Watain @ Metro 03.06 with Destroyer 666 and Ares Kingdom

Watain @ Metro 03.06 with Destroyer 666 and Ares Kingdom
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Watain’s Erik Danielsson would perform acts and rites with a torch and candles on the altar. At one point, he held the fire the animal head, smoldering it before quickly putting the torch out in a flash of sparks. … read more

Heic Noenum Pax: Necrobutcher of Mayhem

Heic Noenum Pax: Necrobutcher of Mayhem
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Norway’s legendary black metal band Mayhem comes to Salt Lake City Jan. 28 to play their 1994 debut full-length, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, in its entirety. … read more

Obituary: Violent By Nature

Obituary: Violent By Nature
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Over the years, Obituary stuck to their roots and let the music “flow without thinking too hard,” says Don. … read more

Non Serviam: Rotting Christ

Non Serviam: Rotting Christ
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With 30 years in existence as Rotting Christ, this band’s name has coursed the lips of metalheads all over the world—an accomplishment that any metal band would love to boast.

Ghost: Gathering the Black Masses

Ghost: Gathering the Black Masses
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Ghost emerged in 2008, playing live shows clad in cloaks with their faces covered, their frontman adorned in a demonic pope outfit and skull-painted face. Speculation immediately came from fans and cynics: Are Ghost a gimmick, or something more sinister? In an interview with one of Ghost’s Nameless Ghouls, I attempted to unravel the mystery behind the band. … read more

Lucifer’s Grasp Clutches SLC

Lucifer’s Grasp Clutches SLC
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Johanna Sadonis channels her spiritual essence into a rising beast—one that thrives on the creative brainwaves and talents of fellow musicians Gaz Jennings, Dino Gollnick and Andrew Prestidge. The combined

Artist(s) of the Fevered Soul: Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates

Artist(s) of the Fevered Soul: Tomas Lindberg of At The...
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At The Gates released At War With Reality on Oct. 28 of last year, their first album since the legendary Slaughter Of The Soul hit shelves in 1995. “It felt absolutely brilliant to be back in the studio together,” Lindberg says.

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Dropping Acid with K.R. Starrs

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: Dropping Acid with K.R....
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My first experience with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats was with their second album, 2011’s Blood Lust. A tribute to the vile psychedelia initiated by the likes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, what really caught me was how close they could come to heavy metal roots without sounding derivative.  … read more