What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?
Oh, Glamour. You took the questions right out of my mouth. I love that when you caught up with Miranda Lambert on the ACM Awards red carpet, you asked her what was in her closet. And I love that her answer wasn’t a long list of designers. It was just the two essentials. “Cowboy boots… Read more »

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?
Oh, Glamour. You took the questions right out of my mouth. I love that when you caught up with Miranda Lambert on the ACM Awards red carpet, you asked her what was in her closet. And I love that her answer wasn’t a long list of designers. It was just the two essentials. “Cowboy boots… Read more »

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?
Oh, Glamour. You took the questions right out of my mouth. I love that when you caught up with Miranda Lambert on the ACM Awards red carpet, you asked her what was in her closet. And I love that her answer wasn’t a long list of designers. It was just the two essentials. “Cowboy boots… Read more »

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?

What’s in Miranda Lambert’s Closet?
Oh, Glamour. You took the questions right out of my mouth. I love that when you caught up with Miranda Lambert on the ACM Awards red carpet, you asked her what was in her closet. And I love that her answer wasn’t a long list of designers. It was just the two essentials. “Cowboy boots… Read more »

Live Report: Cavalera Conspiracy and Death Angel in Denver

Live Report: Cavalera Conspiracy and Death Angel in Denver

chrisChris Krovatin is the author of Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and the Gravediggers series. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and a good-natured pain in everyone’s ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.

 

 

 

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Cavalera Conspiracy with Death Angel and Corrosion of Conformity Blind
Wednesday, April 29 at Summit Music Hall

  • Number of times this reporter has seen Max Cavalera live: 0. This is a first.
  • Surprising discovery of 2014: Wow, the new Cavalera Conspiracy album is actually really fucking awesome! It has this grimy tone and everything.
  • Sad question this raises: Is this what Sepultura would have sounded like, had things not gone sour?
  • Answer: Nah. Those guys needed to go through Soulfly and whatnot to sound anywhere near this good.
  • Last Sepultura album this reporter loved: Look, we’re trying to have a good time. Let’s not pick that scab.
  • Crowd make-up: A weird mix. You have your older meatheads who you can tell were deep into Roots­-era Sep, you’ve got your younger fans who are just getting into second-wave Death Angel, you have outlying goth and nu-metal characters in between.
  • Notable contingent present: The Latino metalheads are out in full-force. Lots of Mexican and Brazilian dudes.
  • Often-forgotten fact: Death Angel have always been a Latino band, Cali-thrashers that they are.

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  • First up: Corrosion of Conformity Blind, featuring vocalist Karl Agell and drummer Reed Mullin playing the Blind album.
  • Sounds like: Big Southern groove metal with an intense hardcore edge.
  • Important fact about history: It repeats itself.
  • Questionable move: Naming yourselves after your old band name and album. Why not name it a song reference, like Heaven & Hell?
  • Possible name alternatives: These Shrouded Times, Damned for All Time, Echoes in the Well.
  • Notable stage moves: Karl Agell’s flappity hand motions and head swinging. Look at him go!
  • Notable absence: Weed. No one’s smoking during CoC? Maybe they just brought out too much of the hardcore crowd.
  • Perpetual question of Summit Music Hall: Who’s going to be the first guy to piss in the Men’s Room sink?
  • Number of dudes seen eyeing said sink and considering: Three.
  • Best shirt of the night: White Zombie “Get Up And Kill!” shirt on the big Jamey Jasta-looking dude. No one gives White Zombie their due anymore.

