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  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Pairing Olympic Events With Their Soulmate Records

    The Olympics are here, which means we're getting a ton of sports we only care about once every two years mainlined into the American heart and soul. It can be difficult navigating and narrating the storylines and emotional posture of the winter sports, as they tend to apply to a very specific subset ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    The 10 Best Folk Metal Bands

    A distinct subgenre of heavy metal called "folk metal" has developed over the past few decades. Spawning from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the mid '80s in Europe, the harmonies and melodies of power metal, were combined with traditional instrumental folk music to create a visceral, nature- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

    Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Rockstar Mayhem Festival - PNC Bank Arts Center - 7/23/13

    Better Than: Elevator music in a sauna. "Welcome to heavy metal Woodstock!" shouted Scorpion Child singer Aryn Jonathan Black, greeting the throng of approximately 30 at hand to see his band at 4:40 on a Tuesday afternoon in 90-degree heat. One of about 17 groups on three stages, Scorpion Child ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    The Athlete Rap Albums We Should've Gotten in the '90s

    There was a time in the mid '90s where the idea of an athlete releasing a hip-hop album was a radically new concept. It seems almost quaint now; athletes are still putting out rap music today and athletes will be putting out rap music for the foreseeable future, that's just how branding works. But t ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 29, 2003
  • Music

    April 15, 2003

    Elephant Men Exhumed

    Not Imaginary Like a Snuffleupagus

  • Music

    November 27, 2001