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Looking Back On The Legacy Of D-Beat & 10 Years Of Disfear’s Masterpiece Live The Storm

Like the Bo Diddley beat or the Amen break, the D-beat is one of the foundational rhythms of modern music. This simple, pounding drum pattern,…
Phil Freeman | January 22, 2018 - 10:33 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2014

In July's Black Market, I wrote a long essay on the ways in which metal bands catfish their fans, and in that piece, I mentioned…
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2013

At the beginning of August, I drove eight or so hours -- solo -- from my home in Brooklyn to Toronto, Ontario to see At…
Michael Nelson | August 29, 2013 - 12:31 pm

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At The Gates – “A Stare Bound In Stone”

Leaving aside all the abject horrors of the real world, yesterday was the raddest: MLB Opening Day! Also? Giancarlo crushed two taters in his first…
Michael Nelson | March 30, 2018 - 10:57 am

At The Gates – “To Drink From The Night Itself” Video

At the risk of repeating something I said not five days ago: The Swedish melodic death-metal group At The Gates are maybe my favorite active…
Michael Nelson | March 2, 2018 - 11:28 am

At The Gates Announce New Album Details

The Swedish melodic death-metal group At The Gates are maybe my favorite active band in the world today. Their 1993 and '95 LPs -- Terminal
Michael Nelson | February 26, 2018 - 12:18 pm

The Lurking Fear – “Vortex Spawn”

It can be pretty hard to draw a meaningful distinction between "extreme metal" vocalists, even if you've got a decent familiarity with the genre. That's…
Michael Nelson | June 30, 2017 - 2:01 pm

At The Gates – “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)” Video

Last year, the Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates returned with At War With Reality, a shockingly good reunion album. Today, as PunkNews
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

At The Gates – “Death And The Labyrinth” Video

A majority percentage of my 2014 has been spent either anticipating or appreciating the new At The Gates album, At War With Reality, so it's…
Michael Nelson | October 17, 2014 - 2:13 pm

At The Gates – “At War With Reality”

At the beginning of 2014, I wrote about At The Gates, whose last record, 1995's Slaughter Of The Soul, is one of my very favorite…
Michael Nelson | September 22, 2014 - 10:30 am