It’s Friday, which means two things: giving the week the finger and new music! Tune in every Friday for The Pit’s round-up of new metal releases, from singalong hard rock to pus-drenched underground death metal. […]
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Since it first climbed out of rock and roll’s primordial ooze, metal has been wary of what it considers the ultimate transgressor: the poser, someone who dresses metal and/or talks about the genre as if […]
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In the early ‘90s, death metal was an arms race. The battle of faster-louder-grosser was being fought along America’s East Coast and on the streets of Gothenburg and Stockholm. But just as important as the […]
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In the world of hard rock and heavy metal, live albums don’t always land well, simply because recorded music can’t replicate the incredible power one feels surging to the front row in a tidal wave […]
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It’s easy to draw a hard line between genres and cultures within music. People feel comfortable with these divisions because it allows them to put themselves on one side or another — aggressive or sensitive, […]
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Yesterday, it was revealed that Dave Ellefson, founding bassist of thrash metal titans Megadeth, was dropped from the band following a pretty lurid scandal. A series of sexual text messages surfaced involving Ellefson and a […]
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“A stupid question, I know, but…how the fuck is everybody doing out there in TV land?” It’s good to hear that even in the face of concert shutdowns, Dani Filth hasn’t lost his sense of […]
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In the ‘90s, heavy music and comics were both fighting hard to prove their legitimacy. The former was trying to shed the sparkly cheese and/or softcore satanism of the ‘80s, and embrace either tough-guy realism […]
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By 1991, it was obvious that metal needed something new. Decades usually blur at the overlap — the late ‘80s and the early ‘90s had a lot of stylistic similarities — but in the evolving […]
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