On Sunday, the final Vikings' game will take place at the Metrodome, their indoor football home since 1982. And beginning shortly afterward, the Dome will be demolished in order to build the new Vikings stadium. In addition to all of the unforgettable (but mostly frustrating) sports' memories that h ... More >>
Slayer With Gojira Myth, Maplewood Friday, November 8, 2013 Celebrating 32 years as a band, death metal pioneers Slayer have hit some obstacles in recent years. Co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at the beginning of 2013, and on-again off-again drummer Dave Lombardo was finally fired from the ... More >>
Danzig -- The 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, Scar the Martyr, Huntress, and In Defence Myth Live Event Center, Maplewood August 17, 2013 Time has a way of incessantly aging both man and music. And some of Danzig's songs, much like the singer himself, have grown a bit soft in the middle over the ... More >>
The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... More >>
Evil Elvis recording with members of Prong, Ministry, and Type O Negative
After opening for grunge legends Alice in Chains, the local metal duo saw their audience expand
Metal Alliance Tour III featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, April 4, 2013 In the live music world there are two major ingredients: nostalgia and catharsis. There was a heaping helping of both last night in the form of a sweaty, ... More >>
Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders and Intronaut Mill City Nights, Minneapolis Sunday, February 24, 2013This tour so far hasn't gone without a hitch since singer Jens Kidman fell ill to the flu for the first half of this month, Meshuggah returned to the Twin Cities in perfect health and their most stel ... More >>
DethklokWith Black Dahlia MurderMyth, St. PaulWednesday, November 14, 2012On Wednesday, the doors of Myth nightclub opened a portal to a bizarre, suburban limbo. An odd, eclectic and inarguably sincere mix of fans had gathered to watch a death metal show and, admittedly, the aesthetic of a venue tha ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been six years since the institution of rock was turned on its face, the fame of the Beatles reduced to mere peanuts in the presence of something so much more important and the inhabitants of the planet rendered lemmings to the Doomsday ticking of Dethklok. Ok ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
KnotfestWith Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prong and GojiraSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WisconsinSaturday, August 18, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Knotfest 2012 Music PerformancesSlideshow: Knotfest's People & ScenesSlipknot's ... More >>
See Also:Knotfest at Somerset Amphitheater, 8/18/12Slideshow: Knotfest 2012 Music PerformancesSlideshow: Knotfest's People & Scenes Knotfest 2012 was nothing if not a vigorous experience. Take it from these three Gojira fans above. For the thousands who gathered in Somerset, Wisconsin, this was ... More >>
Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink
METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>
With enough summer music festivals already devoted to tossing as many genres at the stage as possible to see what sticks with the ticket-buying public, it's refreshing to hear details about Iowa masked metal kings Slipknot's new music fete. It's undeniably over-the-top, and shouldn't it be?On August ... More >>
Meshuggah With Baroness First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, May 13, 2012 As if to warm up the new First Avenue sound system for the impending sonic assault, strains from the track "Obisidan" helped brandish the dark and ornate set design for Swedish extreme metal giants Meshuggah. With a dizzying arr ... More >>
Photo by Ryan SiversonMegadethWith MotörheadMyth, MinneapolisTuesday, February 14, 2012For a slideshow from the concert, click here.With mullets galore and a woman retching her guts out in the parking lot outside Myth, Tuesday night had the potential to turn into a Saturday Night Live sketch abo ... More >>
Photos courtesy of ImpalerIt's been some time since we last heard from Twin Cities shock rockers Impaler. Since we last met up, the band has been working on all cylinders, playing gigs around town with some well known legendary metal bands like Faster Pussycat and Paul Di'anno. They've also b ... More >>
Photos by Stacy Schwartz - click for slideshow"We are Motörhead and we play rock 'n roll!" explained frontman and living legend Lemmy Kilmister at the beginning of their set on Tuesday night, as if the crowd had never heard of them before. And with that they broke into "Motorhead," giving the be ... More >>
Though he was originally scheduled to perform with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne's rescheduled gig at the Target Center tomorrow night is being billed as "An Evening with Ozzy Osbourne" -- meaning the Prince of Darkness will be going at it alone.
Note: You can see Rick K. & The Allnighters performing from today through Sunday at Grand Casino Hinckley. More information can be found at the band's website, and on Steve Moore's website.The video of a shiny-jacketed cover band playing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" at an outdoor pavilion in Te ... More >>
Bassist and vocalist Tom Araya's back surgery forces Slayer to cancel most of their 2009 touring plans.
With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.
The grand expression of metal at its most unseriously serious hits the Xcel's second stage tonight.
World Painted Blood drops on November 3rd of this year.
New Wednesday gig finds band at Hell's Kitchen downtown
Radio maven and metal monger Earl Root, bringing you the f-word since 1987.
After sixteen years of makeup, metal, and stage blood, Impaler remains proudly undead