A Death in Queens
On what would have been his 49th birthday, an old friend pays tribute to a NYC original.
Top 5 Double-Drummer Bands of All Time, by Set and Setting
When it comes to percussionists, these metallic post-rockers have great taste.
Iron Reagan, Crossover Ministry (Relapse Records, 2017)
Attitude Adjustment and Cryptic Slaughter-like riffs are always welcome.
Absolution, Juxtaposition (Wardance Records, 2017)
Influential NYHC group drops a new EP to start 2017 off right.
Cashing In On Crap
When anger, revolt, and revolution turn into sarcasm, apathy, and parody... for better or worse.
Lonely Boy: Tales From a Sex Pistol, by Steve Jones and Ben Thompson (Da Capo Press, 2017)
The former Sex Pistol tells his life story with an irresistible blend of raw honesty and un-PC humor.
Scott Schafer (Znöwhite, Cyclone Temple, Rebels Without Applause)
Talking with the underrated thrash bassist about his musical career, and some special new Cyclone Temple reissues.
Money-Shots for the Ears
Screw Hollywood! Try getting another big break in the movie industry's bastard cousin: the music industry.
Song of the Day
Creeping Death, “Sacrament of Death,” from Sacrament of Death (Killing a Sound, 2016)
What do you get when you mix the death-sludge of Dismember with the groove of Merauder?
FRKSE, Desecration Anxiety I (Auris Apothecary/Divergent Series, 2016)
A unique and beautifully-packaged exploration of "false prophets and the empty promises of spirituality."
Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, by Lol Tolhurst (Da Capo Press, 2016)
How the co-founder of The Cure climbed to success, crashed, and then lived to tell about it.
That’s Some Killer Music
Rare is the hand that murders the same that writes a classic tune...
Westpoint, Westpoint (Triple-B Records, 2016)
The sonic spirit of '90s Revelation Records and Sub Pop lives through this new record.