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Necrot at Lost Lake

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017

What’s this I hear?! Necrot came back to Denver?! Oh yes, the Oakland death metal trio performed at Lost Lake Lounge off Colfax on Tuesday, November 14th. Their last appearance in the Mile High City showed listeners why they are one of the preeminent death metal groups and  Tuesday was no different. Supporting Necrot were Denver death prophets Of Feather and Bone a...

Decemburger 2017 will deliver the doom and the burgers

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017

You are truly DOOMED if you do attend this event. The second annual Decemburger (promoted by the excellent Dust Presents) is being held at the Hi-Dive on Saturday, December 16th. This time Chicago’s monolithic doom quartet Bongripper is headlining to drown Denver in a mire of thick, elephantine riffs. This will mark Bongripper’s second performance in Denver after...

Russ at Red Rocks: “There’s Really A Wolf”

Serena Montoya, Reporter

November 14, 2017

Russel Vital, known to his fans as Russ, is a musician/music producer who performed at the Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater on October. 28. It was a crisp night and the air radiated with the hype crowd. Lines of excited fans wrapped around the large parking lot, as they awaited Russ on center-stage. The 10,000 tickets for the concert were sold out in a matter of days. Russ w...

Khemmis Ignite the Pit with Final Colorado Performance of the Year

Khemmis performing at the Hi-Dive on Saturday, October 14

Jake Tharan

October 27, 2017

Here in Denver, we are only as good as our metal. And our metal is damn good. Denver doom wizards Khemmis supplemented a voracious crowd on Saturday,...

Bell Witch and Primitive Man at the Hi-Dive

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017

Prepare for an evening rich with the thickest, slowest and most rancorous dirges of the year.  Seattle’s Bell Witch and Denver’s Primitive Man are performing a co-headlining slog at the Hi-Dive on South Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th. Denver’s prime doom exhibition Primitive Man is touring in support of their second full-length LP Caustic, and Denver will be supp...

Darkness to Befall the Gothic via Chelsea Wolfe

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017

California musician Chelsea Wolfe will make her return to Denver this Friday, October 27th at the Gothic Theater with a performance of murky ambiance and glowing goth-rock.  If you’re not familiar with the singer-songwriter, immerse yourself in her diverse palette here. Wolfe released her fifth studio LP Hiss Spun in September, which featured a stronger incorporation of metal in...

Review: ‘Younger Now,’ a New Direction for Miley Cyrus

Serena Montoya, Reporter

October 18, 2017

Are you ready to feel "Younger Now"? Don't you wish you could go back to that precious moment from childhood? Miley Cyrus certainly wants to in “Younger Now,” released on September 29th. In the album, Cyrus takes a different approach than she has in the past and according to her social media accounts, it's about “who she is." Since the album has a different style,...

Tom Petty’s Last Dance

Emily Langenberg, Reporter

October 12, 2017

I remember being seven years old in the back seat of my dad’s 98’ Mazda Protege on our way to yet another science fair as Tom Petty’s American Girl echoed through the speakers, both of us singing along. Having been bullied for my love of science, the lyrics "She couldn't help thinkin' that there was a little more to life," rang truer than ever in that moment.  Fl...

Image by Serena Montoya

Thursday? It’s The Weeknd

October 6, 2017

A spaceship slowly emerges from the ceiling as fog trickles down from above, encircling the stage. The middle of the stage is pitch black. Then, suddenly,...

Denver’s Dreadnought to Celebrate Album Release at the Marquis Theater

Jake Tharan

October 5, 2017

This weekend is a big one for Denver metal.  Along with a new release from Denver’s heaviest act, Primitive Man, we also have the latest Dreadnought album, A Wake in Sacred Waves. To mark the occasion, Dreadnought will be hosting an album release show at the Marquis Theater this Saturday, performing alongside other Denver acts. Dreadnought has been reeling in numero...

Dead Cross at the Ogden Theatre

Image belongs to Dead Cross and Ipecac Recordings.

Jake Tharan

September 21, 2017

Find yourself wondering what kind of racket members of Slayer, Faith No More and Retox would create if they formed a band?  Head to the Ogden Theater...

High Elevation Rock Festival Returns!

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017

Last year Denver celebrated the inaugural High Elevation Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Chevelle. This time around, High Elevation is returning in the format of a two-day performance featuring Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Stone Sour, A Day to Remember and Mastodon. . . . And that’s not it!  The bill will comprise 24 bands total, including All that Remains,...