The Gwar-B-Q 2014 was this past weekend, and a ton of fans and friends descended upon the diphtheria strewn waters of Hadad’s to say their final goodbyes to one Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of Gwar.

Craig Zirpolo, Charlie Couch and Mackenzie Werner have quickly and masterfully produced this piece behind the event.  If you get a little misty, it just means that you still feel things. 

photo by Sounds of RVA from Gwar BQ 2012

This Saturday (8/23), son!

BTW, check out this new video from Imaginary Sons by Broadberry  Presents: Produced by Craig Zirpolo and Mackenzie Werner:


New Music Video! Thanks to RVA Magazine for premiering it!

New Tungs video via RVA Mag…

Last Minute (Free) Metal Show tomorrow, 8/19 @ Banditos!

A letter to the nicest guy at the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show - w4m

It’s tough being a short person at shows….

photo by me of Ear Theory 2011

#Gibson #lespaul from the 70s

#Gibson #lespaul from the 70s

#JolieHolland last night at #thesouthern #cville was magic


Funeral. #gwar #brockie #gwarbbq


One of my scores today from #monumentcityrecords #sabbath note the price

Windhand - “Orchard”

Richmond’s stoniest doom band Windhand has released a brand new video for “Orchard” from the latest album Soma via Revolver.  I don’t think I ever noticed a “Stairway to Heaven” quote in there before, and maybe it was unintentional. These dark and heady visuals will help you get in the evil frame of mind which is the optimal mind frame to be in while listening to Windhand in general.  Desolate, nightmarish imagery was compiled by Jordan ( and edited by John Quiles.  Get lost in bleak fear while vocalist Dorthia Cottrell moans with the powers of the undead.  The heaviest guitars you’ve ever heard create the sludginess of the devil’s brew.

Catch Windhand on 8/24 @ Strange Matter with All Them Witches and King Buffalo. $8 adv/$10 door.

The band will open for Sleep in Philly on 8/26 but you can’t go (well, unless you got one of those quickly depleted tix) September sees Windhand on tour with All Them Witches, playing occasionally with Jex Thoth and Ilsa.  Austin will host Windhand with Harsh Toke (seriously killer) and Dead Meadow on 9/26……. then in October the band will be welcomed down under with Beastwars. phew.

photo by Patrick Baleydier