Adrien Begrand
PopMatters Contributing Editor

Adrien Begrand has been writing for PopMatters since 2002, and has been writing his metal column Blood & Thunder since 2005. A regular contributor to Decibel, Terrorizer, Iron Fist, NPR, and more, he resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Follow and interact with him on Twitter and Instagram.

Features // 21 Articles
Columns // 59 Articles
Reviews // 805 Articles
Blogs // 504 Articles

The Best Metal of 2016 | 1 Dec 2016 // 9:00 PM

Adrien Begrand celebrates the best heavy metal of the year in all of its thrilling diversity.

The Inimitable Lemmy Kilmister | 29 Dec 2015 // 3:29 AM

Lemmy lived an extraordinary life, but best of all he made some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history.


Born Again, Again | 1 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

Critically panned 28 years ago, Black Sabbath's bizarre 11th album, Born Again, has gone on to earn a cult following of its own.

To Hell and Back: An Interview With Andy Sneap of Hell | 12 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

Obscure New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Hell has made the unlikeliest of comebacks thanks to its biggest fan, who just so happens to be one of the most famous metal producers in the world.


Metallica: Hardwired... to Self Destruct | 17 Nov 2016 // 9:25 PM

The metal greats' first proper album in eight years shows a renewed commitment to discipline, craftsmanship, and best of all, fun.

The 2016 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival | 12 Jul 2016 // 5:30 AM

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Metric, and Hiromi highlighted a diverse opening weekend of the 30th annual festival.


DARIUSTX - 'V. The Angels of Goliad' (album stream) (premiere) | 11 Dec 2015 // 8:18 AM

The Texas-born, LA-based composer offers a rich exploration of Americana on his new album.

Doctrin - "Give Me Love" (video) (premiere) | 11 Dec 2015 // 4:30 AM

The popular Australian artist sets her sights on America with her new video.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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