Alice in Chains
Fillmore Miami Beach
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Better Than: Well, The Essential Alice in Chains.
"C'mon, it's the first gig ..." Alice in Chains axe man Jerry Cantrell deadpanned when he and his band screwed up the opening bars of "Down in a Hole," a 20-year-old top ten hit. "Fuck." ... More >>
After a few months spent dabbling in bottom-heavy sludge and tension-and-release death metal, South Florida extreme music promotion powerhouse Speedfreek is living up to its name like never before.
Six days before the alleged Mayan Apocalypse ends the world as we know it, Richmond, Virginia grind f ... More >>
The thought of being grabbed by the throat and dragged through a tunnel to Hades is a nightmare for most people. But it's a curious and enticing invitation for metalheads. Especially when Napalm Death's doing the throat-grabbing.
Later this year, English thrashers Napalm Death are set to embark o ... More >>
See 305 Fest's full lineup and set times -- plus Crossfade's interviews with Speedfreak Presents, Torche, and Dropdead.
Tampa, Florida is home to a long tradition of phlegm-throated snarling and buzzsaw shredding. In the '80s and '90s, the Gulf Coast industrial metropolis was a petri dish of brutal ... More >>
This week, Churchill's Pub hosts a pair of Drugged Conscience-sponsored concerts seething with heterogenous brutality. While the label and booking agency fits under the comfortably broad punk/hardcore banner, its showcases exemplify the manifoldness inherent in the operation's extreme music deali ... 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 >>
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 >>