When one contemplates about all that's great in heavy metal, High on Fire should be one of the first bands that comes to mind. The group initially emerged from the ashes of post-Sabbath stoner metal luminaries Sleep. But faster, louder, and meaner than its forebear, High on Fire's always managed t ... More >>
Thrash will never die, and the crushing force of Death Angel will make sure of it. These Bay Area masters of heavy riffing, speed, and power will arrive in Miami to unleash the beast at Grand Central for Motörhead's Motorboat Cruise pre-party. Before Ted Aguilar joined Death Angel as a guitar pla ... More >>
Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty conditions we ... More >>
Round one of Coachella is over. And damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned, and smiling. Here's the best of another memorable weekend in Indio. Finding 20 bucks on the ground. We spent it on a slice of Hot Lips Spicy Pie pizza and a cold beer. Thank you, Coachella gods. -Taylor Hamby ... More >>
Another year, another Ultra Music Festival. We here at Crossfade always make the annual pilgrimage to Ultra land. And from one UMF to the next, there is a lot of stuff that's not-so-shockingly new. Or as Deadmau5 might screech: "It's the same fucking thing every year!" Inevitably, though, there's ... More >>
Want to raise hell for Halloween? Negative Approach and the Casualties are coming to Churchill's Pub with their Destruction Campaign Tour: Coming to Ruin Your Town. These are two bands who have inspired more wild, reckless rockin' than Johnny Cash shooting crank with Elvis at a Motörhead show. We ... More >>
Joel Grind will toss you in the mosh.Joel Grind is Toxic Holocaust, a one-man metal militia that unabashedly indulges every single thrash cliche, from the speed-shred of '80s standards like Slayer and Motörhead to lyrics almost exclusively about annihilation, nuclear or otherwise. However, Grin ... More >>
Throw down with Lemmy Kilmister.On my second Fantasy Local Covers List for 2011, I kinda challenged the gals and dude of Shroud Eater to come through with a cover of any Justin Bieber track. It was originally done as a shits-and-giggles kind of thing, but these heshers actually agreed! So just ... More >>
Bradford took a picture of this poster and said he'd be there, so it's a good betYep, Bradford "The Meatist" Schmidt is in Austin covering SXSW. So far, we know that he didn't catch Motorhead Tuesday night.From what we gather from Bradford's Twitter (@boneinthefan) postings yesterday:Bradford cau ... More >>
Is it a documentary? A mockumentary? Or propaganda sent out by John Tesh? (He's an alien, you know.) Buzz has been swirling around "I'm Gonna Do It Until the Day I Die," (made by West Palm Beach's Majic Robot Films), which details the tragic disappearance of the Detroit band MOG Stunt Team. Ma ... More >>
It's enough to make metalhead purists wail and gnash their teeth. Half of the producer/DJ duo Mixhell is Iggor Cavalera, who co-founded seminal Brazilian groove-metal act Sepultura when he was just 15 years old. For the next 20 years, he toured the world and sold out stadiums as the band's drumme ... More >>
The season for spooking is here, and to help awaken your inner ghoul who's been lying dormant, here is a list of ten songs to celebrate the holiday. Some are obvious, some have loose, vague, or quirky affiliations with Halloween themes (you'll be hard-pressed to find some of these on other Ha ... More >>
Check Crossfade on Wednesdays from now on for a quick survey of interesting recent national releases.Chuck ProphetLet Freedom Ring (Yep Roc)You've got to hand it to Chuck Prophet. While the rest of the world was panicking about the swine flu outbreak, the San Francisco-based songwriter was ... More >>
image via Miami New Times Archives week of August 3 - 9, 1988According to Hart Baur from SKUM, Grove Cinema "was the only theatre in Miami that had a liquor license," which means that if you were old enough to have a drink in 1988 you could have done so while watching The Decline of Western Civil ... More >>
The go-to gal for good times.
Hurricane Wilma may have been devastating for a lot of folks, but not for Jenni Foxx. See, on that 2005 day after it hit, she happened to have a scheduled DJ audition at the Clevelander. But there was no power. And a few hours later, when power was restored, Foxx got a call from the owner. Seems the ... More >>
DegenerationSomehow I didn't notice that Pennsylvania's War Pigs are playing at Goo tonight, Wednesday May 27. Think of if Black Sabbath met Motorhead but they grew up listening to 1990's HC and post-HC. Amazing shredding, raw intensity, deep riffs - it's all fucking in there. If you haven't picked ... More >>
A shadowy spinner who goes beyond darkwave.
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 >>
Jim NortonWith Amy SchumerWednesday, January 21The Lincoln Theater, Miami BeachBetter Than: Cheech & Chong's show around the corner, maybeThe Review:It's unclear whether the big, bad economy can be blamed for the less-than-full turnout at Jim Norton's South Beach Comedy Festival gig last night a ... More >>
Sayre BermanAC/DCSaturday, December 20, 2008BankAtlantic Center, SunriseBetter Than: Volume itself.To say that AC/DC were loud Saturday night is kinda like saying the sun set and the sky turned dark; a statement of fact, perhaps, but pretty much unnecessary. To say that AC/DC were louder than any sh ... More >>
Have a headbanging holiday.
A few weeks ago,as woman named Doris with a thick French accent called me at the office (305-571-72). "I have been in America for six months," she said. "I am a DJ from Europe and I am throwing a party at Buck 15." She then told me that she had seen my Scary Mary video and asked if I was ... More >>
Annihilation Time III: Tales of the Ancient Age (Tee Pee)
Our must-see picks for this year's edition.
My iPhone says Buckcherry is worthy of rocking with the Crüe.
Decline of the Southern Gentleman (No Idea Records)
I usually never delve into the world of designer toys -- oops, limited-edition figures with varying "colorways," or whatever. But this time around someone's obviously done their Googling and realized I'm a fan of Motörhead, and sent me a press release for this little gem. It's definitely gone on my ... More >>
Highlights and lowlights from the nation's biggest industry extravaganza of new (and old) music.
The guitar gladiators of Louisville's Coliseum.
High on Fire rocks Churchill's.
Oakland's Saviours come to rescue heavy rock.
Christ Illusion (American)
DVD releases for the week of August 8, 2006
Techno linchpin John Acquaviva keeps it pure
White Zombie unveils its symphony of horror