Interview with Bill Ward of Black Sabbath

April 18, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Read and/or listen to my interview with Bill Ward, the original drummer of Black Sabbath:

On Tuesday, April 8th I was given the opportunity to interview one of the founding fathers of heavy metal, Bill Ward, the original drummer for Black Sabbath. He played with the band through the Ozzy years and on the first album with Dio as well as on Born Againthen came back into the fold in the late 90s when the band reformed for their reunion tours. In November of 2011 the four original…

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Review of Carcass at the Fillmore Silver Spring

April 17, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Review of Carcass at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Sunday the 13th of April 2014 marked the final night of the 2014 Decibel Magazine Tour and it was at the Fillmore Silver Spring. The headliner was Carcass, making their first DC appearance since reuniting in 2008, though they have played Baltimore twice since then. Each stop on the tour had a local opener and for this show it was Coke Bust, a straight edge hardcore band. I got there in time to…

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April 7, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Death (metal) and taxes: enter to win tickets to see Nile on April 15th at the Baltimore SoundStage!

If you like your death metal tinged with ancient Egyptian history then you don’t want to miss…

March 31, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Win a pair of tix to see Carcass at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 4/13!!!!

Carcass is a band that started as vegetarian grindcore and evolved over the years into one of the pioneers of melodic death metal.

Metal Show Of The Week: Obliteration

March 18, 2014 at 4:47 PM

This week’s Metal Show Of The Week is a rare gig by a Norwegian death metal band, read why you can’t miss it here:

Who? Obliteration
When? Thursday, March 20th
Where? Metro Gallery (map) in Baltimore
How much? $14 cash at the door or $14.50 from Mission Tix

This week’s pick for Metal Show Of The Week goes to a gig up in Baltimore but if you’re down in DC or NoVA it’s definitely worth driving up for, even on a week night, and I’ll explain why. The headliner is a death metal band from Norway called Obliteration.…

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Review of Tales Of Ruin by Cavern

March 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM

New review on DCHM: check out the new EP by Maryland’s hard-to-genre-classify Cavern:

Band: Cavern
Album: Tales Of Ruin
Release Date: 4 March 2014
Record Label: Grimoire Records
Buy digital ($3) or cassette ($5) from Bandcamp: Here

Cover of Tales Of Ruin by Cavern

We’re back with another review of a release by a band on Grimoire Records, this time it’s the new EP by the Maryland three piece Cavern. Their sound is hard to categorize so I suggest giving them a listen by streaming the song at the end of the post or…

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Review of As The Palaces Burn documentary

February 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Read our review of the new documentary about Lamb Of God, As The Palaces Burn, showing in DC on Tuesday:

Lamb Of God: As The Palaces Burn

We’re going to try something new here on DCHM and do a review of the new documentary about Lamb Of God called As The Palaces Burn. It will be showing at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC on March 4th and at the Ottobarin Baltimore on March 14th, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of it to watch ahead of time. We’ve never really reviewed a documentary or any kind of movie…

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February 24, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Win a pair of tickets to see the Lamb Of God documentary As The Palaces Burn on 3/4 at the Howard Theatre

As The Palaces Burn is a new documentary about Richmond metal band Lamb Of God and select cities are getting special screenings of it which, lucky for us, includes Washington DC.

Review of Caesious by Torrid Husk

February 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Check out the new album review up on DCHM: black metal from the frozen depths of… West Virginia?

Band: Torrid Husk
Album: Caesious
Release Date: 4 February 2014
Record Label: Grimoire Records
Buy digital ($3), cassette ($5) or CD ($7) from Bandcamp: Here

Cover of Caesious by Torrid Husk

DCHM album reviewer Tal was particularly taken by the new Torrid Husk EP Caesiousand she really wanted to review it. I’m not one much for turning down enthusiastic album review requests and this is a pretty sweet slab of black metal from West…

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February 10, 2014 at 4:56 PM

If you like metal and beer then you’ll want to enter to win tickets to see The Sword at the R&R Hotel on 2/21:View Post

If you like metal and beer then you’ll want to enter to win tickets to see The Sword at the R&R Hotel on 2/21:

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