Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.
Human Impact (Ipecac Recordings). Review by Scott Adams.
Nearly two hour documentary focusing on Amphetamine Reptile Records, responsible for releasing some of the noisiest punk-inspired music in the ’90s, including Helmet, Melvins, and Tar.
Oddfellows (Ipecac). Review by Jason O’Neal Griggs.
Hungry For Nothing (Translation Loss). Review by Jen Cray.
Ghosts in the City (24 Hour Service Station). Review by Jen Cray.
When Angels & Serpents Dance (Ino/Columbia). Review by Jen Cray.
Navigating the Bronze (Alternative Tentacles). Review by Jen Cray.
Visqueen (Ipecac Recordings). Review by Jen Cray.
Totimoshi may have been playing to a crowd that could have fit into Jen Cray’s living room, but that did nothing to dim their spirits or the quality of their performance.
Page Hamilton, frontman of the seminal metal/hardcore outfit Helmet spent some phone time talking with Jen Cray about label execs who piss him off, bands you may be surprised that he likes, and how all he really wants to do is make music.
The Warped Tour brings its annual circus of misfits and mayhem to Orlando. Jen Cray experiences the overindulgence of noise, colors, crowds, heat… and torrential rain.
Ruin Everything! (Hello Sir). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The high-octane fumes swirling from the Rock Powerhouse that is Supagroup are enough to give anyone a dancing fit. Gail Worley investigates the volatiles emanating from this Alaska-via-Louisiana conflagration.
Hangover Music Vol. VI (Spitfire). Review by Joe Frietze.
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Are We The Culprits? (Loudspeaker). Review by Nick Plante.
Confession (Roadrunner). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
After a decade with one of the most influential bands in today’s metal, Helmet, drummer John Stanier finds himself in Tomahawk, featuring members of the Melvins, Faith No More and the Jesus Lizard. Gail Worley talks about the ups, downs and sideways.
We’ve Come For You All (Sanctuary). Review by Van Sias.
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