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A blue-haired woman looks angry while holding a microphone and leaning forward. The photo fades into white from possible smoke.


Scream Like a Girl: Female Metal Vocalists

By Lane Dent Music Journalist    The words heavy metal usually conjure up mental images of burly, violent men shouting into microphones with brute strength, releasing growls and screams that sound like a possessed wild animal. But what about the women?! The lack of female representation in the metal community is absurd, considering the number of women who are talented vocalists. To broaden the average metalhead's playlist, the compilation below […]

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A blue-haired woman is screaming into a microphone, kneeling on the edge of a stage. A man playing a blue guitar is blurred in the top left corner.


Redefining Metal: Explore Beyond Deftones

By Lane Dent Music Journalist Metal has been declining in popularity since the mid-2000s, but nu-metal has recently seen a spike in interest due to TikTok’s peak during the COVID pandemic. Seeing the fame that some ancient nu-metal acts have garnered, modern metal bands are starting to incorporate mainstream aspects from pop, rap and EDM genres, hoping it brings them the same success, and their fame has already started to […]

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A mix of four album covers: Thank You Scientist’s Stranger Heads Prevail, Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia, Animals as Leaders’s Joy in Motion, and Native Construct’s Quiet World.


An Introduction to Progressive Rock and Metal

By Leighton Gambles Music Journalist Progressive rock and progressive metal are genres that are not as well known as their alternative or indie relatives, but are just as deserving of recognition. When introduced to a new genre, it may be difficult to know exactly where to look and where to begin. However, I will introduce four songs that I feel are a good starting point. Hopefully these suggestions will allow […]

todayApril 13, 2019 112


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 seek to create an ominous atmosphere--and exclusivity is almost synonymous with the genre. Unfortunately, so […]

todayFebruary 2, 2017 85


Kapsize: Rationalize Review

By Ryan Lacerda Music Journalist Artist: Kapsize Album: Rationalize Label: Independently released Release Date: March 16, 2016 Website: Kapsize was one of my most unexpected and exhilarating finds of the year. Their debut album Rationalize combines traditional reggae with ska, punk AND metal. That’s right, metal and reggae! It was only my second weekend living in San Marcos when I miraculously stumbled into KIVA’s Bar and Lounge. I had no […]

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Glenn Danzig


Revolutions: “Danzig”

By David Cavazos Segment Producer This week we go towards a darker side in the world of music and experience the art produced from the mind of Glenn Danzig. For a long time Danzig has been a large medium for music where the new and old combined to form styles that would inspire multiple genres. Danzig is the founder of several popular bands, including The Misfits and Samhain, which would […]

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Rockin’ Music with a Bunch of Nerds

On Air Talent - Kelsey Johnson and The Fern Other Side Drive Executive Producer - Shannon Williams Writer - Kelsey Johnson Editor - Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros Click here to download the full Band Nerds interview! Formerly on Other Side Drive, your favorite Friday hosts Kelsey and The Fern got to geek out in the studio with Band Nerds. In between some metal and rap songs, Band Nerds talked […]

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