An instrumental Italian
progressive-rock band with a cumbersome history and a cult following, Goblin
built its vast reputation largely by composing scores for iconic horror films
in the 1970s. Yet longtime keyboardist Maurizio Guarini prefers sci-fi movies...
For a half-dozen years, Dallas Green did double
duty in two very different musical projects. He was the guitarist, keyboardist
and a main songwriter in Alexisonfire, a post-hardcore band playing
Listening to the roto-rooting
squeal of “Grave Desecration,” a track from The Men’s 2010 album Immaculada,
you’d never guess that three years later the band would be releasing an EP recorded
around a campfire in the...
Some bands switch labels to march up the ladder and expand
their reach, while others do so seeking reinvention. For the eclectic Portland
country/folk outfit Blitzen Trapper, their longtime record deal with Sub
Pop—which released four of the band’s previous six albums, including...
A band name can be worth a thousand
words, and Hello Death says it all. The Milwaukee folk group that shares
members with Altos released its debut self-titled album in June, and it’s the
kind of decidedly bleak, darkly pretty thing you’d expect to hear from a band
that has captured the essence of mortality in its name...