26 January 2015: Mayhem, Watain, and Revenge decimate The Rickshaw. See the complete set here.
While the working mantra of many independent musicians since the collapse of the music industry is readily described as, “Whatever works”, the prodigious efforts of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi are best described by the curious exclamation, “Rabbit Rabbit!”
For 30 years under the guise of his monstrous alter-ego Oderus Urungus, vocalist Dave Brockie was the provocative ringleader for one of rock music’s most unique, and…
At the time of its inception over 30 years ago, black metal distinguished itself from other forms of metal as a dark, primal affirmation of the individual and a contemptuous rejection of institutions and dogma. Today its detractors protest that, as a whole, black metal has become largely derivative. However, with so many technologies in flux, today all musicians are much less likely to survive professionally than they were in the past, so it comes as no surprise when they take fewer creative risks. How, then, can a black metal band hope to survive, let alone distinguish itself? Toronto’s self-proclaimed “black metal fundamentalists” Panzerfaust may have found an answer.