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  • 4 years ago

    Those who thought the Mars Volta was complex and strange will probably feel even more challenged by Zechs Marquise. Formed in 2003 by two brothers of Mars Volta co-founder Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and rounded out by two childhood friends, Zechs Marqui...

  • 6 years ago

    On the title track of Cattle ­Decapitation's 2004 album Humanure, vocalist Travis Ryan growls the line "Here's to your health." But don't get the wrong impression, as he isn't exactly ­trying to foster a warm and fuzzy feeling. In the same...

  • 6 years ago

    On Combichrist's fourth and latest album, Today We Are All Demons, mastermind Andy LaPlegua effectively ups the ante on the tried and true ­answering-machine intro. An unfortunate soul is on his way to jail on a concealed-­weapons charge; ...

  • 7 years ago

    Metallica didn't commit its biggest sin when it exposed its dirty laundry in gory, self-indulgent detail in the 2003 film Some Kind of Monster. No — Metallica disgraced itself 12 years earlier on the wretched "Black Album" (Metallica), when ...

  • 7 years ago

    "Post-rock" may not be the most ridiculous descriptor in contemporary music; I'd cast my vote for either "sadcore" or "neo-prog." Still, the term means next to nothing when it's applied to a band like Russian Circles, which co-stars on this roster...

  • 7 years ago

    Everybody together now: "Anoint my phallus with the blood of the FALLEN!!" With that quaint lyric, South Carolina's Nile officially takes cock-rock to an all-new level. Possible latent menstruation envy aside, you gotta give Nile leader Karl Sande...