The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012
|TOAD performed at Southwestern Terror Fest in Tucson.|
The first ever Southwest Terror Fest launched this year in Tucson, and finally gave extensive props to the desert metal scene. Thirty-two metal bands. Two days. $15-- total. And it was all only a two-hour drive away. There are already talks about the lineup for next year, so keep an eye out, as it's a must-attend gathering for anybody in the Southwestern quadrant of the metal world. Info: Southwest Terror Fest
The insanely heavy and critically acclaimed Koloss by Swedish extreme metal giants Meshuggah was release. It's not for the faint of heart, and was personally one of my top favorite metal albums of the year.