D. Shawn Bosler

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  • 7 years ago

    This tour couldn't be more simpatico: Opeth and Enslaved are two Scandinavian hair-farming loud rock bands who originated deep in the subgenres of extreme metal (Swedish death-metal and Norwegian black-metal, respectively). Both share a keen passi...

  • 7 years ago

    The bastion of all-things-indie-rock, Pitchfork may seem like an unlikely source for extreme metal. (Note: This is the harsh stuff, not your grandma's hair metal of yesteryear!) But Brandon Stosuy, of the Pitchfork metal column "Show No Mercy," ha...

  • 7 years ago

    Those down with the extreme metal sub-genre "black metal" may get their leather-studded panties in a knot for this rare appearance from one of the longest-running—and most "tr00 kvlt"—U.S. BM crews, Krieg. Led by sole founding member a...

  • 7 years ago

    Georgia sludge lords Kylesa slime their way through town twice this week and their dual-drum, dual-guitar, punk-doom assault is not to be missed. Consider them the flag (pirate) ship of a motley gang of Southern hessian bands weaned on legendary N...

  • 10 years ago

    A few weeks ago in Soho, the fiercely individual yet roaming-in-a-pack Secret Machines were t.c.b.—takin' care of bidness: They were busy cramming in a day of record- label obligations after just getting back from doing your, you know, standa...

  • 10 years ago

    When a famous Hell's Kitchen dive, adorned with cute anthropomorphic oinkers and specializing in free hot dogs, gets its shtick shtuck by a newbie neighbor that swaps swine themes for old-time three-ringed schemes, who comes out fatter? Free food ...


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