Haken – Restoration

It is 2008.  In London, a demo entitled Enter the 5th Dimension debuts from a relatively-unknown progressive metal/rock band called Haken.  The demo set the stage of what to expect from Haken for years and years to come: heavily down-tuned guitars, multi-genre tangents, and masterful, truly-progressive, songwriting.  Flash forward 6 years…

PHOTOS: Torche, Lizzard Wizzard, Indica—September 27th, 2014 @ Saint Vitus Bar, New York City, NY & October 16th, 2014 @ Crowbar, Brisbane, Queensland

“Stoner pop” band Torche toured a portion of North America in September, and then flew out to Australia in October, to spread their message of fuzzy riffs, pop-inducing beats and overall infectious vibe. Photographers Maclyn Bean and William France caught the US and AUS tours respectively to bring you global…

LIGHTS Parts Ways With Manager

Canadian musician LIGHTS posted a statement on Oct. 31st via Facebook to not only apologize to those who were offended by her comments defending Jian Ghomeshi amidst high-profile sexual abuse accusations, but announced that she will be parting ways with the now ex-host of CBC’s The Q. Her statement can…

Wayne Static Of Static-X Dead At 48

If you haven’t heard by now, the rumors are indeed true—Wayne Static of industrial/groove outfit Static-X has passed away at the age of 48. He would have been 49 tomorrow. A great deal of the heavy music community has mourned his death, the likes of Dino Cazares, Devin Townsend, Ozzy…