heavy metal

Gaz Jennings is a name well known in the perpetual underground of heavy metal.

It was only natural that once metal music became intertwined with video games that there would be a degree of co-mingling, that bands would start to soak up the sounds and influences of the games that took metal under their wing.

So, what do you do when you're a drummer and your dad is also a drummer but not just ANY drummer. He's one of the most iconic metal drummers ever. What is a son to do? Join a power trio and put out an album filled with some of the best hard rock this reviewer has heard in a long time.

I first heard about Dragonforce before they became popular through the Guitar Hero games. I heard about their first album when it came out, and I was quite puzzled by what I was hearing.

Strap in. Along Came a Spider’s new record “Resurgence” is a twisting ride. Dive in when you’re ready.

One of the interesting things about hanging around the music scene long enough is seeing how a band changes and grows from album to album. Of course, when many bands take between three and five years to put each record out, doing that is a chore.

Sunflower Dead emerged from backstage clothed in roughly matching black outfits and decked out in black and white face paint with assorted accoutrements, up to an including an introductory accordion.

Longtime fans of heavy metal will surely recognize the subject of this week's review. It's a little band from Germany known as Accept. Personally, Accept holds the distinction of being the very first metal band I ever saw live.

As the tumult surrounding As I Lay Dying unfolded, I may have been one of the only people with a tangential attachment to the metal universe who had no opinion on the matter.

I know what you're thinking; What's going on with that Swedish "death 'n' roll" band, Entombed? Well, it looks like after releasing 9 albums since 1990 Entombed may or may not be calling it a day. It seems the boys are having some personal issues and the Entombed name is off limits.