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Devo’s Hardcore: Machine Music for a Human Age

Growing up, I used to listen to my dad’s music a lot. He had a ton of stuff he taped to cassette, including bootlegs he and his brother had owned once upon a time. One was a Devo bootleg of all their early stuff (I think it was called Spud Patrol) and I probably played … Continue reading

Record Review: Black Sabbath – 13

So, the moment arrives when I finally have the new Black Sabbath album. After months of waiting and waiting, without downloading the leak and not streaming it through iTunes, I put 13 into my CD player with much hesitation and worry — Would I love it, or would I hate it? Apart from the obvious constant dispute about Bill … Continue reading

14 Questions with Ryan Hunter of NK

When I had heard the news that Envy On The Coast had decided to call it quits I was really bummed. Especially considering that I had missed their last show in SLC. I followed the band’s social media pretty religiously waiting to see if by some miracle they would re-form or we would get to … Continue reading

Record Review: True Widow – Circumambulation

I honestly can’t say that I’ve heard anything that sounds exactly like True Widow’s latest release Circumambulation. Being a guy who never delved deeper into the “stoner” genre than a few songs by The Melvins, this album was something completely fresh and new to me, and I loved every minute of it. Originally hailing from … Continue reading

Concert Review / Interview: Torche – May 28th, Salt Lake City, UT

Torche has been one of my favorite bands for the past five or so years now and I absolutely never miss a chance to see them play live. These dudes seriously put on one of the loudest, most powerful and extremely fun live shows I have ever witnessed. Torche’s brand of bodacious, destructive, bliss-metal is … Continue reading

Interview with Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman

A couple of months ago The Dillinger Escape Plan released what is in my opinion the most diverse, energetic, and technically destructive album of their career. One of Us Is the Killer has been playing non-stop in my regular rotation since it’s release.  Since the album’s release in May the band has been out doing what … Continue reading


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