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  • Up next: Death Angel from the Bay Area.
  • Sounds like: Late ‘80s thrash that joined the Marines and came back with arms the size of your thighs.
  • Crowd reaction: Wonderfully enthusiastic.
  • Wonderful sight of the night: A good old mosh pit to some good old thrash metal.
  • Less welcome sight: The single girl in the spiked leather bra trying to mosh with evvvvveryone.
  • Public service announcement: Revolver and its reporter fully endorse female metalheads and women who want to get in the pit and thrash, but maybe don’t wear a spike leather bra to do so.
  • Jarring memory of the night: Getting thrown out of L’Amours in Brooklyn because I was wearing a spiked leather cuff under my shirt. A massive hardcore dude looked the pit grabbing wrists until he found mine and dragged me to the door by my hood.
  • Favorite tracks of the set: “Thrown To The Wolves,” “Claws In So Deep,” “Succubus.”
  • Tracks missed: “No,” “Sonic Beatdown,” “Soulless.” Aw man, especially “Soulless.”
  • Tension waiting for Cavalera Conspiracy: Palpable.
  • Unexpected appreciation of the night: I’m not a big fan of that double-C logo of Cavalera Conspiracy’s, but it looks awesome when printed in huge letters on a backdrop.
  • Odds that Gloria Cavalera drove someone Summit Music Hall crazy today: 4/1.
  • Finally: Cavalera Conspiracy, from Brazil and Arizona respectively.
  • Sounds like: Early-to-mid ‘90s groove thrash run through a filter of crushing doom metal.
  • Crowd response: Massive, excited.
  • Number of creatures living in Max Cavalera’s hair and beard: 26.
  • Instinctive response: My pulse jacking up as the opening drums to “Refuse/Resist” come on over the PA.IMG_2926
  • Mental age: 15.
  • Foolhardy decision: Fuck this, I have to mosh for “Refuse/Resist.” My teenage self would never forgive me.
  • Time spent in mosh pit before colliding with someone’s shoulder: Three seconds.
  • Vision: White.
  • Nose: Bleeding furiously.
  • Immediately state of Men’s Room sink: Slaughterhouse. Drinking plus headbutt equals blood fucking everywhere.
  • Comforting thought: I hope no one’s peed in here yet.
  • Ridiculous situation of the night: Running back and forth between the door and sink of the bathroom, alternating between stuffing my nose with toilet paper and seeing the band.
  • Other Sepultura classics played: “Roots Bloody Roots,” “We Who Are Not As Others.”
  • Time it takes for me to stop bleeding furiously: One hour.
  • Faces of fellow passengers on the bus home: Aghast.
  • Tonight’s lesson: Don’t mosh when you’re drunk and 30.

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Live Report: Cavalera Conspiracy and Death Angel in Denver

Live Report: Cavalera Conspiracy and Death Angel in Denver

chrisChris Krovatin is the author of Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and the Gravediggers series. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and a good-natured pain in everyone’s ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.

 

 

 

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Cavalera Conspiracy with Death Angel and Corrosion of Conformity Blind
Wednesday, April 29 at Summit Music Hall

  • Number of times this reporter has seen Max Cavalera live: 0. This is a first.
  • Surprising discovery of 2014: Wow, the new Cavalera Conspiracy album is actually really fucking awesome! It has this grimy tone and everything.
  • Sad question this raises: Is this what Sepultura would have sounded like, had things not gone sour?
  • Answer: Nah. Those guys needed to go through Soulfly and whatnot to sound anywhere near this good.
  • Last Sepultura album this reporter loved: Look, we’re trying to have a good time. Let’s not pick that scab.
  • Crowd make-up: A weird mix. You have your older meatheads who you can tell were deep into Roots­-era Sep, you’ve got your younger fans who are just getting into second-wave Death Angel, you have outlying goth and nu-metal characters in between.
  • Notable contingent present: The Latino metalheads are out in full-force. Lots of Mexican and Brazilian dudes.
  • Often-forgotten fact: Death Angel have always been a Latino band, Cali-thrashers that they are.

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  • First up: Corrosion of Conformity Blind, featuring vocalist Karl Agell and drummer Reed Mullin playing the Blind album.
  • Sounds like: Big Southern groove metal with an intense hardcore edge.
  • Important fact about history: It repeats itself.
  • Questionable move: Naming yourselves after your old band name and album. Why not name it a song reference, like Heaven & Hell?
  • Possible name alternatives: These Shrouded Times, Damned for All Time, Echoes in the Well.
  • Notable stage moves: Karl Agell’s flappity hand motions and head swinging. Look at him go!
  • Notable absence: Weed. No one’s smoking during CoC? Maybe they just brought out too much of the hardcore crowd.
  • Perpetual question of Summit Music Hall: Who’s going to be the first guy to piss in the Men’s Room sink?
  • Number of dudes seen eyeing said sink and considering: Three.
  • Best shirt of the night: White Zombie “Get Up And Kill!” shirt on the big Jamey Jasta-looking dude. No one gives White Zombie their due anymore.

