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TRVE Brewing Celebrates 5th Anniversary With Weekend of Metal and Beer

June 22, 2017

When Denver’s TRVE Brewing celebrates its anniversary every June, you can bet that owner Nick Nunns does it up right, putting on a weekend filled with metal bands and special one-off beers.

Top 5 Records of 2015 That Tied for #41

December 8, 2015

Among 2015’s other contenders, five curried nearly enough votes to make it onto our list… but only nearly.  Does that mean we shouldn’t spill some love-ink for them?  Hell no!  Here’s the five records that tied for #41 on our Top 40 Albums of 2015.

Vastum

November 17, 2015

Hole Below
Knuckle-dragging workout anthems for people who walk on ceilings
dB Rating: 8/10

No Ifs, Ands or Butts: We Dig Vastum’s “Sodomitic Malevolence”

September 28, 2015

Bay Area heavyweights Vastum have detonated a new album every two years, and Hole Below is their exceptional, must-hear third.

Something for the weekend: Vastum’s sexy NWOSDM Q&A, The Redux

July 29, 2011

Until interviewing Bay Area old-school nasties Vastum for dB #82, I thought metal’s attitude to man’s carnal desires extended just to the more is more philosophy of take it when you can get it, and like Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach was probably right when he said that sex addiction is one of the healthier addictions,…

Raising up the Hammers of Misfortune: (almost) 60 minutes with John Cobbett

July 8, 2011

Hammers of Misfortune are one of the most slept-on bands to be offering hauté metal compositions that’d sate vinyl gourmands’ appetite for a more adult alternative to power metal and something a bit more compositionally sophisticated than NWOBHM’s greasy denim bark. Like something that’s got all metal’s histrionic chutzpah but doesn’t require an ad hoc…