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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2011

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and shifted my usual Top 30 to a Top 50. (Sure, the different between No. More »

By: brandon / December 21, 2010

Ludicra – “In Stable”

As often as I listen to it, I keep finding new layers and sounds in Ludicra's The Tenant, the crusty San Francisco black metal band's great followup to 2007’s Fex Urbis Lex Orbus. As I said when I interviewed drummer Aesop Dekker, also of Agalloch, the new one is their most complete, captivating album… More »

By: brandon / March 5, 2010

Haunting The Chapel No. 5

In March, longstanding crusty, female-fronted San Francisco black metal quintet Ludicra are releasing The Tenant, the excellent followup to 2007's Fex Urbis Lex Orbus. I was a fan of the last one, but The Tenant is their most complete, captivating album to date. I give more detailed thoughts on the collection in the following interview… More »

By: brandon / January 22, 2010

Haunting The Chapel: The 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009 (Plus Dozens Of Guest Lists)

Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff turning fuzzy and falling into the background, the favorites cementing themselves in your brain and eardrums. Or maybe… More »

By: brandon / December 19, 2009

Haunting The Chapel No. 3

As I mentioned in the last installment, this edition of Haunting The Chapel features an interview with towering Gaza vocalist Jon Parkin (I'm 6'5", he's 6'7", so he earns "towering," for sure). Parkin is a smart, intense guy who has a smart, intense way with words: We wanted this record to pick you u… More »

By: brandon / December 11, 2009