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The Ned Flanders-themed metal band Okilly Dokilly will play RVA in the Spring

People really love The Simpsons - whether its vapor-wave Bart or, in the case of this metal band, Ned Flanders.

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Shed the Shred: Animals As Leaders frontman Tosin Abasi shows off his de-typifying virtuosity at 9:30 Club gig

I’ve had two guitar heroes for a little over five years. Before that period, I only had one- John McLaughlin.

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Iron Regan drops new brutal track ahead of 2017 record, Broadberry gig on 12/2

Do you like metal? Do you like thrash? Then you're going to love this new Iron Regan track.

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DC's Animals as Leaders offers polyrhythmic artistry and grooves on new record ahead of Dec 9:30 Club show

For instrumental prog metal group Animals As Leaders, both Weightless and The Joy of Motion were each steps up in terms of developing the band’s sound with progressive guitar techniques from the albums that came before.

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Andrew WK calls the Big Bang the first party of all time ahead of RVA Party party speaking event

While election day happens November 8th, the politicking will be far from over for legendary party god Andrew WK when he comes to Capital Ale House the following day.

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RVA's Left Cross offers a classic metal sound without the nonsense

Since the winter of 2014, Left Cross have not so quietly been making a name for themselves in Richmond's metal scene, resurrecting the sounds of old-school death metal and putting their own vicious spin on that particular brand of brutality.

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Halloween advice from GWAR's Pustulus Maximus

It wouldn't be Halloween in Richmond without a chat with GWAR, our town's favorite crack addicted space demons.

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With RVA roots, sonic-weirdos Brain Tentacles aim to worm their way into your ear with debut record

It might be a debut album, but it’s not a novice effort- Brain Tentacles is the combined effort of Bruce Lamont (Bloodiest), Dave Witte (A Richmond na

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Goblin Cock rules and offered Strange Matter a night of brutal metal for all the right reasons

It’s Thursday night around 10:30 and we hit the bar just in time to catch Goblin Cock open their set.

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Die Choking's new video splits political parties with an axe ahead of Oct. Gallery 5 show

We get so many (terrible) metal band press releases in our inbox it could be covered in digital entrails - but sometimes the wave of mediocre nu-metal bands opens up to reveal a treasure like Die Choking.

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Philly-based Eat The Turnbuckle was the second bloodiest show at GWARBQ 2016

GWAR wasn’t the only band at this year’s GWAR B-Q leaving a blood-soaked audience after their show. Eat The Turnbuckle, a Philly-based metal band who call their genre “ultra-violent,” gave those who attended their show an experience like they had never seen before.

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Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats bring Sabbath-inspired metal to The Broadberry 9/7

The English rock band Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats will make their Richmond debut when they perform on September 7 at the Broadberry.

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GWAR-B-Q 2016: RVA's favorite shitshow reminded us metal runs on blood and heart

This year’s GWAR B-Q was a certified shit show, a sweaty, grimy gathering of filthy (but friendly) bohabs and metalheads all indulging in one thing or another during the most anticipated RVA Saturday

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RVA's Occultist returns to the "f*cked up Six Flags" that is GWAR-B-Q this weekend

This year’s GWAR B-Q, marks the fourth time local metal band Occultist will melt faces at the festival, something that’s sure to excite even the most casual metal head.

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See your favorite metal bands, a Trump/Hillary bloodbath and GWAR fight for world domination at GWAR B-Q this weekend

Calling all Bohab heads, worshippers of evil, and metal maniacs: Back from the depths of Hell, is the one and only GWAR, bringing with them a bloody weekend of murder, mayhem, debauchery and of course music for their annual GWAR B-Q.

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RVA's Petrichor perfectly blend folk and heavy rock in debut EP

Pair doom/occult sounds with the folky, but haunting, voice of a female lead, and you have local metal band Petrichor.

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Review: Carcass, Crowbar and more offered RVA metal heads the face melting they needed

Richmond metal heads were out in full force to witness the face melting powers of British extreme metal band Carcass at The Broadberry, August 2nd, on their One Foot In The Grave tour.

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Lamb of God drops personal new video, catch them at GWAR B Q on 8/20

RVA's own Lamb of God returned this year with a new album which means a slew of other new awesome things like videos and (thankfully) local performances.

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Valient Himself talks new album, new label, and what it means to be an 'Old salt"

A musical renaissance of sorts in Richmond has led a premier rock artist to call the city his home. Valient Himself of Valient Thorr moved to the city a few years ago and with a change of scenery comes new music from the band.

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Inter Arma returns to RVA with the epic 'Paradise Gallows' in hand, show at Hardywood this Friday

I first spoke to Inter Arma vocalist Mike Paparo when he was in route to a swimming hole someplace near Corbin, Oregon.

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