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Ideamen – Schemata

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Yeah this album still affects me the same way it did in 2014.  Here is a review I wrote for Rock in Chicago! Hey all you crazy cats out there!  Sorry it has taken so long for me to get this review out to you, but better late than never! I may be the resident […]

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Ensiferum Interview / Unsung Heroes Review

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And here is an interview with Ensiferum, along with an album review of “Unsung Heroes” from 2012! Musicpix guru on all things rockin’ overseas, Doc Metal, checks in with his review of Ensiferum’s upcoming release Unsung Heroes.  Doc Metal also got the chance to give bassist Sami Hinkka a ring and chat it up about […]

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Monster Magnet / Royal Thunder / Anti-Mortem / Dizmal Daze 2013

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When i was 13 years old, the first unsupervised concert I paid to go see was Monster Magnet with Corrosion in Conformity here in the Windy City.  That show opened up an entire different and wonderful world to me, where live music and performances from my favorite artists have molded me into the music lover […]

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The Sword’s J.D. Cronise Interview / Apocryphon Review

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Here is one of my first big interviews that I did, with J.D. Cronise from The Sword, back in 2012! You know, The Sword and I go way back.  I remember being a really big fan of the Guitar Hero franchise back in the day when I managed a video game store.  My store held […]

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Novembers Doom / Avernus / Act of Destruction / Divinity Compromised 2014

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Here is an article I wrote back in 2014 for probably the Rock In Chicago Tumblr page.   I am totally loving going back into my old archives of show and album reviews I have done to show all of you! Ahh, the Cobra Lounge.  It’s one of the few places in Chicago where there is […]

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Chicago Open Air 2016

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Skeptic.  That is precisely how I felt when this tour was announced.  It is no secret that fans of metal these days are at war with each other, forming cliques within the different types of subgenres that have spawned over the last 15 or so years.  I remember reading and laughing at all the trolls […]

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Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World

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Wrote this bad boy back in 2017 for BloodRock Media.  Enjoy, FUCKING LOVE THIS ALBUM! Wow.  That is all I have to say about this album.  Just WOW.  I have been a fan of Elder since I heard their “Dead Roots Stirring” album, and have followed them closely over the years.  This band has evolved […]

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Body Count – Bloodlust

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Here is an old review of Body Count’s “Bloodlust” I did for BloodRock Media back in 2017. Oh Body Count, what an interesting history you have!  Back in the 90s you both interested metal fans and had half of the United States hate you with your first release with the infamous “Cop Killer”.  With all […]

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Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

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Wrote this bad boy back in 2017…  I think it was posted on BloodRock Media’s site. Oh Mastodon we have gone through one hell of a wild ride together, haven’t we?  Mastodon is one of those bands that I am truly proud to have grown and evolved with.  From their punishing riffs on Remission to […]

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Wintersun Interview

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Another cool interview I dug up… This one goes back to 2014, where I interview Wintersun! Let us go back to 2004, shall we?  2004 was the year I was slowly breaking out of my black metal elitist phase where I compared every song and album I heard to Burzum.  Black metal was really my […]

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Ancient VVisdom – 33

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Here is an album review I did back in 2017 for Ancient VVisdom’s “33” album. Fans of Occult Rock rejoice!  Magic Bullet Records has another killer album under its belt, Ancient VVisdom’s “33.”  11 tracks of dark, brooding acoustic tunes boiled up in a cauldron in Cleveland, Ohio, await you this October and take you […]

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Amon Amarth – Jomsviking Album/Show Review

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An album/show review of Amon Amarth back in 2016. You know, I really love to see how bands evolve.  Some bands change their sound, some bands even change genres, but in Amon Amarth’s case, these guys now put on a theatrical show to go along with their crushing and punishing riffs.  One thing I really […]

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Katatonia Interview / Dead End Kings Review

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Dug out this article I wrote for the now defunct Musicpix.net back in 2012.  I was really excited to have the opportunity to interview Katatonia because this release really hit me in the feels. Have you ever regretted anything in your life before?  I like to consider myself a positive person, and I live by […]

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The Doc Metal Show 03/08/2021 Playlist!

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Killer mix of different stuff on this week’s playlist.  Pretty much every genre just shoved into a blender.  Got any theme ideas for a future show?  Got any requests you want to hear?  Go ahead and hit me up on the contact link up top!  Also, here is the Spotify link for THE DOC METAL […]

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Dun dah duh dah dundundun

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Someone should do a djent cover of No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature.  Just sayin. For those of you that are clueless as to what this meme refers to, check out the original.

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My very first Danzig meme.

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I started the Danzig Memes page back in 2014, and since have grown to 113k followers.   Check out Danzig Memes here if you haven’t already!

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FLOPETH – Progressive Metal

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Lol couple of the dumbest memes I have made, ever.  Turned out pretty sweet though.

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Chigrel Glanzmann – Eluveitie Interview

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Here is an interview I did with Chigrel Glanzmann from Eluveitie back in February 2012!  Of all the bands that I have seen over the years, Eluveitie is definitely one of the most intense live performances I have had the pleasure of seeing.  They describe themselves as “The new wave of folk metal”….and with good […]

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Cannibal Corpse – Alex Webster Interview

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Here is an article I wrote for a review site that is now defunct, Musicpix.net.  It was an interview with Alex Webster, the bassist of Cannibal Corpse back in 2012. Cannibal Corpse – Alex Webster Interview Dictionaries define “brutal” as 1.  Savagely Violent.  2.  Punishingly hard or uncomfortable.  3.  See:  Cannibal Corpse. Musicpix’s own Doc […]

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OXBLOOD – Siren / Tides

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Here is a review I did back in 2014, when Snow Burial called themselves Oxblood.  I highly suggest you revisit their old catalog, pure bliss.  You can also check out Snow Burial’s newer tunes here: https://snowburial.bandcamp.com/music   You know, being a part of this Rock in Chicago team has really opened me up to so […]

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Las Trumien - Liczac Umarlych album cover

Las Trumien – Liczac Umarlych

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So I was sitting and drinking with my tattoo artist…  asked him to suggest some Polish metal bands I can play on The Doc Metal Show.  He suggested Las Trumien, so I picked up their first EP that was released back in September of 2020.  That EP totally made me want to preorder the stonery, […]

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