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The later, post-Optimus Prime death seasons of the original Transformers cartoon took place in the distant, futuristic year of 2006, when the Decepticons' most powerful weapon was Trypticon, an…   Read Story »
I spent the second week of March at SXSW, and I spent a pretty good percentage of my SXSW at metal shows. In truth, most of the people I talked to at the festival seemed to agree that this year's…   Read Story »
I'm at SXSW right now -- I literally just got back to the hotel after a blistering set by Power Trip -- and in most cases, I'd let new song premieres wait till next week, when I'm back at my desk at…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
In addition to Triptykon, Tom G. Warrior's post-Celtic Frost outfit (and keepers of one of 2010's best records in Eparistera Daimones), you'll also catch longtime Norwegian technical black metal…   Read Story »
Despite booking a series of metal shows in Brooklyn, I'm not really a show promoter, but when a particular tour or invented/imagined potential lineup seems particularly amazing, I pretend to be one…   Read Story »
In this installment I intentionally paired two longstanding bands who've shifted their approach/sound significantly during the course of their careers, not always to their fans' approval. Katatonia…   Read Story »