How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?
This year's Uproar Festival hits New Jersey and Long Island this weekend, with far and away the best line-up in the rock fest's four-year history. Previous years have featured distinctly bro-metal headliners, like Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold, but 2013 has gone the classic route with both Jane's ... More >>
It's pretty much a given at this point that Ozzy Osbourne is going to die onstage. Nothing can keep the man away from that spotlight. Through 45 years of professional triumphs, personal trauma and drug-induced mania, the original heavy metal wailer has effortlessly cultivated a deep love affair with ... More >>
If you've got a lot of time on your hands and a heart full of darkness, you'd be wise to check out Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, out Tuesday on Harper Collins/It Books. The key word in that title is "Definitive." This is quite a weighty tome, over 600 pages across every twi ... More >>
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In the early- to mid-80s, Raven--who play Saint Vitus on Sunday--and their "athletic rock" were essential to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Known for their wild live shows, they opened for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden before joining Metallica's first major American tour in 1983. ... More >>
In a city teeming with music schools for kids, one stands out
Witch cast their evil spell on Santos'
How their sludgy 1992 album Lysol became the blueprint for the metal underground
Don't call it a comeback, because, for better or worse, the guy never went anywhere
Get ready to be caught in a proverbial mosh, New York, because The Big 4 of thrash--that's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax--are coming to Yankee Stadium, and tickets go on sale this morning! To all you non-headbanging SOTC readers, this event is essentially as important to metalheads ... More >>
Midnight, and their aftermath. Pics by Daniel D. Snyder.Deathrash/Midnight/Mutant Supremacy/Mutilation Rites Club Europa Sunday, June 20 First, a note on the cancelled Metal Stage at Sunday's third-annual Punk Island Fest on Governor's Island: Apparently, it's "punk" to invite bands ... More >>
Testing out the new Alice in Chains
Real life killed our childhood heroes
Getting funky in time signatures an abacus can't compute
Jersey peaceniks throttle you with testosterone and truth
Knock back a few in Brooklyn's backwoods
Like the Sweet Song of a Choir You Light My Morning Sky With Burning Love Like Blood