Halloween (1978)

Release date: October 27, 1978

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Rated: R

#1 Movie in the US on this date: Halloween

For horror fans, this is a film that really needs no introduction. And yes, there are countless articles, synopses, reviews, etc. on this particular film strewn across the internet. To be clear, my goal with this article is not to rehash any well-worn territory. Instead, I offer only my first impression of watching this horror classic, and the lasting effects it has had on me.

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Climbing Out of the Ashes: Deftones “Ohms” is Perfect Timing

Artist: Deftones

Album: Ohms

Release Date: September 25, 2020

Label: Reprise Records

Lineup: Frank Delgado, Sergio Vega, Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham

#1 Billboard Single on this date: Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”

#1 Billboard Album on this date: Big Sean Detroit 2

Written by Pleasurize

Since my early teenage years, Deftones have been a “not-too-guilty” pleasure of mine. While I don’t really regard them as the most technical of bands, there’s a mood and cohesion to their sound that most other bands don’t possess. For this reason, they have provided substantial replay value over the years.

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Non-Metal Playlist for Metal Fans Pt. 2

Here we go again! 

After scouring through interviews, conversations with friends, and diving deep into streaming algorithms, I have carefully curated another non-metal playlist for metal fans.

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Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo

Artist: The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza

Album: Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo

Release Date: October 17, 2007

Label: Black Market Activities

Lineup: Jessie Freeland, Brad Thompson, Layne Meylain, Mike Butler, Mason Crooks

#1 Billboard Single on this date: Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”

#1 Billboard Album on this date: Rascal Flatts Still Feels Good

At first glance, while the band name alone and song titles may skew to the goofier side of metal (ex. “Mad Max Beyond Superdome” and “Nobody Eats BBQ Two Days in a Row”), don’t be fooled; Danza is all business.

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Non-Metal Playlist for Metal Fans Pt. 1

To paraphrase the great Alex Webster, bassist of Cannibal Corpse, metal wasn’t born in a vacuum.

It’s true.

Metal has significantly evolved over the last six or so decades to produce a vast array of genres, subgenres, and beyond.

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25 Questions with Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy, Vltimas)

Besides your main instrument, what is the one piece of gear you cannot live without?

(Laughs) Elastic bands; you have to stay fit on tour!!

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25 Questions with Mike Smith (ex-Suffocation, Grimm Real)

Besides your main instrument, what is the one piece of gear you cannot live without?

I play every instrument equally; drums, my guitars, bass, keys, everything. With that said, and with the current state of technology, I can’t live without my iMac. These days, everything is going through the computer. I try to write songs as a full composition and can’t live without a high speed computer. The computer is most important.

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Casting a Final Shadow: Pantera’s Latter Years

“The shadows: some hide, others reveal.”

– Antonio Porchia

By Forrest Green

“What the actual fuck???” 

“This is fucking awesome!” 

These were the first two thoughts that went through my head the first time I heard Pantera’s The Great Southern Trendkill

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Stranger In A Strange Land: A Female Opera Singer’s First Death Metal Concert

By Elaine Reese

Let me preface this by saying that I am NOT a fan of death metal. I like music that I can sing to,  relate to and, more importantly, music that has lyrics that I can understand. For a bit of context, I am a classically trained vocalist who’s been in a choir for the majority of my life – we’re talking 26 of my 34 years. I’ve sung in hundreds of musicals, operas, and symphonies, so naturally I’m more critical of vocals than I am any other instrument. 

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Friday the 13th Parts 6 – 2009 Reboot

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Oh, Part VI.

What this film lacks in violence, it makes up in waves with style.

Director Tom McLoughlin envisioned this film to be a gothic-inspired entry harkening back to the classic Universal horror era. Jason really moves and feels like an unstoppable force of evil throughout, which adds to the tension and rising action. 

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25 Questions with Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts/Dysrhythmia)

Besides your main instrument, what is the one piece of gear you cannot live without?

I’m not materialistic. My laptop is the way I teach online, so I’d have to say that.

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Endless Waves of Doom: An Interview with Bell Witch’s Dylan Desmond

IV: Dylan, thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedule to speak today! At Iron Veins, this is a milestone for us as you are our first band interview. Welcome!

DD: Thank you for having me! I’m very excited to be the first person interviewed! 

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Airheads (1994)

Release Date: August 5, 1994

Directed by: Michael Lehmann (Heathers, Hudson Hawk)

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Ernie Hudson, Joe Mantegna, Chris Farley, Michael McKean, Michael Richards, Judd Nelson

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