via amonamarth.comMetalheads looking for enough hair windmills -- a circular type of headbanging that, um, is exactly what it sounds like -- to give Don Quixote a coronary will find their Valhalla at Culture Room on Saturday as Viking-obsessed Swedes Amon Amarth roll through town.Over the band's sev ... More >>
If you missed out on Iron Maiden's recent triumphant show at the BankAtlantic Center -- the band's first in the area in 13 years -- well, you know what we're going to tell you. (Click here to read New Times' review of the show, and click here to view a photo slideshow). Still, if you thirst for a ... More >>
A shadowy spinner who goes beyond darkwave.
Photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of photos from last night's performance, click here. Iron MaidenThursday, April 2, 2009BankAtlantic Center, SunriseBetter Than: Any other large-scale rock gig around here in recent months. No, no, really. The Review:Until last night, it had been well ove ... More >>
Originally from Buffalo, New York, in the late Eighties, Malevolent Creation flew south and quickly became ensconced in the Sunshine State's hugely unlikely but now-legendary death metal scene. It quickly scored a coveted deal with Roadrunner Records, then the ultimate home for death metal, early gr ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/coliseumMellowness might be anathema to Louisville's Coliseum, judging by its reckless velocity and nihilistic harangues. "My lungs are filled with fumes...There's no air in this city/I need something pure," sings Ryan Patterson on 2004's "This Mind Locked Inside This Body. ... More >>
Sayre BermanMötley Crüe performed at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Tuesday night. Click here to view the full slideshow.For Sam Hamovitch, the year was 1986, and you were about to witness the birth of a historical moment in rock and roll history. It was called "Hair Metal," and it was pionee ... More >>
It's hard to overstate the influence of the long-running Norwegian band Satyricon on the world's extreme heavy metal scene. Its tenacity alone is amazing -- the core of the band, frontman/songwriter Satyr and drummer Frost, has been playing together continuously since 1992. On albums and tours, an a ... More >>
via Soilwork.orgSwedish death metal band Soilwork has been playing together for 13 years now. When the band first got together and started playing, what came from their amps was pure grind it out death metal, complete with throaty growls and enough blast beats to shake a building to the ground. The ... More >>
Boris(Photo via Boris' MySpace page.)Was 2008 another renaissance year for metal? Well, yes -- but the point should be moot by now. Whether metal is "in" or "out" during any given year, the music has gone through a creative revitalization every year -- especially when you consider heavy music and al ... More >>
6. Jesu Why Are We Not Perfect (Hydra Head)Technically not a heavy release, but how can we discount Justin Broadrick, founding member of both Napalm Death and Godflesh? Fed up with the single-minded bludgeoning of those classic acts, Broadrick's intention from the start in forming Jesu was so that h ... More >>
1. CarcassNecroticism (Earache)Arguably grindcore's finest hour, Necroticism captures Carcass hitting previously unheard-of heights of technical proficiency with such jaw-dropping skill that the album sounds absolutely fresh 16 years after it came out. Rarely has a grind band achieved the thrilling ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>
Three more recent Miami music releases.
Masked DJ Toxic Avenger is the latest Gallic electronic sensation.
Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
"You're overworked and underpaid and have a gay readership that will cheer on your validation of its straight-boy fantasies."
Kansas leads the pack of regionally branded rock.
Our must-see picks for this year's edition.
Oakland's Saviours come to rescue heavy rock.
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