Kerrang! Awards – the filth, the vomit, and the ass-grabs

May 29, 2014
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Kerrang! Awards – the filth, the vomit, and the ass-grabs

In 1999, my career kicked off when I started writing for Kerrang! Magazine in England. I had been reading the heavy metal Bible since the early ’90s, and I was ecstatic when then-Deputy Editor Paul Rees liked a live review of the Toilet Boys that I had submitted. My first paid assignment was a...
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

September 5, 2013
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City Slang: Louder Than Hell

Many, many words have been written on the subject of heavy metal music. Not necessarily the bands, but the label. As with any other genre tag, most of which are nonsensical to begin with, people seem determined to pin down the ultimate definition of what metal is. The movie that came out a few...
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What is THAT? – Oddities from the MT mailbox

August 30, 2013
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What is THAT? – Oddities from the MT mailbox

Here’s the deal. Every day here at the Metro Times, our mail delivery includes CDs, books and all sorts of other promotional items. A lot of it we can use and review – local-interest music, DVDs, etc. But we also get a lot of weird and whacky items that just kinda build up. So...
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