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Opinion: Metal needs better cartoons

Opinion: Metal needs better cartoons

Do you want to be associated with these two every time you wear a Slayer shirt? Watching television is probably the most un-Metal of past-times (our culture reveres active pursuance , not passive acceptance ), but in this modern age, the TV has become an undeniable fixture of the domestic sphere, and its influence can hardly be avoided. [...]

New York Death Metal: a primer

New York Death Metal: a primer

Reputable as one of America's most populous and culturally rich regions, our fair state of New York naturally boasts its own timeworn death metal tradition. In regards to notoriety and scope of influence, New York Death Metal (handily abbreviated as NYDM) is the cold, northern counterpart to the world-famous Floridian style: both scenes seem to [...]

Live Review: Pestilence/Vital Remains and others at the Gramercy Theatre, 6/17/2010

Live Review: Pestilence/Vital Remains and others at the Gramercy Theatre, 6/17/2010

Jeroen Paul Thesseling and Yuma Van Eekelen Immediately following their Maryland Deathfest appearance, Pestilence embarked on their first North American tour in 16 years, sweeping clockwise through the South and the West Coast, then cutting across the Middle States and parts of Canada. However, this plague's final destination was the teeming [...]

Maryland Deathfest synopsis: Day Three

Maryland Deathfest synopsis: Day Three

Sinister: it was worth frying under the sun to watch them. And now for the final chapter: Day Three. This is unfortunately the point where your neighborhood reporter went flat-out derelict with the coverage, which is why there are several important acts lacking in review here. However, all the really big-name bands of the evening were caught, [...]

Maryland Deathfest synopsis: Day Two

Maryland Deathfest synopsis: Day Two

The Chasm's Daniel Corchado We continue with our overview of MDF VIII, this time with a focus on Day Two, which very well might've had the most intense lineup out of what was already a respectable 3-day listing. "F***in' Autopsy" were definitely the main draw here, but there were so many great bands on the premises that this reviewer could [...]

Maryland Deathfest synopsis: Day One

Maryland Deathfest synopsis: Day One

Danny Nelson of Malignancy Your surly neighborhood reporter caught an early Friday morning ride down to seedy Baltimore's Inner Harbor district, home of the Maryland Deathfest, which was to begin its eighth annual run. The next three days would be a whirlwind of denim, leather, whiplashed necks, spilled and sputtered beer, and of course, [...]

Interview with Divine Eve’s Michael Sleavin

Interview with Divine Eve’s Michael Sleavin

Divine Eve were formerly a short-lived (1992 to 1995) Texas death metal band who despite the brevity of their career managed to release some impressive material, the most celebrated being the As The Angels Weep EP, released in '93. In a manner much apart from their fellow Tex-Hessians who were honing speed metal chops into a vitriolic strain of [...]