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Taake courtesy of Mushu Powell at The Kansas Coqui Nest

Helnorsk Svartmetall: Taake live in Kansas City 06/04/16

For the 2nd time in the first half of 2016, Norwegian black metal mainstays Taake unblessed Kansas City with their presence, this time bringing along blackened doom outfit Wolvhammer and locals Stonehaven for a night of Trve Norwegian Black Metal. Just like in February, opening the show was Kansas City’s own black metal horde Stonehaven. […]

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Show Preview: KC Blackdeath Fest at the Riot Room 04/17-18

The evil forces at play in the world are culminating in abhorrent perfection to bring two nights of death, doom and destruction to the Riot Room in Westport. The first ever KC Blackdeath Fest will be taking place this Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th with an unholy host of local and national black, […]

The Pitch Music Awards Preview: Metal

Unluckily for The Pitch, picking a local band to be crowned “Best Metal” is one of the hardest decisions they could possibly have. Kansas City’s heavy metal scene is one of the most diverse and talented in the country. Nods to every genre from power metal to viking metal, Kansas City does not skimp out […]

Lightning Swords of Death at The Riot Room

It was a homecoming of sorts on Independence Day-eve at the Riot Room in Kansas City. It was the return of a local musician on a bill filled up with some of the best-quality underground extreme metal from the United States today. It was a celebration of musicians and the art they create and it […]