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Credit: Batillus - Cast

Offering outsiders a look at what’s going on in one of the louder corners of Brooklyn, practice-space cohorts (and soon-to-be tourmates) Batillus and Mutilation Rites are releasing a split 7″ More »


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Credit: Salome - Terminal

I gave some background info on crusty, cathartic Virginia-based sludge/doom trio Salome when vocalist Kat stopped through to discuss her day job as a massage therapist and a yoga instructor. More »


SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth… More »


Yesterday I saw 12 metal bands before High On Fire hopped onto the outdoor stage at the Mohawk sometime around midnight to make it a perfect baker’s dozen. A few… More »


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Credit: Quit Your Day Job: Salome

Salome is one of the most exciting bands in underground metal. We’re talking top 5. I booked the Virginia trio twice in a four month span for my old Show… More »


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… More »


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