Category Archives: Editorials

Steel Panther brought comedy we needed in the 2010s

Posted by on December 24, 2019

Depending on how you look at them, Steel Panther are either loved or hated, and you can say the same for just about any comedian. Especially after the #MeToo movement, the group has been slammed with controversy. Their humor in sex, drugs, and rock and roll hasn’t always been for everyone to stomach. However, the […]

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Sabaton and Eluveitie gave metal farewell to NYC’s Playstation Theater

Posted by on December 23, 2019

  After nearly fifteen years, New York City’s Playstation Theater is coming to a close on December 31st, 2019, after a run of shows from the Disco Biscuits. Formerly known as The Nokia Theater (2005-2010) and The Best Buy Theater (2010-2015), this iconic venue in the heart of Times Square is closing its doors for […]

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Look out for Stitched Up Heart’s ‘Darkness’ in 2020

Posted by on December 19, 2019

  Many of us are reflecting on the end of the decade. However, we are also looking forward to seeing what’s next to come. Metal and rock has dramatically evolved within the last ten years. You may have discovered your taste has shifted as well during this timeframe. Over the last few years, bands including […]

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Countries where metal music is “illegal”

Posted by on December 12, 2019

This past summer, a story hit the news cycle about the legal journey of Iranian metal band Confess. Singer/guitarist Nikan “Siyanor” Khosravi, who fled to Turkey after his trial in 2016 and is currently residing in Norway, spoke with Louder Sound about he and bandmate Arash “Chemical” Ilkhani’s legal issues, being arrested in their homes […]

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Slayer’s impact on New York’s music scene explained by members of Misfits, Anthrax, Agnostic Front, and more

Posted by on November 25, 2019

Slayer said farewell to NYC at the Madison Square Garden on November 9th, 2019. For this bittersweet show, we had photographer Khadija Bhuiyan capture these thrash legends. Additionally, Spotlights/Primitive Weapons drummer Chris Enriquez asked members from Anthrax, Agnostic Front, The Misfits, and more to share their thoughts on Slayer’s impact on the New York music scene. Author: Chris Enriquez // Photographer: […]

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