Concert Review: Panzerfaust, Cryptopsy, and Belphegor at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on Nov Wed, 2017 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Grind, Lifestyle, Thrash

Concert Review: Panzerfaust, Cryptopsy, and Belphegor at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM

  On top of their beastly energy and extraordinary talent, these bands were surprisingly down to earth. We even passed Belphegor on the stairs after their set. Not gonna lie, I was a little bit starstruck. In addition to the the skull crushing music, each band also put their heart into their visual performance. Even their merch tables were exceptionally impressive. On top of the masculine and complex black metal logos, which look badass on … read...

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Concert Review: Amorphis, Swallow the Sun, The Extinction at Launchpad

Posted by on Apr Sat, 2017 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Folk Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Symphonic, Technical

Concert Review: Amorphis, Swallow the Sun, The Extinction at Launchpad

Finnish metal legends Amorphis and Swallow The Sun co-headline this tour, with support from local bands at each date and location. We New Mexicans were lucky enough to have The Extinction, who are so badass that even their sound check attracted a decent crowd. Hosted by Launchpad, a bar in downtown Albuqurque, this show was epic enough to get recorded in the Kalevala. Here is an instant replay: The Extinction, an Albuqurque based death … read...

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Upcoming Shows: March 2017

Posted by on Mar Sat, 2017 in Black Metal, Death Metal, Deathcore, Doom Metal, Grind, Thrash, Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows: March 2017

While we have a few more weeks of winter to blast our black metal and think about cold frost and infinite darkness, the spring thaw will soon be upon us. Many bands are coming out of the woodworks to go on tour. Here are some notable shows coming to the Santa Fe/ Albuqurque area: The Armory is one of the most badass and authentic metal venues in Albuqurque. This show features local badasses, Left To … read...

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Concert Review: Dark Tranquillity at Albuquerque’s Launchpad

Posted by on Feb Tue, 2017 in Concert Review, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Power Metal, Progressive Rock, Technical

Concert Review: Dark Tranquillity at Albuquerque’s Launchpad

  This show was a perfect storm of musical variety, consistent heaviness, and high-energy excitement. Launchpad is one of my favorite venues, and it outdid itself for this concert. Each band was unique, yet the chemistry was cohesive, and the result was like the so-called “goldilocks effect” that created life on our planet: A seemingly random formula of a certain matter, in certain places, et cetera, that culminates into a whole greater than the sum of … read...

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Concert Review: Castle, Fallen Prophets, and Cicada at Launchpad

Posted by on Mar Sat, 2015 in Concert Review, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal

Concert Review: Castle, Fallen Prophets, and Cicada at Launchpad

  Shows like this are why Launchpad is one of my favorite venues. It’s a terrific place to have a few brews and get your metal fix on a weekday night. In case you weren’t there on March 16th, here’s what you missed: Cicada were weird and trippy. All the overlapping instruments blended almost too well together. There were parts that I couldn’t tell whether it was a  voice or a  guitar, since it was … read...

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