The short stuff
EPs have been a great way for bands to get their music out to their fans when they don’t have a full album to fill, but more than just a single.
Nathan Gray “Nthn Gry”
Nathan Gray, front man for Boysetsfire and I Am Heresy, steps away from the post-hardcore roots, embraces a tone more similar to Nine Inch Nails or Stabbing Westward. Brooding, melodic, and atmospheric, “Nthn Gry” is 8 tracks filled with dreary goodness. For
Slayer formed in 1981 and Tom Araya (Bass/Vocals), Kerry King (Rhythm & Lead Guitar), Jeff Hanneman (Rhythm & Lead Guitar) and Dave Lombardo (Drums) quickly cemented their position at the forefront of the emerging thrash movement. The band went onto sell millions of records, touring the world on numerous occasions and winning 2 Grammy Awards,
But 2011′s fest boasted one of the most impressive line-ups rock festivals have seen for a good long while, thanks largely to the promise of the Big Four playing together on one stage in one glorious night, as well as talent from across almost every sub-genre of rock from pop-punk (Weezer, YouMeAtSix), to comedy-tinged re-imaginings (Hayseed Dixie, Richard Cheese) and the bona-fide megastars of Slipknot, Biffy Clyro
And no matter what pigeon-hole those bands might fall into, a festival experience that includes so much breadth, and so much inclusive passion for music in general
By Ryan J. Downey
Metallica's James Hetfield performs at the Big 4 concert on Saturday
Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images
Indio, California — One week after indie hipsters and pop enthusiasts stood on the same desert ground for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an estimated 55,000 metal fans watched "The Big 4" of thrash share a U.S. stage together for the first time.
"This is history tonight and you're part of it," Metallica frontman James Hetfield told the crowd Saturday at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. "Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica as one — with you!"
As members of all four bands gathered together toward the end of Metallica's set to perform the Diamond Head classic "Am I Evil?," fans roared. The group of friends, sometime rivals and ex-bandmates embraced one another affectionately and shared wide smiles.
Then there's the new commentary. Raimi, star (and living legend) Bruce Campbell and producer Robert Tapert gather for an informative chat about the making of the film. They don't break it down scene by scene, but rather discuss the entire,
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