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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.
Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

Dec. 13, 2007

While the snow took a night off, there was a blizzard of noise at the Bradley Center Thursday night as Ozzy Osbourne and supporting act Rob Zombie let their classic and nu-metal sounds reign down on the assorted headbangers adrift in a sea of black wear.
Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007

Fri. Nov. 23

The Cactus Club, 10 p.m. Sweden’s Witchcraft doesn’t try to hide its influences. They began modestly as a tribute to ’70s doom metal gods Pentagram, a group themselves heavily indebted to early Black Sabbath, and Witchcraft’s three well-received albums nod heavily to both those metal icons. Witchcraft even records with vintage, ’70s equipment, making their albums sound like authentic relics from the Me Decade.

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