Tagged: metal


The Year in Metal

Five albums from 2013 that hit us in the gut 2013 offered an embarrassment of riches to metalheads and dilettantes alike, with a surprising number of records that went Hulk-smashing through genre walls. Thanks in … read more »

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Death Metal Angola

A new documentary explores the rise of shredding in Africa From the magazine: ISSUE 88, October/November 2013 Huambo may be Angola’s second largest city, but it isn’t the most likely destination for a death metal … read more »

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Stream: Deafheaven, “Sunbather”

We got a first taste of Deafheaven‘s very monumental relationship to sound with “Dream House,” the thundering, 9-minute opener of the black metal-inspired San Francisco unit’s new Sunbather LP. The title track is a similarly … read more »

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Deafheaven, “Dreamhouse” MP3

In advance of their upcoming album on Deathwish, San Francisco metal trio Deafheaven just dropped a massive, nine-minute slab of noisy catharsis. With its violent blastbeats, mountainous guitar crescendos and soul-searing howls, it’s not too … read more »

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GEN F: Nails

“People have told me that I seem intimidating,” says Todd Jones, his voice a little sad. “It’s not an aspect of myself that I like. In fact, I really dislike it, because I’m a big … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2013 11:53AM IN GEN F TAGS: , ,
Pallbearer at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Day Party

Live: A Week in Metal at SXSW

To the delight of those jaded by the endless parade of indie rock upstarts and hip-hop swagjackers that usually populate the festival, the past few years have seen SXSW acquiring more of a metallic edge. … read more »

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Video: Liturgy’s “Returner”

Liturgy’s kaleidescopic new video for “Returner” is appropriately liturgic with hooded monks walking in and out of occultish patterns bookended by inverted crosses. According to the Brooklyn-based band’s primary songwriter, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, their brand of … read more »

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Schnipper’s Slept On: Horrible Things, Good Times

Each Tuesday, FADER editor Matthew Schnipper highlights an underappreciated release he thinks we need to know about. This week it’s Leviathan’s Massive Conspiracy Against All Life, again.. Listen to the album’s “Merging With Sword, Onto … read more »

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Freak Scene #44: Freak Scene Goes to Sunn O)))

In this week’s Freak Scene, Jamie Johns freaks (sorry) over the recent SunnO))) show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple.

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Video: Severed Ways Trailer

We won’t pretend to suddenly know everything there is to know about metal, but this trailer for Tony Stone’s new film Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America, which features a soundtrack including Morbid Angel, … read more »