Music

Your Guide to Central Texas Summer Metal Festivals

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Summer in Texas is the time for sunshine, romance, and brutal metal festivals! To help navigate the sometimes murky waters of online fest information, I have compiled a list of central Texas festivals for your disposal. Throw on your black band shirt, battle vest, or leather pants and prepare to […]

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Music, Reviews

Of The Sun: Before a Human Path Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Of The Sun Album: Before a Human Path Release Date: April 14, 2017 Website: ofthesunofficial.wordpress.com Before A Human Path, the sophomore album from Austin metal band Of The Sun is set to be released on April 14. The trio released their first album under the name Of The Sun back in […]

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Music, Reviews

Hexist: HEXIST EP Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Hexist Album: HEXIST EP Release Date: March 4, 2017 Website: https://hexist.bandcamp.com/ First formed in 2015, this Austin-based, self described “black rock’n’roll” band hit the ground running when they performed their first show as openers for American thrash trailblazers, Exodus. While their album cover might suggest black metal, or something in […]

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Music, SXSW Coverage

South By South Death: A Metal Guide to SXSW 2017

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist SXSW 2017 has descended upon the great city of Austin, Texas, and is coming for our music hearts and affordable parking spots. To help navigate the great music abyss, I have compiled a list of UNOFFICIAL metal shows. Some shows are free, some have a cover, but none require an […]

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Music

10 Metal Albums You Should Know From 2016

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist 2016 was an awesome year for metal, so much so that there was really no way to make a Top 10, 20 or 40 without suffering a complete mental breakdown. Therefore, I present to you the top 10 most notable albums of 2016 and their corresponding yearbook superlatives! Twilight Force […]

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Music

KIVA: Metal Mondays Are Here!

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist For metalheads in San Marcos, opportunities to attend live shows almost exclusively require driving to nearby cities. However, it would appear the local metal drought is over! On Jan. 30, ‘Metal Mondays’ kicked off their first night at Kiva, a venue and bar located on the Square. After the closing […]

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Music

Metal With Benefits

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Black metal is a genre of music generally characterized by darkness and its willingness to acknowledge and even worship the suffering of mankind. Unsurprisingly, utilizing this style of music to benefit the local community might seem bewildering to some. Conjuring up images of death, corpse paint and nail plated gauntlets, artists […]

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