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National Metal Day Ticket Giveaway: Win tix to 15 metal concerts including Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, In Flames, and more on 11.11.11

National Metal Day Ticket Giveaway: Win tix to 15 metal concerts including Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, In Flames, and more on 11.11.11


NONE MORE METALWith inspiration from Nigel, and with an assist from VH1, we've now got yet another excuse to party on the magical date of...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 09, 2011

Dirty money

As I walked down the corridors of the Ralph Owen Brewster Hospice for Decaying Political Ideals, there were no indications of despair, pain, or misery.
In memory of Brewster
By AL DIAMON  |  August 05, 2011
Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

Ozzfest at the Comcast Center


Rob Halford - Mr. Judas Priest to you - hasn't been rolling with Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Sharon Osbourne to you - since 2004. So...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010
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The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Season's beatings

Taking advantage of your seasonal obligation to buy stuff for people, the music industry unleashes its annual torrent of giftable crap: holiday albums, greatest-hits packages, high-profile releases, deluxe reissues.
The Big Hurt holiday shopper
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 04, 2009
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Hip-hop from Hell

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009


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Hip-hop is dead

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009
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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
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Review: Brütal Legend

The cover of Brütal Legend sports an interesting detail.
Brutal is one way to put it
By MITCH KRPATA  |  October 16, 2009
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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
By MATT PARISH  |  October 16, 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


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
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Ship, ahoy!

Pigboat are not nu metal, or speed metal, or death metal, or glam metal, or any of the other metals, really.
Pigboat proves metal can Float
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 17, 2009
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Kicking the habits

Anyone familiar with Wagner's œuvre with the Raveonettes (who come to the Paradise next Thursday) should be surprised by the idea that, having created something awesome, he's ready to move on to something different.
The Raveonettes change (for a change)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 06, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008
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Rock and rote


Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 05, 2008


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Forever young

When I first get Joan Baez on the phone, my burning question is what she thinks of the upcoming presidential election.  
At 67, Joan Baez is more diamonds than rust
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 27, 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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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.

Attack | Quarterstick/Touch and Go


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 29, 2008

Portland scene report: June 1, 2007

Twisted Roots have a new album out. We know. The album will be reviewed. Stop e-mailing us.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 30, 2007
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Forced exposure

Does Kate Moss really love Peaches more than she loves cocaine?
Peaches sounds off on sex, education, all-girl bands, and why the '80s were the gayest decade ever
By ALIZA SHAPIRO  |  July 20, 2006