Packed Like Sardines: D.R.I., Excel & Hirax play Sold-Out Show at Union

Review by Erik E. Wrath
(Photos by Albert Licano)

November 11th 2017, Union, Los Angeles CA: Last Saturday, the Union nightclub in LA hosted a sold-out event featuring D.R.I., Excel, Hirax, Deathwish, Cryptic Slaughter and Witchaven. Our man Erik E. Wrath was in attendance, and here is a recap of the event from his perspective. Continue reading “Packed Like Sardines: D.R.I., Excel & Hirax play Sold-Out Show at Union”

Album Review: Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing

By Ryan Falla

Italian black/sludge metal trio Forgotten Tomb brings us their 9th studio album, ‘We Owe You Nothing’, to add to a long-lived and consistent discography of fifteen years. Inside the package of this album is a brevity of thick, skull-pounding riffage and darkly engrossing atmosphere. This record is overwhelmingly powerful, almost abusive in how heavy it beats you over the head with concrete sludge. Continue reading “Album Review: Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing”

Album Review: Nick Oliveri – N.O. Hits At All, Vol. 3

By Ryan Falla

Nick Oliveri is the former bassist of desert rock bands Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. He’s since embarked on a solo journey recording with a multitude of artists and compiling them into volumes, the third of which we’re discussing today. N.O Hits At All – Vol.3 doesn’t stray too far from the desert rock style, and fans of Kyuss and desert rock alike should find plenty of material to enjoy with this record. Continue reading “Album Review: Nick Oliveri – N.O. Hits At All, Vol. 3”

Ticket Giveaway: Mayhem @ Fonda Theatre

Norwegian black metal giants Mayhem have returned to North America for another leg of the ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ tour, celebrating their ’94 full-length debut of the same name by performing it in its entirety. This time they’re bringing Immolation as main support, and Black Anvil returns as opening act. The tour hits Los Angeles for a gig at Fonda Theatre on Saturday November 18th. Continue reading “Ticket Giveaway: Mayhem @ Fonda Theatre”