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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Shows of 2014

Posted by on Jan Fri, 2014 in Deathcore, Upcoming Shows

Shows of 2014

Sorry for the lack of writing, I had a momentary lapse of reason and decided to spend the last few weeks blasting Fleshgod Apocalypse and reading Nietzsche. I haven’t been quite the same ever since. I’m not sure I’ll ever recover. Anyway, here are some cool shows to get the year off to a good start.   Wow, this year is already way better than 2013, and we’re not even two weeks in! This tour … read...

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Upcoming Shows

Posted by on Sep Thu, 2013 in Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Shows

  Tonight at the Underground! Check out all these Fear And Loathing references. More importantly, note that this music is featured on Board To Death Vol. 3.     If you live in Albuqurque, The Gasworks are hosting another Metal event tonight. Come check it out!    As you can infer from the flyer art, this is gonna be a retro-style Power Metal show. However, Oscillation is more of the Death Metal persuasion (Think along the … read...

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New Albums Of 2013

Posted by on Apr Fri, 2013 in Black Metal, Power Metal, Thrash

Hey dear readers, I bet all four of you love “Blackened Thrash Hardcore Punk with a touch of Death.” That is how Torture Victim describes themselves, and it pretty much hits the nail on the head. Their music boasts lightning fast riffs with a combination of clean and dirty vocals. I could only find the lyrics for two songs, which appear to be the usual Death Metal canon of genocide, mortality, gore, and legions of the undead. … read...

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Rise From The Ashes Of Disbelief

Posted by on Apr Tue, 2013 in Concert Review

I’m not a slacker. To the contrary, I got two jobs, and therefore have very little time to write on my precious, precious blog. Also, I don’t even own my own computer. And typing entire articles on a smart-phone is a pain in the ass. Enough of my excuses, let’s talk abut Metal. First of all, I’m going to throw a tantrum because I should be at this show as we speak. But my job  … read...

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Upcoming Shows

Posted by on Jul Thu, 2012 in Upcoming Shows

I love being 21. Nothing is better than getting smashed and listening to awesome, insane, loud music. For instance…               If that’s not your thing, slightly more marketable/mainstream music is coming to the Sunshine Theater on the 30th.                                         Or, you can check this out, and Scream It Like You Mean It. AAAAHHHH!! This Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Joe Angel Productions presents Destroy It All Tour, featuring Epiphany, Carry Your Ghost, and some other crazy Metal bands. … read...

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