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Show Preview: Inner Altar/Keef Mountain in Kansas City 01/06/17

Kansas City has their own Black Sabbath and they’re named Inner Altar. While Inner Altar has only existed as a band for a few years, the impact they’ve made on the local heavy metal scene is immeasurable. Combining the heaviness and psychedelic groove of early Saint Vitus and the aforementioned Black Sabbath with the riffs […]

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Hail Iommi: Lord Dying’s Poisoned Altars Strikes Heavy

It can be easy to get caught up in creating a beautiful soundscape and layering sounds upon sounds to create the most beautiful possible atmosphere in music. That’s why it’s good that a band like Lord Dying comes around every so often with an album like Poisoned Altars to remind everyone that dirty, grinding, heavy […]

Devoid Of Redemption: Pallbearer live in Kansas City 12/16/14

It’s a challenging thing to mix the sound for a heavy metal show. If something is too loud, it overpowers the rest of the instruments and becomes the unnecessary focal point of the show – if something is too low, it takes away from the most important element of the sound: the heaviness. Even tougher […]

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 […]

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Thrones and Dominions: Earth live at recordBar 04/01/14

To the uninitiated, Earth would look like just any other band. A three-piece with a modest set-up, some members with a few tattoos, and introducing themselves to the crowd and politely asking people to not use flash, but encouraging them to record the show. However, Dylan Carlson and company make up one of the most […]

Hate. Scorn. Brevity. – Primitive Man live at the Jackpot in Lawrence, KS 03/05/14

Denver’s sludge-trio Primitive Man brought their crushing brand of doom metal to the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence Wednesday night, ripping out the eardrums of the moderate crowd in attendance, although not long enough for them to leave permanent hearing damage. Primitive Man (L-R) is: Isidro Soto (Drums), Ethan McCarthy (Guitar/Vocals), Jonathan Campos (Bass)   Primitive […]