Album Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer

Band: Heaven Shall Burn Album: Wanderer Release Date: Sept. 16, 2016 Label: Century Media Records If there is one thing we can say about Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn, its that they are fucking consistent! Ever since I caught wind of them with 2002’s Whatever it May Take, I have been nothing but floored by each…

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…

Album Review: DevilDriver – TRUST NO ONE

Matt Albers It’s been nearly two years since founding drummer John Boeklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick left California’s DevilDriver. Since then, vocalist Dez Fafara returned to his prior band, Coal Chamber, to release their fourth album, Rivals, on Napalm Records, amid extensive touring. The last we heard from the melodic death/groove thrashers was Winter Kills,…

Band Interview: Voivod

Matt Albers In the realm of music, but particularly rock and heavy metal, something described as “progressive” usually means that it is pushing the boundaries of modern sounds into new ground or horizons. Typically, this brings to mind thoughts and images of the future. One of the most influential bands to incorporate this technique within…

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…

Band Interview: Between The Buried And Me

The realms of progressive music and heavy metal have each had their own rich, unique histories. But, as those histories and cultures of music have shown, crossover experimentation is practically inevitable. The many bands and subgenres within the two umbrella terms have collaborated over the years, resulting in bands with their own unique styles, sounds,…

Band Interview: Nekrogoblikon

Matt Albers I don’t want to simply copy and paste my introduction from my last belated, overdue entry. But, if you read Angel’s interview with The Sword bassist Bryan Richie – as well as Nick’s photo gallery of their set at The Ready Room with Royal Thunder – the transition from the end of one year to the…

Band Interview: GWAR

Take it from us; if you’re fan of metal music, but especially if you also work in metal media coverage, intergalactic Scumdogs GWAR are, without a doubt, one of those bands that you tend to become aware of rather naturally. For three whole [Earth] decades now, GWAR has been literally and figuratively destroying fans, venues, and…

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…