The Progress Melter – Steel Panther and the Extent of “Comedy”

This should go without saying, but women have always had the ability to excel at playing guitar, and they often have. The rock and metal scene specifically has benefited from the contributions of players like Chelsea Wolfe, Liz Buckingham (Electric Wizard), Simone Dow (Voyager), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Lori Von Linstruth (Ayreon), Sarah Longfield, Laura…

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Comedy and metal have always made for slightly awkward bedfellows. When you consider just how fertile the ground is for humour in metal, it is slightly surprising that there isn’t more of it about. In the main, even when daubing oneself in elaborate facepaint and writing high velocity peons to…

Kataklysm – Meditations

After seemingly running out of steam toward the end of the previous decade, Kataklysm bounced back in fine form with 2013’s Waiting For The End To Come and its worthy follow-up Of Ghosts and Gods (2015). Having taken an uncharacteristically long time between releases, in order to focus on their…

PHOTOS: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014, Day One: Deafheaven, Tombs, The Hotelier, Nomads, Rotting Out, Steel Panther, Death From Above 1979, The Blood Brothers, Run The Jewels, Amon Amarth, Mineral, Pallbearer—November 7th, 2014, Austin, TX

Every year, Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas brings together some of the best acts in rock, hip-hop, comedy, and action sports. With a lineup as diverse as theirs, it’d be pretty impractical for a niche blog to cover everything, but the hardcore and metal presence across the fest’s…

Dragonforce To Release Comedy Album

Move over, Steel Panther There’s a growing trend in stand-up comedy troupes out there that base their act on music performance, and Dragonforce seem to be cashing in by releasing a comedy album! Entitled Twilight Dementia, Herman Li and crew perform their unique blend of power-comedy in a live environment…