Tag Archives: Texas

Texas reopening businesses (including venues) at 100%, lifting mask mandate

Posted by on March 3, 2021

  The state of Texas will be completely relaxing it’s COVID-19 restrictions next week as Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will be allowing businesses (including venues) to reopen at 100%, as well as lifting it’s mask mandate.  The new rules go into effect on March 10, and will make Texas the largest state […]

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Amplified: Vultures, Wolves, and Locusts? Some Nerve

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If tempo is what you crave, holy cow is Houston’s Some Nerve exactly the prescription. The band describes themselves as a mix of crossover thrash, crust, and skate punk, which is a pretty apt summation overall: Vultures is their second EP, this one being a concept record that follows a social outcast connecting spiritually with animals. […]

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Dissident Aggression: Dead To A Dying World – Litany

Posted by on October 9, 2015

The metal world sometimes tends to get hung up on geographic locales when it comes to certain styles of music. For example, when discussing black metal or doom, Texas probably isn’t the first place anyone generally thinks of, right? Well the thinking about what’s brewing down in the Lone Star State should shift, and soon, […]

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Byzantine release second track from new album

Posted by on March 5, 2015

West Virginia’s Byzantine is gearing up for the April 7 release of their upcoming fifth album, To Release Is To Resolve. And judging by the first song released from it last month, you should probably be, too. Yesterday, the quartet released the second song from the album, called “The Agonies,” via Decibel Magazine. As vocalist Chris “O.J.” […]

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Dissident Aggression: Fresh Hell From Omotai

Posted by on February 14, 2014

All bands evolve.  Even the ones like Motorhead and AC/DC that some poke fun at for ‘making the same record’ really don’t ever make the same record.  Some bands just evolve quicker than others and the musical shifts from one record to the next are slightly more pronounced than others.  But if done right, with […]

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Dissident Aggression: Visting With The Cleric

Posted by on October 4, 2013

Did you know that Texas had more Swedish settlers than any other Southern state in the U.S.?  Did you know there are over a dozen towns that dot the Texas landscape founded by Swedes?  Did you know that the reigning king and queen of Sweden visited Texas in 1988 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of […]

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Best Metal Performances At SXSW

Posted by on March 20, 2013

6. Howl MetalSucks presents South By South Death at the Dirty Dog Prior to this performance I was only casually acquainted with the band’s fifth full length Full of Hell, which is quite solid. Since then, Vincent Hausman dropped the guitar to focus fully on vocals which seems to have been beneficial for the band. his performance […]

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We Are At SXSW 2010!

Posted by on March 17, 2010

As you read this we will be landing in Austin, TX for this year’s SXSW festival which by the looks of it has a ton of metal shows. Expect to see less featured stories this week as our hands will be too full of BBQ and beer to type. Our news feed on the sidebar […]

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