Posts Tagged ‘Converge’

ToDo ToDay: Death Fest! Sinkhole Cocktails!

Your metalhead friends wept openly when they heard about the death of Jeff Hanneman, one of Slayer's founding members. Right then, something hit you: “Maybe I should listen to some Slayer. Y’know, out of respect.” When you put on “Angel of Death,” you remembered that metal fucking rules, and now you’re fucking hooked. Good, news, [...]

Ground to a Halt: Magrudergrind’s Scion Deal Alienated Its Peers, But Does It Matter?

Magrudergrind singer Avi Kulawy doesn’t want to talk about Scion, the Toyota brand that controversially released the group’s recent EP, Crusher. Kulawy would rather chat about the years his band spent toiling in D.C.’s underground music scene. He’d rather discuss how the trio brought its unique spin on grindcore—an aggressive sound that combines elements of [...]

Frodus Releases New 7-Inch, Teases Collaborations With Members of Refused and Darkest Hour

You thought they were dead. It was only a ruse: The great D.C. spazzcore outfit Frodus tracked two new songs and remade an older one during its too-brief 2009 reunion stint, and just last week, Lovitt Records released the results, the Soundlab 1 7-inch. You won't find the songs on iTunes—the tracks are available digitally [...]

Photos: Converge @ Black Cat

Converge brought its punk/metal hybrid to the Black Cat last night, opening for hardcore purveyors Thursday. Like many of the concertgoers, I didn't stick around after Converge's 45-minute beast of a set, leaving with eardrums ringing and feeling fully satisfied. Photos after the jump and at the full gallery.

Dethklok and Mastodon Touring 34 Cities

Not only is Dethklok getting its own video game, but Brendan Small's once-imaginary band has somehow managed to arrange a 7-week tour with Mastodon, the most popular metal act to come out of Atlanta and Metallica's current tour opener. Mastodon's Crack the Skye hit the streets in March of this year, and Dethklok's Dethalbum II [...]

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