As soon as you see the ridiculous “Iron Maiden meets fantasy novel with skulls” cover art for Dealer of Souls (Noble Demon) and hear the demi-classical opening, you know what Gomorra have to offer. And these German metalheads do not disappoint. Guitarists Damir Eskic and Dominic Blum blast out adrenaline-pumping, assault-by-lightning thrash riffs, while drummer […]
Tag: Iron Maiden
A technical death metal show and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
The film Tully and more goings-on about town 5/4-5/6.
Best group of veterans of the Blue Man backing band
Electric Hawk Drummer Noah Leger, who plays in ultraminimal postpunk outfit Disappears, holds down a day job behind the kit in the Blue Man Group’s onstage backing band. In 2009, after years of throwing ideas around, he and two other Blue Man musicians, Las Vegas natives Mike Burns (guitar) and Graham McLachlan (bass), put their […]
Up the irons, down the hatch: Robinsons’ the Trooper, aka the Iron Maiden beer
A beer that people will buy because it says “Iron Maiden” on the bottle isn’t necessarily a beer that’s actually worth drinking. So is the Trooper both?
Nomad Brewery Batch #1: Barrel aged, brown, and bodacious
The first beer from this new offshoot of the Lush/Twisted Spoke empire spent more than two years in Stitzel-Weller bourbon barrels.
The Reader’s Agenda: Wed 7/4
What’s on the Agenda for Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Three Beats: A “mature” new record from Bible of the Devil
New releases from Bible of the Devil and Gas Mask Horse and a Chinese classical concert at the Cultural Center
Three Beats: An Experimental Garage Sale at ESS, Mosh for Cancer at Reggie’s, and a makeover at the Abbey Pub
A bazaar of bizarre electronics at ESS On Saturday from noon till 6 PM, Experimental Sound Studio in Ravenswood hosts its fourth annual Experimental Garage Sale. Despite its name, it’s not an “everything must go” clearance for unwanted junk but rather a craft fair for DIY electronics tinkerers and fans of DIY electronics tinkering, with […]
Early Warnings Roundup
This week’s Early Warnings include Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Dengue Fever, the Dutchess & the Duke, Iron Maiden, Kings of Leon, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, and Three 6 Mafia.
From the “Top This, Bono!” file
Does it GET any more metal than this? If so, tell me how!