Heavy Metal

Exclusive Interview: Candlelight Red Summon 'Demons'

Stuff's happening to dark rockers Candlelight Red faster than we can keep track; they opened for KISS before they'd even signed a record deal, and their debut album kicked their careers up even further. This time we actually caught up with them to chat about their new EP "Demons," their live shows, and their must-have horror DVDs.
Gregory Burkart - 09/07/2012 - 5:00pm - 0 comments

Wrath of Killenstein: 'Ugly' – EP Review

After contributing some memorably maniacal music to the epic heavy metal fantasy game Brütal Legend, horror-metal act Wrath of Killenstein have finally returned with some twisted new material. Hopefully our review will prepare yourself for the bizarre sonic onslaught...
Gregory Burkart - 08/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 0 comments

Hour of 13: '333' – CD Review [NSFW]

North Carolina "occult doom" band Hour of 13 have tapped into the spirit of vintage metal and down-tuned doom rock to create an album that feels surprisingly new and energetic. Check out our track-by-track review, listen to a cut from the album, and get a peek at some slightly naughty promo images...
Gregory Burkart - 08/07/2012 - 2:30am - 0 comments

Exclusive Interview: 'Darksiders II' Composer Jesper Kyd

Gamers know his music from the Hitman and Assassin's Creed series, but composer Jesper Kyd has an even darker side: his score for the upcoming Darksiders II is horror-fantasy on a grand scale. We chatted with Jesper about that project and more... including the TV series "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" and the horror flick "Staunton Hill."
Gregory Burkart - 08/01/2012 - 1:14am - 0 comments

Judgement Day: 'Polar Shift' – CD Review

Oakland's wicked wizards of "string metal" are back, this time with a mainly acoustic offering. But even without the distortion pedals, they still bring the heavy. Check out our review and watch a clip of the band in action...
Gregory Burkart - 07/27/2012 - 3:02am - 0 comments

Exclusive: Talking Vintage Metal & Classic Horror with Natur

Brooklyn metallers Natur have scored international acclaim for capturing the essence of old-school metal, and their debut album "Head of Death" is a riff-heavy ode to "the macabre, the monstrous and the mad." Check out our chat with their lead singer, who shares some of his favorite horror inspirations.
Gregory Burkart - 07/19/2012 - 2:03am - 0 comments

Exclusive: Family Force 5 on the Making of 'Zombie'

Check out our interview with dance-rock unit Family Force Five, who bring the concept of fan participation to a whole new level in "Zombie"... a crazed music video funded by their fans, who also appear onscreen as the hungry undead horde.
Gregory Burkart - 07/17/2012 - 1:00am - 0 comments

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