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Thursday: Suicidal Tendencies @ The Alrosa

Thursday night skate-punk-metal rockers Suicidal Tendencies bring the Join the Army/Deja Vu tour to the Alrosa Villa.

Suicidal Tendencies recently released No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family which is a re-recording of tracks from the band’s second album, Join the Army, and songs from ST guitarist Mike Clark’s speed metal band, No Mercy.

Doors open at 6pm and tickets are $20. Also on the bill are Death Before Dishonor, Damn Near Down, and Catastrophic Manifestation.

Video: Helloween – “Are You Metal?”

Well, are you?

Helloween’s new album, 7 Sinners, comes out on November 9.

ARE YOU METAL? – exclusive myspace premiere

Helloween | Myspace Music Videos

Podcast: Scott Ian (Anthrax) interview

Scott Ian of Anthrax is one of metal’s most recognizable characters. In addition to his 25 year career in the band, Ian’s also a regular fixture on VH1 and MTV when they run shows like “100 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time”.

I remember the first time I heard Anthrax, Z-Rock had “Indians”, from the 1987 release Among the Living, in rotation and played it alongside other metal bands of that time period though most were of the lipstick-and-leather variety. From that point on, I was hooked on the NYC-style thrash metal. Inadvertently, Scott turned me onto a slew of other bands simply by wearing those bands t-shirts in photo shoots for magazines like RIP, Circus and Hit Parader. It was because of one of these photos that I became a huge Fishbone fan (something you’ll hear briefly mentioned in my interview).

When Scott Ian called me a few weeks ago to talk about the Jagermeister Tour (stopping in Columbus this Sunday) featuring Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer, the 18-year-old in me was in awe.

DOWNLOAD: Scott Ian interview

Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer play at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Sunday, October 11. Tickets are $45, day of show. Gates open at 6, Anthrax hits the stage at 6:55.

Scion Rock Fest 2010 in Columbus Line Up Announced

Four venues, 23 bands, zero dollars, RSVP here

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Fool’s Crown CD release party tonight @ The Billiard Club

There’s all sorts of metal in Columbus – if there’s a certain niche you’re looking for, you’ll find it whether it be at some of the clubs (The Billiard Club, Alrosa, Ravari Room) or at CD stores (Magnolia Thunderpussy has an amazing metal selection). When it comes to HEAVY metal, my tastes run in the power/thrash metal genre, created or influenced-by early-to-mid ’90s bands like Pantera, Slayer, Mastodon, Lamb of God. Locally, no band does this sound better than Fool’s Crown. The band’s Up the Antics (released 01/07) was a culmination of 4 years of writing, practing, performing, solidifying the line-up, and recording and was an ideal compliment to Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power.

MP3: Innocent Past Time Apology

Tonight – at the Billiard Club (911 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.) – Fool’s Crown will drop their second EP, Engraving the Scars. A well-executed follow-up to Up the Antics, Engraving the Scars turns it up a notch with more fierce vocals (I can barely understand anything Keith Lucas sings screams but I don’t care, it’s damn good), Laura Miller’s always-shredding guitar playing (it wouldn’t happen in a BILLION years but if Pantera ever decided to reform, Laura would be my pick to fill Dimebag’s shoes), and a POWERFUL rhythm section consisting of old pal Jim Swanson on bass and Matt Miller on drums. In late 2007, the mysteriously named “Z” joined Fool’s Crown on lead/rhythm guitar to thicken the band’s sound.

Not sure what time things kick off tonight or how much the cover is but joining Fool’s Crown will be Kingsblood, The C.O.A.S.T., and The Council.

Watain in Cleveland


Shawn Khemsurov of Columbus’ number 1 gore grind outfit Vomitrocity went to see black metal group Watain Friday. I guess the band threw animal blood on the audience. No word of what kind of animal’s blood it was or how they keep and transport the blood as they go city to city.

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