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Rule return to their heavy-metal roots
It's a Wednesday afternoon in Boston, and what feels like the most brutal thunderstorm of the summer is rolling into town.
| August 03, 2012
Mapping Iron Maiden’s legacy in metal
Music is a universal force — able to foment revolution, sell culture, and communicate ideas both specific and diffuse.
Eddie with Mickey ears
| June 22, 2012
Interview: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick
You know you've made it to rock’s Big Time when interviewers catch you as you're boarding a jet, instead of loading the tour van. And although Athens, OH's Skeletonwitch didn’t happen to be boarding their own Iron Maiden-like 747 when we reached them,
Catching up with Demi Lovato’s favorite metal band
| February 19, 2010
Much of the early backlash that followed the Strokes' meteoric rise had to do with the idea that a '00s punk revival couldn't be spearheaded by a band of moneyed prep-school twerps — as if boarding school and rock stars didn't go together like marmalade
Rock's rich history of boarding-school brats
| January 08, 2010
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
Music Seen: Ogre's farewell show
It's never easy saying goodbye to a friend.
At Geno's, September 12
| September 25, 2009
Recently selected as one of 17 regional artists to exhibit at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park's Biennial in January 2010 (alongside fellow Mainer Randy Regier), and awarded a grant from the Maine Arts Commission in support of her interactive sc
Greta Bank talks priorities and realities
| July 31, 2009
Rock of the ages
The year 1983 was a heady time for metal. Many a successful career got jump-started with a prominent release: Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil , Def Leppard's Pyromania , Dio's Holy Diver , Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind .
Dark horses of the '83 metal frenzy
| July 24, 2009
Long way to the top
"I wanted longevity, even if it meant obscurity."
The belated glory of Anvil
| July 24, 2009
Music seen: Pixies vs. Sonic Youth at Empire
The Clash of the Titans has become a Portland staple over the last three years. Since shifting from the Big Easy to the Empire this year, the Tuesday tradition has lost none of its crowd-pulling potential.
Sublime musical match-ups
| June 12, 2009
Music seen: Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter
Ah, Batshelter. What exactly are they? Punk, metal, a little of both, or something far more complex? Whichever, they've developed quite the following in the past few months.
Clubber Lang, Antiseptic + Batshelter at Geno's, April 10
| April 17, 2009
Another Nail in the coffin
Big Coffin Hunters are no big fans of McCain/Palin, the Bushies, or neo-cons, either, and their new album, Drive Another Nail , manages toss in a little political commentary amongst fun macabre metal tunes.
A driving new album for Halloween and Election Day
| October 29, 2008
Pigboat + Bat Shelter + Full Contact Kitty
Belfast art-monsters Full Contact Kitty took the stage around 10:15 pm with a heady brew of dissonant chords and droning feedback.
Music seen at Geno’s, September 19, 2008
| September 25, 2008
The numbers of the beast
As a million fingers air-guitared frantically, Maiden put on a fireballing motherfucker of a show.
Iron Maiden at Comcast Center, June 20, 2008
| June 23, 2008
Photos: Iron Maiden in Boston
With the staff split down the middle between last night's gigs by Polvo and Iron Maiden, we electe...
| June 21, 2008
Photos: Iron Maiden in Boston (2008)
Rev. Aaron photographs Iron Maiden, live at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, on June 20, 2008.
June 20, 2008 at the Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
| June 21, 2008
It’s a ridiculous album, sure, but also the most grandiose metal record likely to be released this year.
Nostradamus | Epic
| June 17, 2008
Throwing dice, taking names
Let’s say your band are named the Sword, your albums have titles like Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth , and your latest single is “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians.” Would these count as hazardous levels of irony?
The Sword is +20 awesome
| May 12, 2008
From the first monster-metal riff and warlock scream, it’s pleasantly obvious where Dead Child are headed on their full-length debut.
Attack | Quarterstick/Touch and Go
| April 29, 2008
Going on sale: March 28, 2008
Alicia Keys, Joe Lally, Ryan Adams, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| March 25, 2008
The Big Hurt: This week in free stuff
In yet another blow to the traditional record industry, the Charlatans UK have released their new album, You Cross My Path , as a free download.
A sharp decline in the value of music?
| March 21, 2008
Does Annie Clark have to be perfect?
St. Vincent at Middle East Downstairs, March 1, 2008
MEGAN V. BELL
| March 04, 2008
Man-Witch + Covered in Bees
Man-Witch deliver a type of spectacle rarely seen in the Portland rock scene.
Music seen at Geno’s, February 8, 2008
| February 20, 2008
DIY all over again
Cut from the earnest and emotional mold of bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria, and our own Monty Are I, the Coming Weak is one of the area’s fastest-rising combos.
The Coming Weak seek alternate routes; plus, Forever Young
| February 13, 2008
Can’t we be Civil?
What’s that you say? Never heard of them?
Outside of Portland, a Battle Within rages
| February 13, 2008
At 38, Marjane Satrapi still resembles the kid in Persepolis , her autobiographical graphic-novel-turned-animated-film of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
An interview with Persepolis creator Marjane Satrapi
| January 10, 2008
Scene and heard
Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
| December 31, 2007
Shriiimp on the Barbie
Shrimp, the edible crustaceans commonly dipped in tart, tangy cocktail sauce, don’t usually carry overtly sexual connotations.
Allston-based graffiti artists are giving new meaning to objets d’art
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| October 03, 2007
Locked and loaded
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It’s already been a strong year for games, with four — four ! — game-of-the-year contenders before Labor Day.
The fall promises a double-barreled blast of gaming greatness
| September 12, 2007
Dead white females
Can you remember the last time you curled up under the covers with Marcel Proust’s I n Search of Lost Time ?
From Fall Out Boy to One Night in Paris , modern pop culture is what it is today thanks to 10 long-expired ladies
| August 08, 2007
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