It’s no secret that in our household very few bands are held in as high regard as Iron Maiden. The announcement that Maiden would be coming back to the U.S. this summer, and would be playing within driving distance of us, was met with sheer glee. A promise had been made many moons ago that … More The Iron Maiden Wish List
Dad, who are you voting for? I have heard this question more times than I have ever cared to answer it out loud. This will be the fourth presidential election cycle that I’ve had at least one child who was old enough to ask this question. As a parent I actually have enjoyed the tough … More Dad, Who Are You Voting For?
I am convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, that one of the greatest books ever written is the whimsical, “Go the F*ck to Sleep,” written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes. There may be no book that better encapsulates the pure essence of parenthood the way this book does. That essence being that your … More Toddler Tales Vol. 4: Go The F*ck To Sleep
There may be no task in the world that I loathe more than grocery shopping. I’m not 100% sure why it is I’d rather fold laundry, vacuum, or have things jammed under my fingernails than handle the weekly food shopping for my family. Maybe it’s because it sucks up a large chunk of my Saturday … More Toddler Tales Vol. 3: The Grocery Store
Back by popular demand – Corpse Paint Babies. Peruse these images of innocent little lambs donning their best black metal corpse paint, as drawn by my 16 year old (who clearly inherited my sense of humor).
If you call yourself a metal fan and don’t know the name Albert Mudrian, you need to get clued in. As founder and Editor in Chief of Decibel Magazine, Mudrian sits somewhere right near the center of the Heavy Metal Universe as he oversees the biggest and best metal mag, at the very least in … More The Metal Dad Interviews Albert Mudrian
Welcome to the second installment of Childish Reviews, where I ask my kids to listen to songs off of recently released metal albums I’m digging and ask for their feedback. This time around we changed things up a bit. After each track I asked them to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. … More Childish Reviews #2
A series in which we explore the life and times of a toddler… “Daddy, we wake up now?” I should preface this post with the disclaimer that I have never been someone who has needed a ton of sleep to operate. I’ve never, even in my teen and college years, been someone who could sleep … More Toddler Tales Vol. 2: Dawn of the Dead (Tired)
A series in which we explore the life and times of a toddler… “I WANT MEATBALLS!” This is how I was greeted one beautiful, recent Autumn morning, my eyes still heavy with sleep. There, writhing on the cold linoleum of our kitchen floor, my two year old – a beautiful and intelligent child – was … More Toddler Tales Vol. 1
Everyone who listens to metal music has a Gateway Band. Honestly anyone who listens to any style of music that doesn’t get constant mainstream media attention has a Gateway Band. That’s because you need to start somewhere. You need that one band/artist that makes you want to dig deeper into a certain style of music. … More AC/DC: The Gateway Band