A smorgasbord of metal from across the head-banging continuum. Continue reading
Authors Katherine Turman and Jon Wiederhorn assemble the history of metal layer-by-layer with the words of those who were lucky or unlucky enough to have seen, heard, tasted, and smelled it. Continue reading →
Are you for-reals good at pretend-music? Do you unironically enjoy ironic film? Do you have what it takes to out-meta the competition? Then load-up those pre-sets character models and limber up your good horn-throwin’ fingers, ‘cause tonight is Heavy Metal and Rock Band Night at the Brattle. Go greased mane to greased mane in this tap-a-ganza tourney pitting would-be-Malmsteems against each other onstage, judged by a panel of vidyah-game experts from Giantbomb.com. The evening kicks off with a ritual screening of the only movie so metal, its title is crushing itself.
[Thu. 3.10.11. 40 Brattle St., Havrad Sq., Cambridge. 617.876.6837. 10pm/$14, $12 students and members, $6 Rock Band only. brattlefilm.org]
Crust punks, stoner rockers, and thrashers united on the grim night before Valentine’s Day to kick out the jams with local metal favorites Doomriders and Ramming Speed along with sets from Sweet Cobra and Lunglust. Continue reading →