Heavy Metal Hensch

Mark Hensch offers the brutal truth on all things heavy metal.  Stories include album and concert reviews, band interviews, bios and more.

 

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  • Technical death metal legend Kelly Shaefer opens up about the rebirth of Atheist, the maestros of heavy music.

    Keeping complexity alive

    Technical death metal legend Kelly Shaefer opens up about the rebirth of Atheist, the maestros of heavy music. Published 1:44 p.m. November 19, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Atheist returns after a lengthy hiatus with another triumph in technical death metal recordings.

    Music review: Atheist’s 'Jupiter'

    Atheist returns after a lengthy hiatus with another triumph in technical death metal recordings. Published 4:56 p.m. November 15, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Vocalist and guitarist Chris Grigg charts the evolution of his band Woe from one-man army to American underground metal sensation.

    Words of 'Woe'

    Vocalist and guitarist Chris Grigg charts the evolution of his band Woe from one-man army to American underground metal sensation. Published 4:28 p.m. November 12, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Absence gives melodic death metal a shot in the arm on their catchy new album.

    Music review: The Absence's 'Enemy Unbound'

    The Absence gives melodic death metal a shot in the arm on their catchy new album. Published 12:48 p.m. November 10, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Hail of Bullets skinsman Ed Warby waxes poetic on creating a concept album about the war years between Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Theater's end.

    Bringing WWII to death metal's front line

    Hail of Bullets skinsman Ed Warby waxes poetic on creating a concept album about the war years between Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Theater's end. Published 3:23 p.m. November 4, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Hail of Bullets pulverize listeners with a death metal concept album about World War II and Japan's violent empire.

    Music review: Hail of Bullets' 'On Divine Winds'

    Hail of Bullets pulverize listeners with a death metal concept album about World War II and Japan's violent empire. Published 5:14 p.m. November 2, 2010 - Comments

     
  • Woe's sophomore album delivers a dynamic study of despair.

    Music review: Woe's 'Quietly, Undramatically'

    Woe's sophomore album delivers a dynamic study of despair. Published 7:23 p.m. October 25, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Cult's Ian Astbury bolsters Boris by successfully joining the band on an exploratory EP

    Music review: Boris' 'BXI'

    The Cult's Ian Astbury bolsters Boris by successfully joining the band on an exploratory EP Published 2:38 p.m. October 20, 2010 - Comments

     
  • The Atlas Moth reimagine four rock classics by staying true to their brand of psychedelic heavy metal

    Music review: The Atlas Moth's 'The One Amongst the Weed Field'

    The Atlas Moth reimagine four rock classics by staying true to their brand of psychedelic heavy metal Published 4:33 p.m. October 19, 2010 - Comments

     
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Mark Hensch

Mark Hensch is a heavy metal fanatic who has been scribing about the genre since 2003.  A Grand Rapids, Mich. metalhead, Mark also writes for www.thrashpit.com while serving as its editor.  He maintains a recurring column there called ...

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Mark Hensch is a heavy metal fanatic who has been scribing about the genre since 2003.  A Grand Rapids, Mich. metalhead, Mark also writes for www.thrashpit.com while serving as its editor.  He maintains a recurring column there called "Hensch's Hometown Heroes" which spotlights unsigned heavy metal bands.  He apologizes for any subsequent ear bleeds readers incur while checking out his music blog. He also writes about restaurants and mixed martial arts for the "Washington Times" in addition to extreme music.

 

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