While easily recognizable on any given day, Halloween weekend is a time when even the most outrageously dressed metalhead can fly under the radar compared to folks passing by in costume en route to a party. Still, using the festivities to their advantage, among the black clad fans outside the Bowery Ballroom were a handful of costumed headbangers ready for a night of intense music. What lay ahead was the much anticipated Campaign For Musical Destruction Tour headlined by Napa
June 10, 2022 When you are the face and voice for one of most respected extreme metal bands in the history of the genre, what does it take to impress you? Surely, it wouldn't be something related to an Ivy League school, such as Yale University, which boasts a legacy of innovation and elitism. Yet, such was the case for Dani Filth, the legendary vocalist of the mighty Cradle of Filth, who took to social media to express his appreciation of the university's gothic architecture
May 06, 2022 Between a day of heavy rain and the closure of the nearby L train station after 10:30pm for construction, this particular Friday was prime for a night of takeout and Netflix among many households. Yet, huddled under a handful of umbrellas and increasingly soaked hoodies were a group of concertgoers who were not about to let a storm get in the way of evening's festivities. "I guess it would be nice to stay home," said one fan in line as he inspected the rain damag
April 29, 2022 As one of several venues in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, the appropriately named Warsaw is special in how it honors its roots. Located in an area of New York City also known as "Little Poland", Warsaw is proud to serve Polish beer and replaces standard bar food with kielbasa and perogies. It is here where, in the final days of April, unique food and drink was paired with several of heavy metal's most unique bands as Hypocrisy kicked off the Worship
Since my last show in February wasn’t in the photo pit, it seemed the photo gods owed me one. Thanks to the Underoath publicity team, I scored a photo pass for the sold-out show of the Voyeurist Tour on March 18 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. The venue where I got my very first photo pass almost nine years ago. Now, I could go on and sound like a broken record when I say the bands were incredible, jaw-dropping worthy even, but I can’t even begin to articulate it.
March 08, 2022 As the city lights came to life under the setting sun, the marquee over The Gramercy Theater illuminated under four letters long overdue to grace the stages of New York. Originally scheduled to perform in Brooklyn in 2020, tech-death legends Nile at least returned to the Big Apple, this time taking the stage to an ecstatic Manhattan crowd. Joining them on The Age Of Vile Divinities Tour were fellow death metal heavy hitters Incantation, Sanguisugabogg, and I Am