We thought wed come crash your party, Metallica frontman James Hetfield said two songs into their not-so-surprising surprise gig last night at 1,800-capacity Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin. Consider the party crashed: The metal titans conquered with a 90-minute set steeped in classics, including Master of Puppets, One, Seek and Destroy, and Blackened.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »