Initially, this seemed like a strange bill of bands, but in hindsight it offered Dethklok the chance to showcase some talented, lesser-known bands, and allowed those talented, lesser-known bands to lend even more credibility to the metal mythos of Dethklok. … read more
I sat down with Kurt Ballou, guitar mastermind of Converge and recording guru of Godcity Studio, before their show Oct. 10 in Denver. He had a lot to say. We got to talking about high school bands, solar powered cars and of course, the new Converge album. … read more
For the past few years, bands have been rescuing the screamo moniker from its relegated position as an evil music genre epithet, a cause furthered by Rocky Mountain District. Brandishing their swords and screams proudly, and recording their performance in brilliant lo-fi glory, any notions of the negative connotation of emo and screamo are cast aside. … read more
It was an interview that almost didn’t happen. After not one, but two failed attempts at speaking with Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, it seemed that this piece wasn’t to be. Fortunately, a third go found SLUG and Gale on the phone discussing everything from the awesome, “WTF” lineup of Power Trip’s upcoming tour and new material to graphic novels and the militarization of police.