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Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
Lots of information and finely honed arguments characterize this vicariously thrilling and joyous documentary that explores heavy metal’s many permutations and sheer endurance over the past 30-odd years.
" life as sonically satisfying as the British heavy metal outfit Motörhead’s 1980 single “Ace of Spades,” a two-minute-and-49-second..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chaos in Tejas Live (Finale): Red 7 Metal Mayhem
Eternal Champion/Speedwolf/Satan’s Satyrs/Abigail/Manilla Road
"...It’s appropriate for Chaos in Tejas to end with metal on metal action, and that’s what we got for..."

June 3, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

Give Me Freedom and Give Me Death Metal
'Death Metal Angola' director Jeremy Xido on capturing a country's first-ever metal festival
"...That's insane. But that's the true story of Death Metal Angola...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Comedy Review: Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs
"...ever heard such dark, brutal names of any black metal band in your life?..."

March 14, 2017 Arts Post by Sean L. Malin

Iron Age's Seminal Album Reverberates Through Texas' Metal Scene
The Sleeping Eye turns 10 with a reissue, its creators and other Texas metal icons consider its influence
"...which he vocalizes: thrashcore powerhouse Iron Age and epic metal flag-wavers Eternal Champ­ion. This month, the second album by..."

Oct. 18, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Now Streaming In Austin: "Black Metal"
Kat Candler's meditation on art and guilt
"...made titles to watch while self-quarantining. We've had comedy metal shorts. We've got satanic metal coming up with this..."

May 19, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Extreme Metal All-Stars Vltimas Debut “Monolilith”
Ex-Morbid Angel singer David Vincent hosted local LP sessions
"...Something Wicked Marches In debuts extreme metal threesome Vltimas – singer David Vincent (Morbid Angel), guitarist..."

Feb. 28, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sundance Shares 'Black Metal'
Watch Kat Candler's new short drama online now
"...Fest experience. You can catch the highly-anticipated short "Black Metal" by Kat Candler right here, right now. So crank..."

Jan. 17, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Heavy Metal and the Late Chad Holt
Inside Iron Age frontman Jason Tarpey’s other job forging swords
" to dig into the perfect melding of heavy metal and, well, heavy metal...."

Oct. 18, 2019 Events Post by Kimberley Jones

Metal’s Beach Boys: Def Leppard
Phil Collen details UK hitmakers’ musical work ethic
"...time to chat about integrity, longevity, and hating hair metal...."

Aug. 16, 2016 Music Post by Bryan Rolli

Heavy Metal
With music by Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, Devo, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, and Stevie Nicks, this animated anthology is a heady mix of sci-fi, sex, and early Eighties hard rock.
"...brilliant coupling of American animation and classic early-Eighties heavy metal (does anybody even remember Riggs and Trust?). It features..."

March 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Heavy Metal
Even in blazing summer, Austin's welders and forgers fire it up and make like rock & rollers
"...Watching a group of people forging metal with sledgehammers and tongs is like watching a band..."

July 27, 2007 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

DVDanger: 'Heavy Metal Movies'
A literary diversion over the long weekend
"...And that's where Heavy Metal Movies can ideally fit this three day gap. After..."

July 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Heaven's Metal
Austin Christian metal magazine is a must-read to those moshing for Jesus
"...or Extol -- Christian punk, ska, rap-core, and white metal bands who have recently graced HM's cover. The "sheep"..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Music Feature by Andy Langer

'Norwegian Black Metal – Photographs'
This week offers a rare chance to objectify pure evil here in Austin as Peter Beste's photographic portraits of Norwegian Black Metal satanists go on display
"...conjunction with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's screening of the documentary Metal Storm: The Scandinavian Black Metal Wars on May 9,..."

May 6, 2005 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

SXSW Music: Must-See Metal
11 headbangers
"...but Denver hardcore trio Muscle Beach flirts with the metal underbelly on 2015's eponymous debut, exploding with hooks on..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Bryan Rolli

How a Local Drummer Inspired Riz Ahmed’s Character in Sound of Metal
Revisiting Fuckemos drummer Sean Powell's Austin dives and Hollywood highs
"...early acclaim rolling in for music drama Sound of Metal – currently holding a 95% fresh rating on Rotten..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Screens Feature by Kevin Curtin

Last September, Late Iron Age Sonic Architect Wade Allison Spoke About Composing a Crossover Metal Standard
Eighteen days after the death of Power Trip frontman we uncover an unseen interview with the late guitarist
"...very important to the history of Texas hardcore and metal," guitarist Blake Ibanez of Dallas metal heroes Power Trip..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Empty Metal Rewrites the Rules of Filmmaking
Cine Las Americas film blends entertainment and the avant-garde
"...Some films have acknowledgments in their closing credits. Empty Metal has a bibliography...."

May 3, 2019 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Dave Hill brings the legend of Witch Taint to extreme black life at SXSW
"...was just bored one night and started emailing black metal bands, just being an idiot and asking silly questions..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Musician's Ultimate Nightmare in Sound of Metal
In a silent way: Darius Marder on his new film about a drummer going deaf
"...that it's a red herring, the way Sound of Metal feels like a horror movie at its onset –..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Screens Feature by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Headcrusher's Heavy Metal Colombian Offense
Headcrusher's Heavy Metal Colombian Offense, Joe Ely's Lost Electro Album, A New Home for Refugeed Bluegrass
"..."Do you like metal?" I ask...."

June 27, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Spirit Adrift's Nathan Garrett Lands His Astral Metal Rocket in Bastrop
Ride into the light
" end. Inside a steamy Hotel Vegas, Austin death metal trio Skeleton blows a blackened Nordic gale...."

Oct. 16, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Saturday's Metal Mania
Saturday's metal SXSW picks.
"...lift its devil horns in honor of four local metal purveyors who punish ears year-round and who, coincidentally, all..."

March 17, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

True Norwegian Black Metal
"...accent exactly 58 minutes later. A sea of black metal tees, closing in on its comfortable evening high of..."

April 22, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sound of Metal
A musician's worst nightmare becomes a catalyst for change
"...In unconventional rock drama Sound of Metal, Ruben (Ahmed) and Lou (Cooke) make up Blackgammon -..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Is a Metal Band Now
Stubb’s appearance showcases thrash aptitude
"...came down that King Gizz had put out a metal record, many were skeptical. Yours truly was...."

Sept. 5, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Nine Metal Bands to Bang Your Head to at SXSW
"...and there's Irata. The North Carolina trio treks death metal, desert psychedelia, and ricochet riffage on the 12 songs..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Metal Fun Fun
"...for LP No. 2 by blasting through its occult metal nightmares...."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Feature by Michael Toland

AFI Review: Sound of Metal
The musician's nightmare becomes a catalyst for change
"...In unconventional rock drama Sound of Metal, Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) make up..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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