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 // 20 Articles
Columns // 59 Articles
Reviews // 803 Articles
Blogs // 504 Articles

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.

L'Heure d'été: Osheaga 2015 | 15 Sep 2015 // 10:00 PM

Montreal's Osheaga Festival has quickly become the best destination festival in North America, during which the city pops with music, art, and culture.


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.


Opeth: Deliverance & Damnation | 27 Jan 2016 // 9:30 PM

Thirteen years after their release, two of Opeth's most important albums have been reissued in this essential new package.

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls | 30 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Instead of coasting like a legacy act, the metal greats push themselves like never before on their 16th album.


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.

//Mixed media

A-WA Throw Wild Album Release Party at Webster Hall (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"A-WA's debut album Habib Galbi made NPR Music's '30 Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)' list.

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