Tag Archives: Oakland

Marduk guitarist responds to cancelled Oakland performance

Posted by on March 13, 2017

Swedish black metal giants Marduk are on their way to perform a few gigs in Australia. Black metal gigs such as these don’t always hit that side of the world and it peaked Metal Wani’s interest. Over the weekend, they interviewed guitarist Morgan “Evil” Steinmeyer Håkansson, discussing these dates and the recent incident during their […]

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Antifa leads to Marduk’s Oakland show being cancelled

Posted by on February 18, 2017

Since President Donald Trump stepped into office, musicians have shared their fears, launched anti-Trump songs, protested, and taken full advantage of the first amendment. We even have a collection of Donald Trump tweets as an emo song within a month of him being in office. Political tension is currently dividing America causing several protest groups fighting in […]

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Dissident Aggression: Necrot – The Labyrinth

Posted by on April 1, 2016

As death metal continues its decade-long rebuild from the ground up, more and more acts are taking the genre on long and strange trips, often times, making highly successful forays back to whence it once came. Enter Oakland’s Necrot and their new (not so new) album The Labyrinth. Not so new because it’s been culled […]

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Dissident Aggression: Lycus – Chasms

Posted by on January 29, 2016

Somewhere, deep amid the thorny brambles of the metal world there exists a dimension of pure atmospherics. A place where some of the most talented acts in the metal world spend their days slow-cooking multiple genres in a cauldron of the ethereal. It’s deep within this dark side of the genre that Oakland’s Lycus consistently […]

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Dissident Aggression: High On Fire – Luminiferous

Posted by on June 12, 2015

Throughout the course of human history there have been certain phenomena that have blessed us with a mesmerizing array things you could set your watch to. In the metal world over the last decade plus one of those phenomena is a new High On Fire album. Matt Pike and company fire off albums like the […]

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Dissident Aggression: Unlocking Secrets Of The Sky

Posted by on September 27, 2013

Metal, in all its glorious forms, has always been the type of music that is built upon pure, unadulterated, raw emotion.  Whether that emotion is anger or sadness or something else equally trying to the human psyche will go a long way towards just what brand of metal a band will deal in.  For certain […]

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Dissident Aggression: Lycus Head The Funeral Procession

Posted by on July 1, 2013

Let us not mince words here.  Lycus, hailing from Oakland, CA, are a doom band.  If you want to get cute and call them “funeral doom” that would be completely acceptable.  But make no mistake that if you were to look up “doom” in Noah Webster’s lasting gift to mankind that a picture of the […]

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