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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
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Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | 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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