Authors: Kevin Kirk
Concert Review: Blitzspeer
It’s refreshing to hear a band like Blitzpeer when every other new band out there is playing speed for speed’s sake, forgetting what they’re all about. “We’re a fun band—no boring guitar solos.” … read more
Record and Tape Reviews May 1990
Check out these record and tape reviews from May 1990, featuring our first ever SLUG Compilation tape! … read more
Tape and Record Reviews March 1990
Check out these record reviews from March 1990, featuring local bands such as Insight, Dead City by A Lake, Bad Yodelers and Black Ivory. … read more
Feature Band: Truce
Truce are one of the few local bands that are just as good on tape as they are live, who’s fans range from die hard metal fans to punks and skaters. … read more
Record Reviews: November 1989
November 1989 Record Reviews featuring Faith No More, Boxcar Kids and Paninari. Don’t miss out on these classics! … read more
Eat Your Words Dwarves: You ARE Coming to SLC
Kevin Kirk founded the Heavy Metal Shop 21 Years ago in 1987. SingerBlag Dahlia (and guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named) founded theDwarves 22 years ago in 1986. SLUG thought is would be cool to get thesetwo old fuckers on the phone, record their conversation and print it righthere�for you to read.
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Jackass of the Month
Jackass: Who is Rudimentary Peni?
Me: An old punk band.
Jackass: (As he looks at the Ted Nugent Patch) Who is Ted Nugget?
Me: You mean Ted Nugent? He is a guitar player from the 70s.
Jackass: Oh I wouldn’t know who he is, I was born in 1979. Can you get any of those Exploited patches that say “Raunch Presents” on the bottom? … read more
MickDeth Richard Morris – 03.09.78 to 06.02.13
Mick must have been about 12 or 13 when he first started coming into The Heavy Metal Shop. I remember that he was with his mom and grandma. They would buy him T-shirts––of course, Mick would pick out Cannibal Corpse, Slayer and Samhain shirts. Like most kids, the gorier, bloodier or most offensive shirts were the ones he picked, especially if Mom was buying them. I usually get the evil eye from the mothers, like it’s my fault. Mick’s mom and grandma were the opposite of that––they were so nice. I would see them quite often and was always happy to see them. They were very supportive of Mick’s interest in music and understood how important it was to him. … read more