De La Tierra: "De La Tierra"
Ask 12 different bangers about metal supergroups, and you’ll get 20 wildly divergent answers, most of them in the “yawn” end of the spectrum...
Fates Warning Back In SA With a Vengeance
For a guy who skipped town 25 years ago, singer and native San Antonian Ray Alder still oozes River City essence. He’s laid back, passionate about his craft...
A Dead Horse Kicks Back
It's no secret that the Texas metal scene of the ’80s kicked all sorts of New York, SoCal and Bay Area’s ass. But for whatever reason, bands like...
Machine Head swarm drummer's hometown
Machine Head drummer and native San Antonian Dave McClain often contemplates his band's endurance. "The writing and touring cycle for our last album took over...
Well, ain't this a great way to get the new year started? Gauchiste — a political leftist, from the French gauche, or "awkward" — is a triumvirate of veritably Cage-y anti-musicians from...
Imminent Descent: Imminent Descent
The thrash-death outfit Imminent Descent, San Antonio's latest attempt to recapture the glory of its mid-'80s metal scene, makes no bones about the oldness of its school.
Memory of a Melody: Things That Make You Scream
San Antonio has never had a dearth of talent, but few bands have possessed the potential to break into national or international consciousness the way Memory of a Melody does.
For being one of the world's foremost death metal bands, Sweden's Opeth sure are good at making non-death metal albums.