MEGADETH – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN

MEGADETH – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN

A titan in Metal and my favorite Birther, Dave Mustaine, came to Saint Paul with his band Megadeth. In support of 2016’s magnificent record Dystopia, Megadeth is wrapping up its North American dates with a swing through Roy Wilkins Auditorium.  With him, in what has become almost an annoyance, are 4 support acts.  Almost like a traveling mini-fest.  Fests, even of the mini ilk, don’t work well on a weeknight. When I first saw the…

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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest

The largest North American heavy metal event of the year takes place this weekend (September 24 and 25) when Ozzfest Meets Knotfest rolls into the  San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino California. Legendary British metal pioneers, Black Sabbath will headline the Ozzfest portion of the festival on Saturday in one of their final performances in the United States.  Sunday’s, Knotfest, will feature relative “newcomers” (when compared to the legendary Black Sabbath) Slipknot with their nine costumed…

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Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

Northern Invasion Returns For A Second Onslaught

In the weeks that follow the first day of Spring, you start to smell it. And I’m only partially talking about the must from airing out your pop tents. Specifically, I am talking about the smell of Festival Season.  A sublime time of year filled with 8 dollar beers, not showering for three days, absurdly slow ATM’s and of course, music.  Hard music to be on point.  First up on my personal summer festival tour is…

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Butcher Babies “Take It Like A Man” Album Review

Butcher Babies “Take It Like A Man” Album Review

Goliath was one of my favourite metal albums to be released in 2013. You can read my opinions of it here. Butcher Babies did a good job at making something that was more than just another metalcore album full of screaming and other clichés. The vocal melodies were, for the most part, fantastic and the song structures showed intelligence far beyond what I gave them credit for. So, needless to say my expectations for whatever their…

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Butcher Babies-Take It Like A Man (August 21, 2015)

Butcher Babies-Take It Like A Man (August 21, 2015)

Forming in 2010, Los Angeles’ Butcher Babies released their first full-length album, Goliath, in 2013 a follow-up to the self-titled, self-released Butcher Babies EP in 2012. After another EP of cover songs, Uncovered, in 2014 Butcher Babies are now set to issue their second full-length album, Take It Like A Man, on August 21, 2015. The band consists of frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner and…

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