Now that Scion's second annual metal extravaganza has come, seen, conquered and gone, we metal folk have some time to breathe easy (until Maryland Deathfest, anyway) and reflect upon shows gone by. During the blessed downtime, this Noisecreep writer had the very special privilege to speak via email with one Scott Kelly, an extreme metal icon and musical legend in his own right
New York City and Brooklyn in particular have rapidly developed into a metal mecca of a certain kind -- 'hipster metal' dominates, while the underground is left to its own diabolical devices. The N.Y.C.
Burzum -- the name itself means 'darkness,' and the mere mention of mastermind Varg Vikernes heralds an intense reaction, be it negative or positive. There are few more polarizing figures within extreme metal than
"Here's the part where we ruin the set with fifteen minutes of stuff you've never heard before," Harvey Milk bassist Stephen Tanner drawled as he fiddled with the thick strings of his battered instrument before tearing into a handful of bottom-heavy new basslines. The
"A lot of people are shocked at the concept of a band even trying to practice the art of legitimate black metal in L.A., but black metal isn't about a charting of our ancestry or worshipping Norse lore," Autarch told Noisecreep. "To
It seems like Relapse death squad Misery Index are always on the road, hitting that pavement hard to spread their biting social commentaries and politically-informed diatribes to the unwashed masses. They've recently announced a February/March tour with like-minded crucial
On Feb. 6, Noisecreep gate-crashed New York City's famed Brill Building like the hoodlums we are to attend Earache's invite-only screening for the new At the Gates DVD. The mammoth, three-disc set is entitled 'Flames to the End' after t
The photo you're looking at right now shows a handful of New Jersey high schoolers hanging out with the members of Anti-Flag backstage at Philadelphia's Trocadero on Feb. 3. The band answered the plea of Rebecka Kelly (the brunette on the rig
During a recent conversation with Down bassist Rex Brown -- also known for his time with the legendary Pantera -- Noisecreep asked what he thought about the tragedy in Haiti, and how the government's handling of the situation has differed from the actions in the aftermath of Katrina.
The Texas native may not have grown up in the shadow of the Big Easy, but hi
"Describing our music is difficult, because if we were able to express it all via words we could sell our instruments!" exclaims Conrath, main axeslinger and mouthpiece for German experimental black metallers Semen Datura. The band recently
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