On Heidra’s Facebook page, the band’s interests are listed as “Drinking.” I should have known right then that I’d like these fellas. That, and the folk/Viking metal orientation, of course. Heidra was formed in Copenhagen in 2006, just as I was cutting my little n00b teeth on Finntroll [...]
If you go to a lot of shows — say, at least 50 a year — there are certain trends that you’ll begin to notice. They’re not stereotypes, and they’re not necessarily bad, they just are what they are. The first time I was ever directly called [...]
Guys objectify us all the time. Now it’s our turn.
10. Corey Taylor – Slipknot, Stone Sour
One of the first CDs I ever owned was the Wait And Bleed single, and back then it wasn’t so easy to find unmasked pictures of the bandmembers. It wasn’t until much later that I saw [...]
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The idea to write about cover songs came to me while I listened to a mediocre but serviceable thrash cover of “Eleanor Rigby” by the now-defunct Realm. Even when covers aren’t great, they’re usually at least interesting. Hearing a familiar song in an unfamiliar style can be [...]
As if it wasn’t good enough news that Paganfest, a much-celebrated folk/Viking metal fest, is coming back to the United States after passing the US over in 2011, Turisas has put the icing on the cake by announcing that they will headline Paganfest 2012! Turisas has been at the forefront of [...]
Ringing in the New Year in my awesome Hypoxia shirt at Duff’s Brooklyn.
You’ve heard it all before — “I resolve to lose those last 10 pounds,” “I resolve to eat right,” “I resolve to be kind to my fellow man,” and so on and so forth. Well, I started [...]