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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A collection of communities writers columns on Benghazi
In a world that is increasingly complex, we need to seek greater awareness of the blending of cultures and America's changing role in a global community.
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Published 12:59 p.m. April 19, 2013
The Metal Alliance Tour proves thrash is alive and well in 2013.
Published 5:11 p.m. March 6, 2013
Converge lays it all on the line with a fiercely emotional new record.
Published 12:00 p.m. January 3, 2013
D.C.'s Pig Destroyer takes first place over nine other excellent bands.
Published 12:00 p.m. September 27, 2012
Vektor and company debut heavy metal 2.0 in memorable fashion.
Published 12:00 p.m. September 12, 2012
Grind metal greats Pig Destroyer ready their first record in half a decade.
Published 12:00 p.m. August 29, 2012
Sydney's Kunvuk stokes the creative fire with modern society's shortcomings.
Published 12:44 a.m. July 24, 2012
To say "The Wall Live" was a great concert would be a disservice. It was an experience.
Published 7:17 p.m. June 19, 2012
Rome's Hour of Penance shares their views on the Vatican, death metal and more.
Published 8:27 a.m. June 12, 2012
Skeletonwitch keeps their wicked new album short but sweet.
Published 12:40 p.m. May 3, 2012
Hour of Penance's latest delivers savagery at light-speed.
Published 11:43 a.m. April 24, 2012
The Dandy Warhols' latest album trades sunshine for storm clouds.
Published 1:58 p.m. April 16, 2012
The Dandy Warhols' Peter Holmstrom opens up about 'This Machine,' his band's beautiful but bleak new album.
Published 3:57 p.m. October 17, 2011
Chael Sonnen wants an Ultimate Fighting Championship rematch with Anderson Silva, but will it cost him his career?
Published 10:44 a.m. October 2, 2011
"UFC on Versus 6" event has come to a close. Find out how the mixed martial arts (MMA) league's first District of Columbia fight card turned out.
Published 10:34 a.m. September 30, 2011
Anacostia's Mike Easton will face an unexpected foe Saturday at a D.C. Ultimate Fighting Championship event.