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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.
Headbanger's gall
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  August 03, 2012
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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.
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 22, 2012
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 19, 2010
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Prep rally

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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010
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Brute forces

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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2009

Music Seen: Ogre's farewell show

It's never easy saying goodbye to a friend.
At Geno's, September 12
By DAN CLARK  |  September 25, 2009


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Everybody poops

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
By ANNIE LARMON  |  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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 24, 2009
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Long way to the top

"I wanted longevity, even if it meant obscurity."
The belated glory of Anvil
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  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
By DAN CLARK  |  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
By DAN CLARK  |  April 17, 2009


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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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
By DAN CLARK  |  September 25, 2008
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 23, 2008
Photos: Iron Maiden in Boston

Photos: Iron Maiden in Boston


With the staff split down the middle between last night's gigs by Polvo and Iron Maiden, we electe...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 21, 2008
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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
By REV. AARON  |  June 21, 2008


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Judas Priest

It’s a ridiculous album, sure, but also the most grandiose metal record likely to be released this year.
Nostradamus | Epic
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 17, 2008
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 12, 2008
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Dead Child

From the first monster-metal riff and warlock scream, it’s pleasantly obvious where Dead Child are headed on their full-length debut.

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By MATT ASHARE  |  April 29, 2008
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Going on sale: March 28, 2008

Alicia Keys, Joe Lally, Ryan Adams, and more.

Breaking news from the concert ticket trade


By GOING ON SALE  |  March 25, 2008
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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?
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 21, 2008


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Talent shows

Does Annie Clark have to be perfect?
St. Vincent at Middle East Downstairs, March 1, 2008
By 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
By ANDREW FREDERICK  |  February 20, 2008
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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
By BOB GULLA  |  February 13, 2008
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Can’t we be Civil?

What’s that you say? Never heard of them?
Outside of Portland, a Battle Within rages
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 13, 2008
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Iranian chick

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
By ROB NELSON  |  January 10, 2008


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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
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007
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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
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 03, 2007
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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
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 12, 2007
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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
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 08, 2007