True to Form – “Special Edition” CD Review

From the first track off True to Form’s “Special Edition” CD, you know you’re in for a good ass whoop’n. True to Form is sticking with the local heritage and using their Bay Area roots to create a their own style of thrash. With the first track, “Push Away“, True to Form provides your ears …

Night at the Roxy – 3/17/00

Once again my brothers and sisters, I returned to the halls of the Roxy to take witness in the glory of the night that was to be, a night that the Lord hath given to us. *smack* Whoa, I don’t know where that one came from. Yes, it was another night at the Roxy, not …

Whiskey 3/31/00 : Chapter 23 and Slaves on Dope

Twas the night before April, when all through Hollywood Not a creature was moshing, not even a drunk; The tickets were bought through Ticketmaster with a surcharge, In hopes that music would soon be heard. The concert goers were waiting in the Whisky, while visions of a killer metal show danced in their heads; and …

Wiredshut – Demo – CD Review

Remember how Metallica’s ‘Ride the Lightning‘ started off with that cool acoustic piece? Well..Wiredshut, Shawn Bier (Throat), Glen Telford (Guitar), White Mike (Keyboards/Samples), Steve Moore (Drums), Scott Kiyoshi Matsuda (Bass), takes it a step further with ‘Militant Government’, the first track on the four-song demo. It’s a lot longer than Metallica, sounds a lot better, …

Ghoulspoon – ‘Fever’ CD Review

Ghoulspoon, (Zach Goode on vocals, J. Cooper and Jeremy Ronstadt on guitars and vocals, Richard “Rice” Enright Jr. on bass and Jason Vick on drums) a band that you cannot categorize in the traditional sections of a record store. Elements of metal/funk/ska/punk/reggae/hip-hop makes up what Ghoulspoon throws at you on their CD entitled “Fever“. During …

Interview with Fu Manchu

02.03.2000 Before the Fu Manchu show in Santa Ana at the Galaxy, I got the chance to speak with Brant Bjork, the drummer for Fu Manchu. After finding a nice quite place backstage, on the steps leading to someplace ‘up’, this is what went down… So, tell me your name and the band you play …

Daemos at the Whiskey 1.18.00

This was definitely a heavy night for the Whiskey and I must say its really cool that people are keeping the heavier side of metal alive and kicking. As sad as it may seem to some people, we are living in the time of Pop and Top 40. To hell with that! I’m going down …

Spite at McReds 1/23/2000

I knew that when I got to McReds I was going to be in for an interesting night. The bar was smokey as hell, as my Carcinogen windbreaker still smells like smoke. McReds was full of older people, not nearly as packed as I thought it would be, but that just means the show will …

Kittie – SPiT – CD Review

You want Kittie? You can’t handle Kittie! The debut album SPiT on Ng Records from London, Ontario’s Kittie is one of the heaviest albums that I’ve heard in a long time. Kittie is not your typical heavy band; this band is made up of four talented females. Morgan Lander (vocals/guitar), Fallon Bowman (guitar/vocals), Talena (bass) …

Stitch CD Review

Riotpolice, the opening track to Stitch’s I:AND:I Records release really sets the heavy, tribal mood that Stitch has. Colorblind is a song about hate, and when people don’t understand something, it must be bad. “all that you don’t know you hate/work out your hate/cuz it doesn’t matter anyway.” To me this song and the band …