It's the time of year when lots of people are putting together a playlist of songs for Halloween and Halloween parties, and plenty of spooky tunes to choose from. But rather than just throw on a bunch of novelty songs like "Monster Mash," it might be more fun to try to find tunes that are played les ... More >>
Believe it or now, some fall air snuck down here and actually managed to weaken Pappy Sun's murderous death grip on Houston. It was nice to walk the dog without feeling as if I lived in the crotch of a Bulgarian shot putter warming up for the hurl. Plus, in every store the Halloween decorations are ... More >>
So The Twilight Saga has exactly two things that keep the films from being absolute torture. The first is Ashley Greene in all her pixie-hotness, and the second is that there really are some excellent bands that end up on the soundtracks. Case in point, the Features were featured recently in Break ... More >>
Dave Grohl and Ratt team upWhen Dave Grohl released his Probot project in February 2004, it opened a whole new world of metal to a new legion of kids whose only exposure to the hard stuff may have been whatever was on MTV or VH1 Classic. Here was Grohl teaming up with crusty scumlords like Le ... More >>
Today we celebrate the death of Gilles de Rais. Back in the 15th century, de Rais took up killing children like it was going out of style, though some claim that he was framed by the Church so it could seize his lands. Here's what went down in the history books, though. De Rais confessed to ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatySo about a month ago Aftermath swore off metal shows. Well serious ones that is. Yeah, we hit up Steel Panther, who are in fact metal but that didn't count, seeing that they are hair metal which immediately disqualifies them. Anyhow, High on Fire's packed gig at Walte ... More >>
metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>
If there's anything that makes Houstonians freak the fuck out worse than an oncoming hurricane, it's the threat of winter weather. Rocks Off was in our local grocery store Thursday night (we simply had to have that new Rolling Stone with Taylor Lautner on the cover) and the checkout line was teem ... More >>
Wake the hell up! It's Monday! You've got shit to do, don't you? Only four more days until Labor Day weekend, and another endless ice chest of Lone Star. Here's some Celtic Frost up your lazy ass, from 1985's To Mega Therion release.
As you might read in the print edition of this week's Press, the experimental metal band Isis will be at the Meridian tonight. All of Isis' albums since 2002's Oceanic have explored similar territory: long, unhurried songs that blend doom-metal with the noodly, spacey guitar work characteristic of p ... More >>
Leave it to the British music press to read more into something than it merits. Any new fad they see pop up they immediately have to make a celebratory month for, or start spending thousands of pounds on to trace its source. It's a dirty habit. They can't leave well enough alone. That's how you get ... More >>
Cradle of Filth performs Friday, February 23, at the Meridian 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717. The 69 Eyes and Three Inches of Blood also perform.
Sunday, May 29, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.