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Interview: Brendon Small finds his niche
Years before he cracked the dimensional barrier that separates the real from unreal by turning Dethklok, the lovably sociopathic stars of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse , into one of the most lucrative metal acts in both cartoonland and the material world
| April 27, 2012
2009: The year in local pop
When I think back on 2009, I feel the same pleasant discomfort you get at the end of a John Hughes movie, when suddenly all the jocks and dorks and punks are good friends. This year, hardcore denizens of time-worn niches came out of hiding and acted al
The '09 mixtape
| December 25, 2009
Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing
Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
| October 30, 2009
PODCAST: Dethklok foe Malcolm McDowell speaks [MP3]
Malcolm McDowell at Rock & Shock 2009Starting tomorrow, metal worshipers will be descending on the House of Blues for two nights of "mind-throttling chasm-fording riff...
| October 26, 2009
When you get down to it, most music is an attempt to create auditory allegories for our life experiences, whether they’re joyous Maypole dervishes or nightmarish St. Vitus’ dances of doom.
Mastodon, High on Fire, and Dethklok lead metal’s latest charge
| October 23, 2009
An unstoppable force
Appreciation of Converge is one of those things that comes after you stop trying too hard, like driving stick without stalling at the red lights.
This time is (once again) right for Converge
| October 16, 2009
Heaviest tour ever: Dethklok. Mastodon. High on Fire. Converge. Coming Fall 2009.
Holy fuck. This is some "had a dream last night that they put this crazy tour together" type shit. Since all the great metal tour names...
| August 04, 2009
Ragnarök and roll
Amon Amarth are but the latest assault of the Viking æsthetic on our pop culture’s collective psyche.
Great moments in culturally appropriated Viking history
| October 15, 2008
Where does “common sense” get off telling me that I’ll never meet, interview, or see William Murderface perform, just because he happens to be a cartoon?
Dethklok lay waste to Worcester, diss Cambridge
| July 01, 2008
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