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TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Visiting OKC, Slayer remains a heavy-metal favorite


H. Barry Zimmerman February 1st, 2007

Something you wouldn't imagine to hear from Tom Araya, lead singer and bassist of thrash-metal giant Slayer: "I live in a small town out in the country close to Dallas now. I got registered cattle and...

Something you wouldn't imagine to hear from Tom Araya, lead singer and bassist of thrash-metal giant Slayer: "I live in a small town out in the country close to Dallas now. I got registered cattle and a big ol' barn out back."
 
"We moved here when my wife got pregnant," Araya said. "She was sick and wanted to be close to her mother. And I just loved it here."
 
SURVIVING THE SCENE
Slayer started rocking the world in the early Eighties, and the Southern California quartet quickly was lumped together with other metal maniacs:
" Metallica,
" Megadeth and
" Anthrax.
 
"We're the only band from the big four that still has all original members," Araya said. "That makes me proud."
 
SECRET TO SUCCESS
Araya said his band is a team.
 
"We encourage each other and tell each other when we fucked up," he said. "We don't try to knock each other down. That's why it's worked for so long. This band is our lives " we treat it with respect."
 
The band is on the road promoting "Christ Illusion," its first album in six years.
 
"On the road when we are playing so hard night after night, I just have to stay in bed and rest the next day," said Araya. "Being Slayer is hard work." "H. Barry Zimmerman

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