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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011
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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
Revered LA black metal collective Black Twilight Circle gives first-ever interview to Boston Phoenix

Revered LA black metal collective Black Twilight Circle gives first-ever interview to Boston Phoenix


The revolutionary Los Angeles-based black-metal collective BLACK TWILIGHT CIRCLE -- home to Volahn, Arizmenda, Axeman, Kuxan Suum, Dolorvotre, and many others on their Crepusculo Negro...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 25, 2011
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The schizoid stronghold of Iwrestledabearonce

The experts claim irony is dead, but the experts are stupid morons. Irony is an abstract concept. It was never alive, therefore cannot die.
Metal hedge
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  August 05, 2011
Ash Borer 2011

Ash Borer | Ash Borer

NorCal black-metal trio Ash Borer's debut full-length is as diminutive as their namesake (limited to a 150-cassette run) but no less destructive or striking as they hurtle through three tracks in 40 minutes.
Flenser (2011)
By JANSSEN McCORMICK  |  July 15, 2011
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Burzum | Fallen

Illegible as they are ubiquitous (anywhere a patch meets denim or a bored headbanger's head meets a study-hall desk), metal logos are the ultimate example of form over function.
Byelobog Productions (2011)
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  March 11, 2011


Unholy black metal possesses Boston this weekend: No Life Fest (March 5-6)

Unholy black metal possesses Boston this weekend: No Life Fest (March 5-6)


Presented by Mike and Jay Beckwith and Mike Eleftheratos, No Life Fest -- held at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Saturday and Sammy's...
By Ian Duncan-Brown  |  March 05, 2011
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Hekseri | Hekseri

Since 2004, Hekseri have been one of Boston's loudest and most volatile black-metal bands. After several demos and a split single, this staple of the Boston scene have finally released their full-length debut.
Time Before Time Records (2011)
By WREN LEADER  |  February 25, 2011
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Nachtmystium: black-metal psych-out

“Psychedelic black metal” is a tag that Chi-town black-metal stalwarts Nachtmystium started to hear around 2006, when they released Instinct: Decay .
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 17, 2010