American Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails was formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Trent Reznor started the band while working in a recording studio.

Ever been caught in a mosh or swept into the pit? Have you ever left a show sweaty and sore from the frenzy, beaming ear to ear? That’s what it’s like being a metalhead, and for metalheads across Houston there was only one place to be last Saturday night: Bayou Music Center, witnessing a thrash […]

The one-man band that is Author and Punisher interestingly produces industrial-metal sounds with the use of custom-made mechanisms that create unique and aggressive compilations of noise by ingeniously unifying literal metal and music.

Nine Inch Nails is currently on tour, and that’s all I can think about, really. This run of shows is part of the Cold and Infinite and Black tour that started a few weeks back and ends with a near week-long residency in Los Angeles in December (all of those shows already sold out, I […]

STP is more than just an automotive brand specializing in motor oil and aftermarket parts, it’s also an acronym for one of the most popular grunge bands of the 1990’s. The Stone Temple Pilots are based out of San Diego, California, originally consisting of vocalist Scott Weiland, bassist Robert DeLeo, his brother, Dean DeLeo on […]

Last Friday, at White Oak Music Hall, I had the opportunity to see Death Grips and Ministry perform. Prior to the show I had never really listened to Ministry. The few songs I heard had the same industrial/EBM feel that Death Grips is known for in their production. I assumed that there would be some […]

California math-rock band, Chon, took over the Bronze Peacock Room at the House of Blues on Saturday night. Despite Justin Bieber playing across the street at Toyota Center, they managed to completely sell out the show. Chon didn’t come alone, of course. They brought a crazy lineup filled with other instrumental bands that brought their […]

Coverage by: Trent Lira and Rajiv Radia

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Despite its status as one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed of the metal subgenres, death metal often gets marginalized by the community at large. This probably explains its often noticeable absence from some of the bigger summer concert tour festivals such as Mayhem Fest and the now-defunct Ozzfest. There is the major […]

In 2007, Skeletonwitch seared themselves into the minds of metal heads everywhere with their Prosthetic Records debut, Beyond the Permafrost.  That album set the template for high energy darkness and evil in the American metal scene.  Even Glenn Danzig was impressed as he personally requested them to be his opening act on the 2008 Blackest […]

Once managed and promoted by the late, great Joey Ramone, The Independents are kinda like…um…kinda like if the Misfits had started later, and combined ska, rockabilly, metal, and 50s rock, all mixed together with what would sound like a re-imagining of what should be the soundtrack to horror and sci-fi B-Movies. Coming from “Murder Beach”, […]

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