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Meet Ken Kelly, the man behind the metal-est Phoenix cover ever

Meet Ken Kelly, the man behind the metal-est Phoenix cover ever

By now you've probably seen or heard that this week's Phoenix is the Metal Issue -- and it should come as a pleasant surprise for...
By Patrick McDermott  |  August 25, 2011

Review: Conan the Barbarian

Is Jason Momoa a future governor of California?
Blurry action scenes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2011

Review: The Sword | Warp Riders

Releasing a concept album is one of the diciest games a band can play — there's a thin, frail line between ambitious, intelligent storytelling and haplessly overdoing a bad idea.
Kemado (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  September 03, 2010

The Big Hurt: Reed goes to the dogs

More evidence of the sickening barbarity of America’s penal institutions: Lil Wayne is being hassled because officers found headphones and the charger for an MP3 player in his cell.
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 28, 2010

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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008

Coheed & Cambria

Fans of Coheed and Cambria’s fantastical hippie metal are given to proclamations like “They made their own style, no other band has ever been like them” and “Their shows are a life-changing experience.”
The Last Supper: Live at the Hammerstein Ballroom | Columbia
By KEN MICALLEF  |  December 28, 2006