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Katatonia talks horror!

Hello boys and girls. Continuing the series of metal musicians who want to use this space to talk about their favorite horror films, I'm giving it over to Anders Nystrom, guitarist for Swedish ambient metallers Katatonia. The stage is yours, sir!

Avenged Sevenfold Dummer Found Dead

Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, also known as "The Rev", was found dead yesterday in his home, apparently of natural causes. The 28 year old musician was a founding member of the California based metalcore group, which was in the process of recording their fifth album. Avenged Sevenfold had also recently recorded a version of Pantera's "Walk" for a tribute album being assembled by Zakk Wylde.

The Top 11 Heavy Metal Albums of the Decade

Okay, with all the recent "best [blank] of the decade" going on, I decided it was high time I got involved. Seeing as how I can only proclaim myself to be an expert in a few things, and "best pork roast recipes of the decade" didn't seem terribly theme appropriate, I got to thinking about heavy metal, as I so often do.

Album Review - Sugar Red Drive

Hailing from that (sarcastic) hot bed of rock and roll activity, Poughkeepsie, New York, comes Sugar Red Drive, a band that started out with some musically frustrated kids from Vassar and a dream.

Concert Review: The Misfits

It had been a long time since I had been to a punk show. Maybe it had been too long. I had practically forgotten what it was like to stand among the punk loyalists, to feel their visceral attitude. Metal, for all its harshness and machismo, is also sometimes guilty of being turgid with bravado and showmanship.

Punk, true punk, not the sparkly, image conscious punk of the past decade, is bereft of all the pomp and circumstance, and even though the Misfits have costumes and a decided image, there’s still something stripped down about them. The Misfits, the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, the Ramones, MC5, Bad Brains; these are the names that signify the best of American punk rock.

Concert Review: GWAR 2009

I realize that everything I am about to say sounds like unabashed nonsense. It probably is. Bear with me.

So, self-described undisputed kings of splatter-metal GWAR had come to the conclusion that being addicted to crack and living endlessly at the behest of manager Sleazy P. Martini was no life for a god. So, procuring a Scumdog spaceship, they played their last on Earth and headed to their old stomping ground in the stars.

Album Review: "Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate" by Puddle of Mud

First off, a confession. When Puddle of Mudd burst onto the scene in 2001, my first thought as a good nerd was that they were making a reference to the Star Trek character Harry Mudd. Turned out not to be the case. I immediately thought less of the band. They’ve done little to

Album Review - "Prior to the Fire" by Priestess

I first became aware of Priestess on a scorching hot July night in 2005, when they were opening for Rob Zombie before "Lay Down" had ever been released. They were fresh, loud metal with a lot of promising rock influences. Since then, the band has put rubber to road with a steady stream of tours and marketing to try and gain attention. From high end video game exposure to touring with Clutch and GWAR, Priestess is treading the long road to mainstream recognition.

The Almost's Favorite Monsters

Fresh from the release of their latest album "Monster Monster," Dusty Redmon from the Almost took a minute to talk about his ten favorite monsters, movie or otherwise. Absolute bonus points for bringing up an iconic moment in "Monster Squad." Take it away, Dusty!

Five Finger Death Punch Talks Horror

Welcome aboard to a whole new thing I'm starting here at BGH. With grateful assistance from a cast of thousands (or like, a dozen, but whatever,) we're reaching out to heavy metal bands, and allowing them their chance to talk about their favorite horror films, now and forever. We know we love horror. And we know you love horror. But it's time to let the metalheads have their say about the horror they love. They did it just for us, which means you'll only see it HERE, at Bloody Good Horror. My appreciation goes out to the donor of today's list, and every list after.

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