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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
MP3 of the Week: "Phoenix Born of Fire, Vol. 1" -- 15-track Massachusetts metal comp

MP3 of the Week: "Phoenix Born of Fire, Vol. 1" -- 15-track Massachusetts metal comp


This week for our Metal Issue, BORN OF FIRE and the Boston Phoenix raised their swords together and compiled this killer 15-track homegrown metal compilation,...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 24, 2011
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Connecting the dots

Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
By MATT PARISH  |  June 05, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Phantom Glue, "Phantom Glue"

MP3 of the Week: Phantom Glue, "Phantom Glue"


This doesn’t happen very often, so brace yourself for the biggest MP3 of the Week trifecta ever: PHANTOM GLUE’s “Phantom Glue” off Phantom Glue. As...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
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No moves required

Some of us are just better off not shaking it in public. So here are a few recurring options for rad nights of music that require not an ounce of dance mojo on your part.
Club nights for ye who cannot dance
By MATT PARISH  |  February 26, 2010
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Photos: Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan and Raw Radar War

Photos of Jack Burton, David Lo Pan, and Raw Radar War at Born of Fire
Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan and Raw Radar War, live at Born of Fire at O'Brien's Pub, February 17, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 26, 2010