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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Miramar Theatre - 6 p.m.

After a stormy 12 years together marked by break-ups and line-up changes—moving from Florida to New York has a way of pruning bandmembers—the metalcore band Shai Hulud released their long-delayed new album, Misanthropy Pure, this May. It picks up where the group left off, adding showy, prog-rock touches to their . . .
Monday, July 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 p.m.

Lord help us: The emo kids are discovering ’80s hair metal. It’s tough to say whether their newfound interest stems from a genuine appreciation of the much maligned genre or from ironic laughs at the expense of the primed rockers of yore, but like their fellow South Wales band Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for My Valentine . . .
Friday, May 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Still best remembered for the hits from their 1989 self-titled debut, including “18 and Life,” “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild,” Skid Row arrived on the hair-metal scene at just about the worst time possible, shortly before the grunge movement “killed their genre dead,” as an infamously offensive T-shirt worn by . . .
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8 p.m.

Boston metal favorites Killswitch Engage never met a style of vocals they didn’t like. Graveyard growls? They’re all about them. Axl Rose wails? Sure. Caustic screams? Yup. Lofty melodic crooning? Oh yeah. Their music covers almost as much territory as their vocals, ranging from spry metalcore to chest-beating . . .
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 8:00 p.m.

The brutal death metal band Hate Eternal, whose angry, jackhammer sound is vicious even by the genre’s severe standards, headline an 8 p.m. show tonight at the Rave. The group’s latest album, Fury and Flames showcases the more emotional, human side of the band, having been written in the aftermath of one-time bassist . . .
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 PM

For their latest tour, the venerable English band Napalm Death is trying something different: They’ll be performing their favorite John Williams compositions with a string quartet on loan from the London Symphony Orchestra. Just kidding. They’ll be playing the same grinding, relentless, blistering death metal . . .
Monday, April 7, 2008

Bushwhack (Bushwhack Entertainment)

Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree rank among the most common reference points for progressive metal in the early 21st century. Serious and technical, yet still melodic, both veteran bands have proven that complex music can find an audience—if not always mainstream acceptance. Now along comes Bushwhack, an all-instrumental quartet of college students from New Haven, Conn., that picks and chooses influences from Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree and other modern progressive
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:30 PM

One of Norway’s more prominent black metal bands, the child-frightening, goat-sacrificing group Dimmu Borgir brings their evilness to the Rave for a 7:30 p.m. show tonight. The band’s latest album, In Sorte Diaboli, is among their most symphonic yet. It’s also a concept album, following a wayward priest whose spiritual crisis leads him to become the . . .
Friday, March 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Rave - 7:00 PM

These are tough times for many alternative-metal bands—blame those emo kids— but the three bands sharing a 7 p.m. bill at the Rave are doing more than all right for themselves. Thanks to the strength of their 2006 album Phobia and last year’s mega-hit “Breath,” which struck the right balance between heaviness and . . .
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008

Tonight @ The Rave - 7:00 PM

Metalcore bands abound tonight at the Sub City Take Action tour at the Rave at 7 p.m. Headlining the bill are Every Time I Die, From First to Last, The Bled, August Burns Red and the Human Abstract, while a side stage includes Sleep Serapis Sleep, The Silent Debut, The Oath We Took and Rescue.

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