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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
| August 26, 2011
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
| August 26, 2011
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...
| August 25, 2011
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.
| August 05, 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.
| July 15, 2011
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)
| March 11, 2011
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...
| March 05, 2011
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)
| February 25, 2011
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 .
| September 17, 2010
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