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  • Up next: Death Angel from the Bay Area.
  • Sounds like: Late ‘80s thrash that joined the Marines and came back with arms the size of your thighs.
  • Crowd reaction: Wonderfully enthusiastic.
  • Wonderful sight of the night: A good old mosh pit to some good old thrash metal.
  • Less welcome sight: The single girl in the spiked leather bra trying to mosh with evvvvveryone.
  • Public service announcement: Revolver and its reporter fully endorse female metalheads and women who want to get in the pit and thrash, but maybe don’t wear a spike leather bra to do so.
  • Jarring memory of the night: Getting thrown out of L’Amours in Brooklyn because I was wearing a spiked leather cuff under my shirt. A massive hardcore dude looked the pit grabbing wrists until he found mine and dragged me to the door by my hood.
  • Favorite tracks of the set: “Thrown To The Wolves,” “Claws In So Deep,” “Succubus.”
  • Tracks missed: “No,” “Sonic Beatdown,” “Soulless.” Aw man, especially “Soulless.”
  • Tension waiting for Cavalera Conspiracy: Palpable.
  • Unexpected appreciation of the night: I’m not a big fan of that double-C logo of Cavalera Conspiracy’s, but it looks awesome when printed in huge letters on a backdrop.
  • Odds that Gloria Cavalera drove someone Summit Music Hall crazy today: 4/1.
  • Finally: Cavalera Conspiracy, from Brazil and Arizona respectively.
  • Sounds like: Early-to-mid ‘90s groove thrash run through a filter of crushing doom metal.
  • Crowd response: Massive, excited.
  • Number of creatures living in Max Cavalera’s hair and beard: 26.
  • Instinctive response: My pulse jacking up as the opening drums to “Refuse/Resist” come on over the PA.IMG_2926
  • Mental age: 15.
  • Foolhardy decision: Fuck this, I have to mosh for “Refuse/Resist.” My teenage self would never forgive me.
  • Time spent in mosh pit before colliding with someone’s shoulder: Three seconds.
  • Vision: White.
  • Nose: Bleeding furiously.
  • Immediately state of Men’s Room sink: Slaughterhouse. Drinking plus headbutt equals blood fucking everywhere.
  • Comforting thought: I hope no one’s peed in here yet.
  • Ridiculous situation of the night: Running back and forth between the door and sink of the bathroom, alternating between stuffing my nose with toilet paper and seeing the band.
  • Other Sepultura classics played: “Roots Bloody Roots,” “We Who Are Not As Others.”
  • Time it takes for me to stop bleeding furiously: One hour.
  • Faces of fellow passengers on the bus home: Aghast.
  • Tonight’s lesson: Don’t mosh when you’re drunk and 30.

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Christoph Waltz to make directorial debut and star in The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

Christoph Waltz to make directorial debut and star in The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

Christoph Waltz will star in his own directorial debut, The Worst Marriage in Georgetown. The news comes as Voltage Pictures has signed on to finance and produce the film, which they’ll pitch at Cannes in a few weeks.

The film is based on a New York Times Magazine article of the same name written by Franklin Foer. It tells the story of Albercht Muth, an eccentric socialite who at age 26 married a 71-year-old wealthly widow named Viola Drath in 1991. 30 years later, he beat Drath to death in their bathroom, a crime for which he was found guilty of last year and sentenced to 50 years in a federal prison.

During their marriage, Muth adopted the personas of a US Army officer, a count, a spy, and an Iraqi general, all to Drath’s pleasure and amusement. Despite attempting to plead insanity before being found sane, Muth maintains his innocence. He says an Iranian hit was put on him due to his allegiance to Iraq, and Drath was killed in the scuffle with an assassin. In a letter commenting on his conviction, he called “on my Iranian brothers to advise the U.S. government of my innocence.”

The cinematic representation of the sordid tale will begin production October 12th. Pulitzer Prize winning author David Auburn (Proof) is penning the script. Waltz will also producer alongside Erica Steinberg (Inglorious Basterds) and Nicolas Chartier.