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Best Debut Metal Albums of 2012
I've never understood why people spend so much time at the end of each year debating the merits of music released by the best-known names in metal. Although it happens, only rarely does a band with an established, branded style break away and surprise everyone with a rule-breaking, game-changin…
Christian Mistress Sign With Relapse Records
Relapse Records has just announced that they've signed American heavy metal warlords Christian Mistress.
So far the Washington state quintet has released one full-length album, 'Agony & Opium,' in 2010 to critical acclaim and as toured alongside Thrones, Slough Feg, and more in…
New Band to Watch: Christian Mistress
Last December, while reading the requisite end-of-year top 10 metal lists, an unfamiliar name kept on showing up: Christian Mistress. The Washington state quintet's brand of NWOBHM-infused songwriting might be out of step with the kinds of acts that get on the cover of Revolver Magazine, but th…
Christian Mistress to Tour With Thrones
Traditional metal can be a cruel mistress indeed; newer bands are painted with the 'poser' or 'retro' brush, while older acts fade away into obscurity. There is a right and a wrong way to do it, but Olympia, Ore.'s heavy metal cult Christian Mistress do it in the best way po…
Christian Mistress, ‘Agony & Opium’ — New Album
When both Fenriz of Darkthrone and the Yob guys are flipping out about your band, odds are you're doing something right. Endorsements from cult album artist Dennis Dread and, uh, NPR can't hurt, either. Extreme tastemakers 20 Buck Spin clearly agree, singing a deal in blood to release Chri…