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Album of the Week: Stream Magik Markers’ Post-Hiatus Psych-Punk LP ‘Surrender to the Fantasy’

"Nobody would make art if they were sensible, logical, or responsible," Magik Markers' Elisa Ambrogio says about the creation of the noisy experimental-rock group's latest…
Kory Grow / November 12, 2013

Smoke Breaks With Satan: The Strange Days and Sinister Nights of Watain

"There is going to be a lot of blood," says Erik Danielsson, standing outside Manhattan's Irving Plaza. "It's a Watain concert."At this point, that almost…
Kory Grow / October 31, 2013

Korn’s Paradigm Shift, Testament Singer’s M.J. Tribute, and 8 More Metal LPs in Grind Time

Korn - The Paradigm Shift (Prospect Park)’ Simplicity — whether deceptive or blatant — has always been the secret to Korn's success. Most reviews zero…
Kory Grow / October 31, 2013

Biddy Biddy Bop: The Oral History of Us3’s Bold Jazz-Rap Breakthrough ‘Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)’

The Blue Note Records catalogue dates back to 1939 — and names like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman are just the tip of…
Kory Grow / October 24, 2013

Arcade Fire Prank the Crowd, Spurn the Hits at ‘$500 Gift’ Brooklyn Show

  "We've all got things to hide," goes a throwaway line in "Reflektor," the disco-thumping lead single and title track of Arcade…
Kory Grow / October 19, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream Red Fang’s Sludge-Pop Triumph ‘Whales and Leeches’

The way the members of Portland sludge-pop crew Red Fang tell it, their third album, Whales and Leeches, was a total rush job. "We had…
Kory Grow / October 15, 2013

Windhand: Virginia Doom Merchants Master the Slow Stomach-Churning Rumble

Who: Known for their snail's-pace stoner metal, imbued with artfully placed feedback, this Richmond outfit has released three albums since it formed in 2008. "I…
Kory Grow / October 9, 2013

Korn’s Jonathan Davis on Addiction, Head’s Return, and Lessons from the Satanic Bible

When vocalist Jonathan Davis opened up Korn's 1994 debut single, "Blind," by growling, "Arrre youu ready?!" it wasn't so much a question as it was fair…
Kory Grow / October 7, 2013

A Rage in Harlem: Metallica Storm the Apollo

Metallica have always wanted to be either the biggest band in the world or the smallest. After they finally hit the big time in 1986,…
Kory Grow / September 22, 2013

Album of the Week: Hear Windhand’s ‘Soma,’ a Stormy, Virginian Melodic Doom Epic

"I don't want to get pigeonholed as a 'doom' band," Windhand guitarist Garrett Morris says. "Led Zeppelin had heavy songs and acoustic songs, all kinds…
Kory Grow / September 17, 2013

Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013: Five Artists You Must See

On Saturday, September 21, Virgin Mobile is throwing its seventh-annual American Freefest in Animal Collective's favorite building, Merriweather Post Pavilion. The fest's two stages will…
Kory Grow / September 16, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream the Dirtbombs’ Giddy Bubblegum-Pop Experiment ‘Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey’

"This album is sort of my tribute to Saturday-morning cartoons," Dirtbombs frontman Mick Collins says. "That was my scene as a kid. Every third show…
Kory Grow / September 11, 2013

Album of the Week: Stream the Stepkids’ Vintage Yacht-Funk Jazz Odyssey ‘Troubadour’

"For a while we wanted to reinvent the wheel with music, but now we're in a different place," vocalist-guitarist Jeff Gitelman says about the state…
Kory Grow / September 4, 2013

Stream BL’AST!’s 1987 Hardcore Thrash Lickshot ‘BLOOD!’ Mixed by Dave Grohl

"Everyone used to have a BL'AST! sticker on the bottom of their fucking skateboard," says Dave Grohl, who first met the Santa Cruz hardcore act…
Kory Grow / September 3, 2013

Twelve Music-Related Movies to Catch This Fall

Now that Hollywood's summer sequel scramble has subsided — and Iron Man 3 has vacated IMAX 3-D theaters for a different kind of mega-sized metal,…
Kory Grow / August 30, 2013

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