Formed: In the loo of a pub in Conventry, England, in 1986.
Sounds like: An armada of Space Marines overtaking a battle cruiser full of Chaos Warriors.
For fans of: Carcass, Napalm Death, Godf
Formed: In Little Rock, Ark., in 2008.
Sounds like: A slow march through brimstone fields at the end of time.
For fans of: Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Electric Wizard, Burning Witch, funerals,
The wild life and wildlife of Portland’s most extreme visual artist.
Illustrator Halsey Swain speaks in a matter-of-fact,
almost backwoods drawl. Though she has called Portland home for five
years, she was born in Marblehead, Mass., not far from the other Salem.&nb
Born: In 1958 in London. Sounds like: Early Iron Maiden songs performed by less capable players who have not taken very good care of themselves. For fans of: Iron Maiden, Blaze Bayley, Tim “Ripper More
[BRITISH FOLK] “I’m not very good at
doing what I’m told,” says Michael Chapman through a crackling phone
line from Leeds, England. That’s an understatement. At age 71, Chapman,
Formed: In 1989, thanks to producer David Fishof, who envisioned a show where “everybody onstage is a star in their own right.”
Sounds like: The Travelling Wilburys with a stoned Caveman on
[SIREN SONGS] After several years in the making, the
surrealist pop duo Lost Lockets has finally immortalized a collection of
its finest tunes to wax. It’s never been easy to describe Lost Locke
[DEATH METAL] Hearing Configuration makes me
realize how many times I’ve seen Order of the Gash in DIY settings with
inadequate sound systems. These three good folks operate without ego,
Movie Reviews & Stories
A long time ago, a USC student named George transformed
his love of Buck Rogers serials, pulp novels and Japanese cinema into
the greatest space-opera film of all time. Since then, he’s redeco