozzfest) It is always on the hottest day EVER! This years Vans Warped Tour was no exception and the temperature pushed 100+ degrees, it was a fight to the finish and the sun was…

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…

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…

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: 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: Warbringer @ Fubar (St. Louis, Mo)

Remember that time back in January when Warbringer, Enforcer, Cauldron and Exmortus all melted our faces in all very different, but some most excellent ways? Well, I finally got around to sorting all they way through them and editing them. What a fucking great show though, we started the night with Exmortus playing their Neo-Classical…

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…