• Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Six Must-Play Songs About Halloween

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Nephilim Terror's Death-Metal Growler Danny Carroll

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Danny Carroll is the brut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    With 30 Years In the Game, Helstar Shreds Anew This Saturday

    After all the riffs, after all the load-ins, and after all the Jager shots, what is it, exactly, that keeps a heavy metal band from Houston, Texas, shrieking and shredding across the globe for 30 years? Rewind: Multiples of Black: Helstar celebrate their 30th anniversary in style Magic, of cours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    BY JEFF ROCHE, LA WEEKLY Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Last Night: Skeletonwitch, Havok & Legion at Walters

    Skeletonwitch, Havok, Mutilation Rites, Legion Walters Houston October 17, 2012 Wednesday night's Skeletonwitch show at Walters was one I'd been looking forward to since it was announced. The speedy Ohio metallers nearly eviscerated a Warehouse Live crowd back in April opening for Nile and Black Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    A Few Things You Didn't Know About "Oh! Susanna"

    On this day in 1847, legendary American songwriter Stephen Foster debuted the song "Oh! Susanna" to a crowd at the Andrews' Eagle Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Who gives a tin Enchirito about something we sang in grade school?" you're shouting because you're a weird shouty person wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Accept: New Singer, But "Balls To The Wall" As Ever

    Photos via​Screaming out of Germany like a Teutonic Terror - which also happens to be the name of their current single - Accept spent a lot of years on the road and in the studio before having heavy-metal success with the albums Restless and Wild ('82), Balls to the Wall (' ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 21, 2006