The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is coming to Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for a night of avant-garde music alongside black metal bands Krallice and Yellow Eyes. The string trios will be opening the night with selections from composer Giacinto Scelsi and Kralice guitarist and composer Mick Barr later this month at the Brooklyn venue.
Sorry Tipper Gore, you were wrong. Among the many stereotypes linking certain styles of music with their target audiences was the notion that metal-heads of 1980s were a rebellious youth headed for a troubled, drug-addled future. Now, a recently published study on the present status of this demographic has proven to be a pride-swallowing revelation for those who created the stereotypes.
Whoever said ballet is above metal can politely see themselves out the door. For Lamb of God frontman, Randy Blythe, who was labeled "too brutal for thrash" by Rolling Stone, is defying expectations and scoring for a dance project.