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An Offering Of Grief – Deafheaven Live in Lawrence, KS 06/24/14

Deafheaven is the most talked about band in extreme metal right now. Ever since the release of Sunbather last year, the group has been at the forefront of the metal scene for most mainstream publications – they topped lists at Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine and more – while simultaneously garnering praise from the metal side […]


Progressing the Progressive: Between the Buried and Me live at The Granada in Lawrence, KS 03/07/14

    This isn’t your grandpa’s progressive music. Between The Buried And Me headlined a progressive music package at the Granada Friday night that included three other bands that are continually pushing the package for conventional music, and ever pushing the “progressive” moniker to places it hasn’t been before. A very full Granada Theater was […]

The Thing That Should Not Be: Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Metallica

From the second they added a slow song to their 2nd album back in 1984, Metallica has been the most divisive band in heavy metal and hard rock. From cries of “SELLOUTS!” to dismissing every album they’ve released in the past 24 years, Metallica has seen it all. But through thick and thin, the band […]

Sworn To The Dark: Why You Should Know About Watain

Watain, the black metal band from Sweden, have just released their fifth album The Wild Hunt, and what a record it is. It’s a continuation of Watain’s take on black metal – that is to say it’s quite melodic and brooding in parts – but the group is never afraid to unleash the beast within […]