Metal and Hardcore

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    September 10, 2012

    Today Is the Day at Churchill's Pub in Miami, September 8

    See also "Today Is the Day's Steve Austin on Living in the F#$-Up South and Being 100-Percent Real." Today Is the Day With Maruta, Shitstorm, Orbweaver, Ironside, Cardiel Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, September 8 Better Than: Not seeing Today Is the Day because South Florida is long and farawa ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Judas Priest's Epitaph Farewell Tour Burns Up Bayfront Park December 1

    ​After four decades of "Breaking the Law," "Burnin' Up," and persuading impressionable teens to dress like S/M slaves to rock 'n' roll, metal legends Judas Priest have decided to take a little time off from doing the Devil's dirty work. Last December, it was officially confirmed that "JUDAS P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Dethklok, Mastodon, High on Fire, and Converge at Pompano Beach November 8

    ​Fans of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse are probably not reading this post right now. No, they're feverishly searching out tickets for the show, which goes down on November 8 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater.If you're not familiar with Metalocalypse or Dethklok, the death metal band it profiles, here's t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Q&A With Tom Araya of Slayer, Headlining Mayhem Festvial at Cruzan on August 12!

    photo by Mark Seliger​For all his band's purported fascinations with life's uglier aspects, Slayer frontman Tom Araya sure is a cheerful guy. Calling from a moving bus in rural Washington state, Araya laughs seemingly every couple of minutes. Surely, though, it's this laissez-faire sense of humor ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    Florida Death Metal Legends Malevolent Creation Play Culture Room on April 12

    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 >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Slayer, Marilyn Manson to Headline This Year's Mayhem Festival, in West Palm Beach Aug. 12

    Last year marked the inauguration of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour, a summer package from the creators of Warped Tour that featured heavier acts. There were some pretty surprising bands on the bill: besides Miami's Black Tide, performers included Mastodon, Underoath, and Of course, if you're a S ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009

    Top Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades.

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    December 31, 2008

    The Last Gasp of Year-End Bests Lists: Metal-ish Albums and Reissues You May Have Missed, Part 1/3

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    2008's Top Underground Metal (etc.) Releases, Pt. 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Last Night: Danzig's Blackest of the Black Tour... and Danzig Aftershow

    Blackest of the Black Tour With Winds of Plague, Moonspell, Dimmu Borgir, and Danzig Thursday, October 9, 2008 The Fillmore Miami Beach Better Than: Those faux Misfits, headed by Jerry Only, who seem to come through South Florida at least once a year. The Review: Last night's kickoff of Danzig's ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    Q&A with the Sword, Playing at Culture Room on Friday

    J. Thompson The Sword are a hard-hitting, sludgy, but epic quartet from Austin, Texas, who are preoccupied with very metally subjects like Norse mythology and the science fiction writings of George R. R. Martin. And irony be damned, they’re damned serious about it. “It's not a joke at all,” s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Throwback Tuesdays: Metallica "Nothing Else Matters"

    It's Throwback Tuesdays and with the release of Death Magnetic this past Friday, I'm sort of in an old-school Metallica mood. This song off the "Black Album" has always been one of my favorites because of the raw honesty and emotion behind it. I know some metal fans think it's cheesy and marks the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Orlando Metallers Trivium Kick Off Tour at Revolution, Discuss Latest Album, Shogun

    For such a relatively short existence, few bands have excited such extreme reactions in the heavy music world as the Orlando-based quartet Trivium. Formed in the earlier part of this decade while the members were still teenagers, the band’s 2003 full-length debut, Ember to Inferno, messed with the ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    Black Tide Rocks

    The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.

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    June 26, 2008

    Metal Rules

    My iPhone says Buckcherry is worthy of rocking with the Crüe.

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    May 29, 2008


    obZen (Nuclear Blast)

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    March 7, 2008

    Nile at the Culture Room this Sunday

    Nile As is so often the case with metal shows, there are too many bands on this bill. While there's a certain bang-for-the-buck factor, in all honesty – and with no offense to the other three bands – this show could easily be whittled down to Nile and Warbringer and it would be worth twice the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    Interview: Dillinger Escape Plan

    Dillinger Escape Plan are sort of like a band of vikings, blazing through a town in a maelstrom of chaos that leave the feeble shivering in a puddle of their own secretions. Think noise, destruction, flames -- literally, frontman Greg Puciato has been known to shoot fireballs from the stage between ... More >>

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    November 23, 2007

    Avenged Sevenfold this Sunday at Revolution

    Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold In the past, Avenged Sevenfold's meathead simplicity pretty much excused all its bad behavior and even worse musical choices. It was as if the five members picked up, pored over and appropriated the Metal Band Rulebook before ever learning a single guitar chord. ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007

    Interview: Pepper

    The Hawaii-born trio Pepper is based in Southern California, played this year’s Warped Tour, and mix in Jamaican rhythms with a little punk rock ‘tude. But don’t call ‘em any variation of s-k-a. Rather, they look a little further later in the history of Caribbean beats, mixing in a classic S ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Reining in the Blood

    Once pop culture's most notorious scapegoat, Slayer's Tom Araya talks spirituality, farming, and Paul Simon

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    May 31, 2007

    Release the Bats

    Glenn Danzig brings a double-album's worth of lost material back from the dead

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    April 12, 2007

    This Is Not Spinal Tap

    After years of playing heavy metal heroes, the members of Torche aim to blaze a new trail

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2007

    Walk On the Dark Side

    And now for something completely different

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Bang Your Head Off

    This is the pure original metal we're talking about — the Top 10 heavy-metal albums of 2006

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    October 5, 2006


    Gigantour DVD (Image Entertainment)

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    May 18, 2006

    Bird Sanctuary

    Will Pelican's experimental noise free rock music of rock vocals?

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    April 13, 2006
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    February 3, 2005

    High on Fire

    Blessed Black Wings Relapse

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.

  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

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    June 5, 2003

    Grumpy Old Men

    Metallica returns with its fiercest record yet. A first look at the most anticipated metal album in ages.

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Nu-Metal Jacket

    With its forthcoming album, South Florida hard rock quartet Endo grows out of the tried-and-tired

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    The Devil Inside

    Behold the awesome power of Danzig

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    July 23, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
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    May 22, 1997
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    April 11, 1996
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    July 13, 1994

    The Sunshiney, Funshiney World of Cannibal Corpse

    Actually, an autopsy of the nastiest band in death metal

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    December 22, 1993
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    August 18, 1993

    Be My Guest

    The music biz mixes and matches to line its coffers

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    December 23, 1992

    Danzig In th Dark

    These devil's advocates give the hard rockers their due

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    November 11, 1992

    Alice Unchained

    Reality from the ground up, brutal and rocking

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    October 23, 1991
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    August 7, 1991
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    December 5, 1990
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