Rob Zombie: Zombie Complex

Rob Zombie: Zombie Complex
By

The conflict between the devil and all that is considered good is never-ending. Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie has become a modern media icon by writing and performing music and films exploiting that conflict—horror is his muse. Zombie is planning a spring invasion that will feature a new studio album, a feature film and an accompanying novel. … read more

Unified Psalms: OM

Unified Psalms: OM
By

In a simple sense, OM is a band that makes and plays music. A straight dissection of the band’s musical elements may mislead the interpreter. The subject matter isn’t direct and the music fits into realms from traditional rock to experimental, drone and world music. “Things in my life are incredibly inspiring. They’re a hundred times more powerful than some shitty album from some shitty band,” says Al Cisneros. … read more

Amigo the Devil: Bloodstained Banjo

Amigo the Devil: Bloodstained Banjo
By

Growing up and listening to folk music on my family’s long camping trips, I remember never getting bored because my imagination would be blown up by artists like Pete Seeger,

A Universal Journey: An Interview with Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh

A Universal Journey: An Interview with Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh
By

My journey with Anathema has been an interesting one through the years, with songs helping me cope with hate, regret, mental instability and the loss of loved ones.  … read more

Top 5: Necrophagia

Top 5: Necrophagia
By

The legacy of horror, terror and old-school death metal that is Wellsville, Ohio’s Necrophagia keeps getting better and better. Their seventh release, WhiteWorm Cathedral, is sure to open up the seven seals of Hell and unleash the apocalypse in the form of aural destruction and mental imagery assaults. Necrophagia incorporate an almost obsessive love for horror films which, in addition to the band’s own ideas and interpretations of those horrors, have always made for fun listening. … read more

Playing With Fire: An Interview with Godflesh’s Justin K. Broadrick

Playing With Fire: An Interview with Godflesh’s Justin K. Broadrick
By

A World Lit Only By Fire is fueled by Broadrick and Green’s desire to return to what Godflesh was when the band began in the late ’80s. “Having Godflesh not existing for such a long period of time afforded me the luxury of being able to examine what I loved the most about Godflesh. And what I loved the most was the intent of the first few records,” says Broadrick. … read more

Enslaved: The Rites of Man

Enslaved: The Rites of Man
By

We all indulge in rituals. Some can be day to day—others might be subconscious. Regarding Norwegian metal stalwarts Enslaved’s latest album, RIITIIR, founding member, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Ivar Bjørnson says, during an interview with SLUG, that the title is an “Enslaved-ified” derivative of the word “rite” or “ritual.” Join them in the ritual of a live concert when Enslaved play the Murray Theater on Feb. 12. … read more