Wednesday, January 12, 2022

"75 Post-Punk and Hardcore Concerts from the 1980s Have Been Digitized

 75 Post-Punk and Hardcore Concerts from the 1980s Have Been Digitized & Put Online: Fugazi, GWAR, Lemonheads, Dain Bramage (with Dave Grohl) & More


Between 1985 and 1988, a teenager by the name of Sohrab Habibion was attending punk and post-punk shows around the Washington, DC area. What set him apart was the bulky video camera he’d bring to the show and let roll, documenting entire gigs in all their low-rez, lo-fi glory. Just a kid trying to document a great night out. Habibion might not have known at the time what an important time capsule he was creating, but these 60 or so tapes have now been digitized and uploaded to YouTube, thanks to Roswell Films and the DC Public Library’s Punk Archive.

“Please keep in mind that I was a teenager when I shot these shows,” Habibion writes, “and had zero proficiency with the equipment. And, as you might imagine, nobody was doing anything with the lights or the sound to make things any better. What you get here is what was recorded on my Betamax and probably best appreciated with a bit of generosity as a viewer.”

"Every song on Metallica’s Ride The Lightning now has stunning bespoke artwork

 Every song on Metallica’s Ride The Lightning now has stunning bespoke artwork

Colombian artist Felipe Mora has created an oil painting for every song on Metallica’s Ride The Lightning album

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

"10 Metal Musicians With Smart Day Jobs

 10 Metal Musicians With Smart Day Jobs

Have you ever wondered why your favorite metal songs are so genius?! This may be because they are the mad creations of a professor, doctor, or scientist. The brainiacs behind the leather, tattoos, and corpse paint are not always properly appreciated for their wisdom. You might not have realized that Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain has […]

Friday, August 20, 2021

"The Best Metal Soundtracks in Video Game History

 The Best Metal Soundtracks in Video Game History

Soundtracks can easily be overlooked in the development of video games, but they have always been extremely important in other types of media such as movies and TV shows. With the evolution of games, and its departure from a strictly visual activity towards story-telling, world-building, immersive campaigns developing a soundtrack that complements the game became […]

Sunday, August 8, 2021

"11 bands redefining folk metal around the world

 11 bands redefining folk metal around the world

From Mexico to China, we count down the killer bands that are incorporating their own cultures and traditions into metal