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 // 804 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.


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.

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.


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

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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