Author Archives: Vanessa Hadrych

Matt Young of King Parrot

The first time I was exposed to the force that is King Parrot was at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in 2014. I stood, slack jawed and in a state somewhere between confusion and excitement, as the five Australians laid … Continue reading

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Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust

Few bands pull off “throwback” metal as well as Toxic Holocaust. I don’t even know if throwback metal is an actual subgenre, but what else could you call a band who so perfectly captures the nuances of legends like Venom … Continue reading

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Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore

Hailing from one of the hotbeds for American metal, New Orleans-based Goatwhore stands apart from their Crescent City brethren with their signature blackened death sound. From their first LP, Serenades to the Tides of Blood, to their latest release, Vengeful … Continue reading

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A Good Rogering on New Music, Musical Influences, and More

A Good Rogering has been an Austin heavy rock staple for years. Their witty approach to eclectic rock impresses live audiences time and time again. With a fresh lineup, new music on the horizon, and a tour in the works … Continue reading

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Crank County Daredevils on Azkena, new music, and more

Known for balls to the wall live performances, riffs that both rip and groove, searing vocals and an embodiment of every bit of debauchery synonymous with the rock and roll lifestyle, Crank County Daredevils have stormed the scene after a … Continue reading

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Death of A Dream

On a balmy Texas winter evening, in that hazy space between Christmas and New Year’s, I sat with members of one of Austin’s emerging metal bands, Death of A Dream, to talk shop. After a formidable debut year in 2015, … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts with DEP’s Will Little

¬†Courtesy of Steve Miller VH: You grew up in the Austin scene of lore, what was your first show? WL: Ha! Now you want me to show my age. Well, my first show was Judas Priest for The Defenders of … Continue reading

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Venomous Maximus Interview…by Vanessa Hadrych

Since their inception in 2009, Venomous Maximus has grown from a fledgling local band, enduring the growing pains of establishing their brand and building a fanbase; today, they¬†sport an ever-growing resume of music, videos, tours, and… hot sauce? With two … Continue reading

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Dead Earth Politics Road To GWAR BQ – Vanessa Hadrych

Seven cities, ten days, all culminating in a breakthrough performance at one of North America’s most beloved metal music festivals. For Austin-based juggernaut, Dead Earth Politics, the Road To Gwar-BQ Tour proved to be one of their most successful runs … Continue reading

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