Wednesday, May 11, 2022

" Rammstein targeted by Russian troll factories with pro-war disinformation

 Rammstein targeted by Russian troll factories with pro-war disinformation

Rammstein have joined UK prime minister Boris Johnson and German chancellor Olaf Scholz in being targeted by St Petersburg trolls, says government report

Saturday, April 30, 2022

"Black Sabbath and the messy birth of Heavy Metal

 "We played like punks. All our anger was coming out": Black Sabbath and the messy birth of Heavy Metal

Drum legend Bill Ward lays bare the secrets of life inside Black Sabbath in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine: "It was us against the world!"

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

" 10 movies that get metal completely wrong

 10 movies that get metal completely wrong

Netflix’s new Metal Lords movie gets metal spot on. Here are 10 cinematic turkeys that absolutely screw it up when it comes the music, the bands and the fans

" 10 movies that get metal absolutely right

 10 movies that get metal absolutely right

Netflix’s Metal Lords is one of the few movies that get metal right. Here are some of the others

Monday, March 14, 2022

"10 of the greatest uses of bagpipes in rock'n'roll history

 10 of the greatest uses of bagpipes in rock'n'roll history

Some people love bagpipes, some people don't, but no one can deny the part they've played in painting rock'n'roll's magnificent tapestry

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Friday, March 11, 2022

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