Heavy Metal Monday: Manowar

March 8, 2011

It’s been really difficult for me to write on RBM in a really long time. I’ve had my head elsewhere because of school and shit- but don’t worry, I’ve still been at the Palladium a ridiculous amount. I’ve recently seen a lot of shows, with a lot of bands that I really care about, but for some reason my heart just wasn’t in it. I was taking these experiences for granted. This changed when I went to my third concert of the week. This show reminded me of my roots, of my upbringing into the brothers of metal. It filled a void in my life that had been growing for six years. The Kings of Metal, Manowar, had finally returned to Massachusetts.

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Heavy Metal Monday: King Diamond

February 21, 2011

Be afraid…be VERY afraid.  Actually, don’t.  Kim Bendix Petersen may look scary, but he’s just a normal musician who likes to paint his face and act weird.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Hell, I know plenty of people who do the very same thing, though they don’t add hilarious screams in their music. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavy Metal Monday: Lionheart

December 13, 2010

It’s amazing the crap you find on YouTube when you’ve been drinking and want some cheezy music to listen to.  Some would go right to Grim Reaper or RAVEN with the hopes of a few chuckles.  But have you ever looked at the list of bands they suggest you check out?  Well I have.  Let me tell you, things aren’t always what they seem.  Some are so rare and stupid that you simply MUST watch.  Today’s band was found in just such a way. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavy Metal Monday: Korpiklaani

December 6, 2010

It’s my birthday. And also Finland’s.  Celebrate with the Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani! Because DRINKING IS GOOD FOR YOU!

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Heavy Metal Monday: Black N’ Blue

November 15, 2010

It’s a well known fact that growing up sucks balls.  Most people just suck it up and deal with it.  But there are a few people out there who have that spark inside them; that driving force that says “we’re going places, brother…..BIG places”.  It’s these people that usually make something out of their lives (yet still find themselves staying in mom and dad’s basement well into their 30’s).

What’s their secret?  Where do they find the motivation to continue following their crazy pipe dreams?  I think the boys from 80’s glam band Black N’ Blue have found the answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavy Metal Monday: ODIN

October 4, 2010

It’s been roughly a week and a half since my fantastic trip to the far away land of Maryland, yet my brain continues to replay all of the awesome events that took place.  One such event came courtesy of my pal Woo.  While I was busy drooling over the enormous amount of rare/out of print horror movies, he stumbled across a few copies of The Decline of Western Civilization Part II:  The Metal Years (a film that has eluded me for quite some time).  This movie is infamous in the metal community, mostly due to the scene with Chris Holmes from W.A.S.P..

One of the bands that gets highlighted in this film is named ODIN, and boy are they entertaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Heavy Metal Monday: Týr

September 13, 2010

For your viewing pleasure, the Faroese Viking metal band TÝR. With themes ranging from the standard Viking Revival (above video) to Faroese Folklore songs like Tróndur í Gøtu and Turið Torkilsdóttir from their latest album, there’s something here even for the casual Viking metal listener. Read the rest of this entry »