They are one of the single greatest visionaries in rock music for the past thirty years, and a band whose impact was likened to The Velvet Underground by none other than David Bowie. There was never any doubt that, before the year was through, ABAD would be talking about Trent Reznor and the mighty Nine … Continue reading 360: NINE INCH NAILS


I put an irrational amount of thought into who I'd be posting about today. Should it be something 'Christmas-y'? What does that even mean? Should it at lease be something joyful? I don't know. You know what, fuck it. It's the God of Fuck. I preface this post by again mentioning separating art and artist. … Continue reading 359: MARILYN MANSON


When Hellhammer broke up in the mid eighties, it gave frontman Tom G. Warrior and bassist Martin Eric Ain the opportunity to form a new band. One that would go on to be pioneers of multiple extreme metal genres as well as avant-garde metal. That band was, of course, the mighty Celtic Frost. In 1985 … Continue reading 353: CELTIC FROST


There are very few people who can claim responsibility for an entire genre. And then there is Thomas Bรถrje Forsberg, a.k.a. Quorthon. He did it twice. Through Bathoryโ€™s first four albums in the latter half of the 80s, Quorthon basically built the blueprint for what would inspire much of the Second Wave of Black Metal. … Continue reading 352: BATHORY


Iโ€™m sure you know of the Blue Man Group. Theyโ€™re stage performers with wacky mime stuff and blue paint. Yeah, theyโ€™re a pop culture institution. Sure. But did you know the Blue Man Group also put on one of the most electrifying and incredible rock shows on the planet? Their first album, 1999โ€™s โ€˜Audioโ€™, was … Continue reading 351: BLUE MAN GROUP