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Blog Profile / Metal Flows In My Veins

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Archived Since:August 31, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Midnite Communion II: Out of the Woods

Bands: Cough, INVDRS, Atriarch, and SorxeVenue: The Complex, Glendale, CaliforniaDate: November 15th, 2014Midnite Collective and the Bitchcraft Trading Post recently teamed up to produce a combination doom metal concert and pagan-themed arts and crafts show at the Complex in Glendale, California. Show More Summary

Two Concerts

A brief look at a couple of recent concerts. I took in the second night of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats' back to back performances at the Roxy in West Hollywood late last month (my official writeup at Heavy Metal at can be found here), and then, an Halloween of all nights, the King Diamond Tour dropped in on The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Chris Davison Reviews Albums From Fen And Bog Oak

Thanks to the mighty powers of album allocation, I have a brace of reviews for you this week, based around all things swampy. For non-British folks out there, a “fen” is a piece of flat, reclaimed swampland. It is also a large expanse...Show More Summary

Two Eclipses

Through the beauty of celestial mechanics, the western United States was perfectly positioned to catch not one, but two, spectacular wonders. A total lunar eclipse graced our skies early in the morning of October 8 th, only to be followed two weeks later by a partial solar eclipse, granting Los Angeles about 45% coverage. Show More Summary

The Return of Chris Davison

My good friend Chris Davison from on the other side of the pond has been kind enough to contribute a couple of reviews. In this installment, he looks at Death Penalty, one of the bands to form from the remains of the mighty Cathedral, and Wolf, a long running retro-trad band with a new album. Show More Summary

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats

Just a short clip from their appearance at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. October 12th, 2014. Subscribe in a reader

Exumer, Sadistic Intent, Merciless Death, and Morbid Saint at the Avalon

Bands: Exumer, Sadistic Intent, Merciless Death, and Morbid SaintVenue: The Avalon, Hollywood, CaliforniaDate: September 28th, 2014 If there ever was a show that could be described as a "one off", this show headlined by Exumer is definitely it. Show More Summary

Heavy Cream 'Zine #2

My good friend Adam L. Murray, photographer extraordinaire and man about town with loose connections to CVLT NATION, is the publisher of Heavy Cream, a local 'zine that covers the Los Angeles metal scene and its related culture. Issue...Show More Summary

Sleep at the Troubadour II

Ever since I caught Sleep for the first time at MDF 2013, I had wanted to see the band in a more intimate setting. Well, I finally got my chance last weekend as Sleep descended upon the Troubadour in West Hollywood. I wasn't scheduled...Show More Summary

Backlit #3

After a long wait, Backlit #3 has finally been published! A webzine unlike any other featuring articles, interviews, artist profiles, and weird fiction, Backlit is the brainchild of Josh Haun of the fabulous That's How Kids Die and Brandon Duncan of Expiring Sun (amongst a myriad of other projects). Show More Summary

Wolves In The Throne Room at the Echoplex

Atmospheric and flawless. My official review of the show can be found, as usual, here at Heavy Metal. I arrived at the Echoplex to catch most of Volahn's set, but I was not able to squeeze in to get close shots. Volahn were...Show More Summary

Sargeist, Nightbringer, and Ritual Combat at the Black Castle

The mid-July temperatures are soaring in Southern California, and what better way to celebrate than to trek down to the Black Castle, swelter in the heat, and witness Sargeist and Nightbringer hit the stage. I also made it in time to catch Ritual Combat. Show More Summary


Brief iPhone clip. Sargeist at the Black Castle in Los Angeles. July 11th, 2014. Subscribe in a reader

Maryland Deathfest 2014

Maryland Deathfest 2014 I’ve now attended two consecutive Maryland Deathfests and although I probably cannot yet be considered a veteran, I can’t say enough about how much of a great time that I have at this festival. Attendance at MDF will surely be a yearly event for me and my closest Los Angeles-based friends. Show More Summary

Diocletian and Gravehill at the Five Star Bar, DTLA

Bands: Diocletian and GravehillVenue: Five Star Bar, Los AngelesDate: May 15th, 2014In a warm up to the Maryland Deathfest next week, Diocletian played three dates on the West Coast with Gravehill in tow. I managed to head out to the Five Star Bar in DTLA to catch the first date of the tour.Gravehill Diocletian The t-shirt haul.... Show More Summary

Diocletian 001

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Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl

I've made a decision. Simply put, I'll go see Black Sabbath every time that they pass through Los Angeles. I'm now under that assumption that each Black Sabbath concert that I see will probably be the last. That said, I took in Black Sabbath's performance at the fabled Hollywood Bowl last Saturday. Show More Summary

April 14-15th Lunar Eclipse

Nothing fancy. Just pointing and shooting through a 40mm eyepiece. 8" Dobsonian telescope. No filters, no guiding, no nothing. 'Shorties' at Heavy Metal at Sovereigns Erebus Enthroned Temple Under Hell Subscribe in a reader

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