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Goblin at Irving Plaza
photo by Mathieu Bredeau
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Goblin & Morricone Youth @ Irving Plaza (pics)

Italian soundtrack greats Goblin -- whose current lineup includes Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli, and Agostino Marangolo (all of whom played on Suspiria) -- recently wrapped up a tour...

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Screaming Females at House of Vans
Screaming Females at House of Vans in 2016 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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Screaming Females announce tour with Thou and HIRS, share new song

Philly's grindcore-ish queer punks HIRS are also releasing a new album next week.

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High on Fire at PlayStation Theater
High on Fire at PlayStation Theatre in 2016 (more by Greg Cristman)
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High on Fire playing holiday shows with special guests at Saint Vitus

Sludge greats High on Fire are landing in NYC the Friday between Christmas and New Year's.

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Trap Them at Saint Vitus
photo by Mathieu Bredeau
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Trap Them played their ”final” NYC show at Vitus with Call of the Void (pics)

Metallic hardcore greats Trap Them just wrapped up their run of "final shows" over the weekend, including stops at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/9) and Friday (11/10)...

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Quicksand
Quicksand (photo by Atiba Johnson)
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (11/10)

This week's Notable Releases include Quicksand's first album in 22 years, Angel Olsen's rarities collection, Kamaiyah's surprise mixtape, and more.

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DEP Mike Patton
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Mike Patton joining Dillinger Escape Plan at final show run to perform their collab EP

The Dillinger Escape Plan are breaking up after three final shows at NYC's Terminal 5 in December. The 12/28 and 12/29 shows are with Code Orange and Daughters (and both sold out), and some very exciting details have now been revealed for the 12/27 show...

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Tony Rettman Straight Edge
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Tony Rettman celebrating new ‘Straight Edge’ book in NYC; FYA 5 announced

Tony Rettman, author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 and Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985, is releasing his new book, Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk, next week (11/14). He celebrates it in NYC tonight, with a Q&A with Scott Crawford, who directed the Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-90) documentary.

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Ancient VVisdom
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Ancient VVisdom made a video for “Light of Lucifer” off new album ’33’

Dark-folk group Ancient VVisdom recently returned with their first album in three years, 33, released in October via Magic Bullet Records. We're premiering the video for "Light of Lucifer."

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Justin Brannan
photo by Jason Jamal Nakleh
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Indecision’s Justin Brannan elected into New York City Council

Danica Roem isn't the only musician in heavy music who won a state election yesterday. Bay Ridge native Justin Brannan of Indecision and Most Precious Blood was elected as a Democratic official for a four-year term in the New York City Council...

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Danica Roem
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Virginia elects first openly transgender official, metal singer Danica Roem

She unseats Republican Robert G. Marshall, who introduced the state's transphobic "bathroom bill" (similar to the one that passed in North Carolina) and who has referred to himself as Virginia's "chief homophobe."

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