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“We have the best scene right now in the country”: An exclusive interview with Phil Pendergast of Khemmis

“We have the best scene right now in the country”: An exclusive interview with Phil Pendergast of Khemmis

Jake Tharan

June 21, 2018

Denver heavy metal wizards Khemmis have traversed a rapid ascent since the release of their debut LP almost three years ago.  In that short time span,...

‘the Munsens’ Homecoming at the Hi-Dive

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2018

Lurching doom trio the Munsens are currently touring the States and will return to Denver on Saturday the 24th for a Hi-Dive party with Necropanther and Abrams. Denver trio Abrams throw down regardless of their slot on any bill, so be in front of the stage at 9:30 to rage with them. They’ll be playing some new material in addition to the cuts from their 2017 full-length...

Wayfarer at the Hi-Dive

Jake Tharan, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2017

We have one hell of a bill coming up at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Thursday, December 7th: two of this city’s most ethereal groups, Wayfarer and Dreadnought, will be performing. Denver’s metal underground harbors many artists who seamlessly blend various genres and then pour restless emotion over their compositions. Perhaps the two best examples of this approach are Wayfarer...

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...

Khemmis Ignite the Pit with Final Colorado Performance of the Year

Khemmis Ignite the Pit with Final Colorado Performance of the Year

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...