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Blog Profile / Metal Flows In My Veins

Filed Under:Music / Metal
Posts on Regator:518
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Archived Since:August 31, 2008

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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

Metal Alliance Tour 2014

Bands: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, and InquisitionVenue: House of Blues, Sunset Strip; West Hollywood, CADate: April 5th, 2014The second annual Metal Alliance Tour steamrolled into West Hollywood a few weeks ago. Featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, I cerainly wasn't going to let this one go by. Show More Summary

Destruction, Krisiun, and Exmortus

Bands: Destruction, Krisiun, and ExmortusVenue: Whisky Go-Go; West Hollywood, CADate: March 30th, 2014After a relatively slow start, the concert season in Los Angeles is starting to heat up. Recently, I took in the L.A. date of the current tour of Destruction and Krisiun, two power trios that have been perennial favorites of mine for years. Show More Summary

Shroud Eater, Lightning Swords Of Death, Orbweaver, and Ancient Altar

Bands: Shroud Eater, Lightning Swords Of Death, Orbweaver, and Ancient AltarVenue: The Complex, Glendale, CADate: February 28th, 2014Yeah, my postings have been rather sparse of late as I've decided to let a few of the higher profile tours of the winter go by in favor of some of the smaller tours that have recently occurred. Show More Summary

Toxic Holocaust at The Joint

Metal has been off to a slow start thus far in 2014. Good releases have been relatively scant, and not much has happened in the way of concerts in Los Angeles; hence, the dearth of any posts. But, signs of an awakening are beginning to appear, and I made my way out for the first "big" show of the year: Toxic Holocaust at The Joint on January 26th. Show More Summary

Exhumed Revival

A bit from Exhumed and their stage antics at The Joint in West Los Angeles on January 26th. A review with pictures will soon follow as I emerge from a hiatus! Cheers! Subscribe in a reader


2013 was yet another great year for heavy metal, and you can find my ramblings on the best albums of the year here and here. Special thanks…… to Stephannie for putting up with my obsession, and to my brother Skull (with the Lady Skull Kelly). Show More Summary

Two Concerts

Just clearing the decks here. I recently checked out both Church Of Misery (with Against The Grain and Zoroaster in support) and Monster Magnet in concert on November 23rd and November 27th, respectively. Official write ups for both concerts can be found here and here.Here are a few pictures.... Show More Summary

Evocation "Excised And Anomatised"

Evocation Excised And Anatomised (Century Media Records) By: Chris Davison I think that the metal world is well accustomed to heavy metal cover albums and EP by now, being perhaps the most receptive genre of music on the planet to paying homage to illustrious forebears. Show More Summary

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