This writer joined PopMatters in 2011, and is currently inactive. He had an education in Classical music, and uses the knowledge to aid him in writing about extreme/underground music. He blogs occasionally for No Clean Singing and Tyranny of Tradition. When he feels like getting his writing printed, he interviews bands for California-based alternative music magazine, New Noise. His writing has also appeared in Angry Metal Guy, Ghost Cult, Hails & Horns (R.I.P.), Heavy Blog Is Heavy, Metal Bandcamp, Metal Injection, Phro Metal (R.I.P.), PureGrainAudio.com, and Teeth of the Divine. He interviews relevant music writers in a column called "Keyboard Warriors", and used to blog at Zetalambmary (R.I.P.). Follow him on Twitter.
More than a year after leaving Dream Theater, Mike Portnoy has moved ahead with his music career and not looked back. The prolific drummer talks about his latest supergroup, PSMS, the hardest part about singing and drumming simultaneously, and how he misses Starbucks whenever touring overseas.
13 Nov 2012
The concept of a “trilogy” is such an overdone thing. Be it film trilogies, album trilogies, book trilogies, video game trilogies… we have all seen trilogies in various forms of entertainment media to the point of it becoming banal. At the end of the Deathspell Omega experience however, do not be alarmed if you wake up to find yourself in Silent Hill.
05 Feb 2012
Alas, this is an EP made to commemorate the San Diego metalcore titans’ 10th anniversary after all, so they have the perfect excuse to come out with a record made up of mostly bonus materials that would make a diehard fan happy but a casual listener shake his/her head in dismay.
09 Nov 2011
If Whitechapel had been aiming for something along the lines of a “brutal start” and a “contrastingly peaceful finish”, they are forgetting that their greatest appeal lies in being a death-core band, not a progressive-tech death metal band or something else along those lines.
07 Nov 2011
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