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    One-On-One: Timisarocker and Jason Lardy

    From a day-to-day work experience, not much has changed for Jason Lardy. He runs a marketing company and although his clients have had concerns and questions, everybody has really stayed the course. The larger change has come from his side gig. Jason also runs a radio show at Macalester College, which due to covid, has […] More

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    Periphery Hits Minneapolis on Hail Stan Tour

    Pioneers of progressive metal, D.C. based band Periphery showcased their technique and distinctive style at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday night with Veil of Maya and Covet. Periphery formed almost fifteen years ago and has been setting the pavement for what the metal scene is today. Misha Mansoor started Periphery back in 2005 […] More

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    Local Rockers Bad Monad Shake the Walls of Caydence Records & Coffee

    Caydence Records & Coffee hosted a well-attended showcase June 1 featuring a trio of Twin Cities rock bands. The intimate and charming performance space could barely contain the overflow of talent and enjoyable moments as Bad Monad, LOON, and Blurcurve chipped away at the sanity of serene landscapes, a setting spring sun, and well-tended lawns […] More

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    Anvil: “The Phoenix from The North” Rocks The Turf Club

    Old school heavy metal fans place Anvil as the original force that would later become “The Big Four” of the genre: Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth. They all claim influence from Anvil, as the headbangers from Toronto forged the first blade of Thrash Metal music that would soon wreak havoc on the narcissistic, synthesized pop-style […] More

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    Graveyard & Uncle Acid Bring Peace Across The Wasteland

    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats returned to Minnesota for the first time in three years, teaming up with Graveyard on a co-headlining American tour which features openers Twin Temple for the first portion and Demob Happy on the final stretch of dates. However, this time around they played First Avenue’s main room.  Uncle Acid & […] More

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    Queensryche deliver The Verdict

    Over three decades, Queensryche has not only brought music to their fans, but also created friendships and families with their active participation in their fan club through the ’90s and in into ‘2000s. These fan clubs, known as Empires [named after the 1990 Empire album], are represented in many counties, states, and cities throughout the […] More

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    Cannibal Corpse Kill It at The Skyway

    MetalBlade Records and Decibel Magazine brought the original undertakers of the Death Metal music, Cannibal Corpse, and Morbid Angel to The Skyway Theater in Minneapolis. Traveling with the masters of growls, groans, ear bleeding guitars, and chest shattering drums were the Oakland based Necrot and Denver Colorado’s Blood Incantation. Being that I really have not […] More

  • Five Finger Death Punch Target Center Minneapolis Minnesota November 20th 2018

    Self-Proclaimed Heavy Metal Band Five Finger Death Punch Performs For a Sold-Out Target Center

    Five Finger Death Punch has always struggled to be taken seriously in the world of heavy metal. Even after their first three albums were released to much commercial & critical acclaim, gaining a foothold in the notoriously elitist metal community was difficult for them.  Many questioned Ivan Moody’s ability to write meaningful lyrics, claimed the […] More

  • Gwar Injury Live Costumes Performance Tickets Blood Bruise Minnesota

    Bloody and Bruised after GWAR Concert

    RICE: Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate. Crowd Killing: purposefully injuring the crowd on the edge of a mosh pit while moshing. These are important definitions, but I’ll get to that later. First, let’s talk about the troupe of blood-spraying monsters known as Gwar. Gwar is a heavy metal band. Gwar are performance artists. Gwar are social […] More

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    Somniosus releases long-awaited collection

    Somniosus‘ first, and what may be their only, release is a collection of individual journies. Rather than a cohesive album, each installment of the 5 track EP features its own artwork, theme, and mood. The self-titled collection, which hit Bandcamp earlier this week, is the product of two year’s worth of effort from the Minnesota-based group. From […] More

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