LIVESTREAM REVIEW: En Minor Live at the Orpheum


En Minor is a project that had been rattling around in Philip H. Anselmo“s head since he was a child; they are an unexpectedly emotional and deeply serious sound that freefalls out of the genres most of the band members are associated with, including Anselmo himself, and into uncharted territory. Unconventional and, in many ways, experimental, their 2020 release, When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (Housecore Records) is steeped in reverence to the Jazz tradition in New Orleans, and maybe more markedly serves as a morose interpretation of a Jazz Funeral March with hints of Vaudeville; an unironic gothic twist on Tom Waits that Anselmo has since self-described as Depression Core.

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STREAMING CONCERT REVIEW: Down’s Quarter Century Throwdown


To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their now-iconic debut album NOLA (Elektra Records), the band Down originally planned a tour at select venues worldwide before a global pandemic shut down the normal cadence of life as any of us ever knew it for the foreseeable future. Not to be silenced on such a momentous occasion, the guys took to the stage at a private location instead to stream The Quarter Century Throwdown as a global virtual concert. Featuring vocalist PhilAnselmo, guitarists PepperKeenan and KirkWindstein, drummer JimmyBower and PatBruders on bass, the event aired live with two encore performances in the days following the livestream for ticket holders.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Crobot, ÆGES, and Like Machines at the Viper Room


On a relatively chilly Friday night at the Viper Room, one of the most iconic hole-in-the-wall night clubs on the Sunset strip, Los Angeles hosted a stop on Crobot’s US tour, featuring ÆGES and Like Machines, along with local openers The Jab and Tijuana Bullfight.Continue reading


The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare At Saint Vitus Bar


The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder, Mirrors For Psychic Warfare

February 16, 2018 at Saint Vitus Bar

All photos by Jonathan Arevalo

All videos by Frank Huang
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Watch The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad Perform “Stripped, Raped And Strangled” On Stage With Cannibal Corpse In Oslo, Norway


Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder are currently demolishing venues across Europe, and they had a special surprise in store for their fans in Norway. Continue reading