Nirvana Play Brooklyn’s St. Vitus

She likes Nirvana

I’m never, ever at cool shit like this, man. I’m tired of this shit happening without me. The surviving members of Nirvana played a surprise concert at Saint Vitus, a metal bar in Brooklyn I frequent frequently, following the band’s induction last night into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Reports claim only 250 […]

Napalm Death Announce Cover, EP

Napalm Death

Naplam Death have been busy in recent months, and that’s pretty awesome news. Starting today, Napalm Death are launching a special cover song of the track “To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs, available here. Says Napalm Death’s Shane Embury: “Since I was blessed with being introduced to Cardiacs way back in 1986, they […]

Puerto Rican Heavy Metal Documentary Looks Ballin’

Metal happens here

When I first started writing for GSA last year, one of the first articles I penned gave a brief overview of the metal scene in Puerto Rico. Not too long ago, academics announced an international conference focusing on metal would be held at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, the gorgeous capitol of […]

Brooklyn Pizza Joint Pays Homage To Oderus

Sounds delicious

It’s been a week since we learned of the death of Dave Brockie, Gwar’s leader, and the world feels a lot less weirder now that Oderus Urungus is gone. Now, to pay homage to the man, a Brooklyn-based pizzeria has concocted special pizzas in Brockie’s honor. Vinnie’s Pizzeria has made three kinds of slices available: […]

Deftones Frontman Shares Mixtape

Chino Moreno

This isn’t news as such. But I know I often wonder what my favorite artists are listening to, and when I get the chance to interview them, usually will ask what record’s they’ve been getting off on lately. Deftones, Crosses and Palms frontman Chino Moreno has apparently been DJing some afterparties following recent Crosses shows, […]

Soilwork Filming Live DVD This Week


It’s true, people. Soilwork have plans to film a live DVD on Friday, and they’ll be welcoming a special guest during the show. Nightwish’s Floor Jansen will join the band onstage during this week’s show and shoot. Soilwork will be filming their show at Circus in Helsinki, Finland, for release sometime next year. Says the […]

Black N’ Blue Bowl Announced; Hatebreed, Agnostic Front Performing


The lineup for this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl has been announced. Set for The Well in Brooklyn, it will go down May 17 and May 18. Here’s the lineup for each day. It’s going to be a humdinger of a good time. I think I will definitely be attending this year. I’m sure Zeena […]

Second Ziltoid LP To Be Double Album, Says Devin

That's cool

Best. News. Of. The. Day. Devin Townsend’s recent crowdfunding campaign will mostly benefit the release of his Casualties of Cool project, but will also fund some of his efforts to release a second Ziltoid the Omniscient record. Having met his goal three times over the first week of the campaign, Townsend seems inspired. Turns out […]

So, I’m Totally Smitten With Rentap’s Phoenix

My woman

Back in December, I wrote an article about the Dutch band Rentap, an infectious rock outfit featuring former members of Pestilence, The Devil’s Blood, and Exivious and a powerfully-piped frontwoman named Phoenix. Her press photo had my heart doing jumping jacks, and her body had other parts of me moving too. Of course, the admitted […]

Devin Townsend Fans: A Loyal Bunch

Dev looks sharp

The kids and adults who are kids at heart who follow the work of Devin Townsend are certainly a loyal bunch. Within hours of launching a crowdfunding campaign for his impending Casualties of Cool project, Townsend reached 99-percent of his pledge goal. At last glance, he was at 122-percent. I have yet to pledge to […]