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The secret to relaxation: angry rock music

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 2, 2023

Nothing is more cathartic than turning on loud music after a long and stressful day. I find that it’s pleasing to turn on some angry emo rock music to make my anger regarding classes, responsibilities,...

A large crowd pushes up against the small stage in The Naked Lounge.

Rockin’ seditious and sadistic exposure to hardcore

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 29, 2023

Don’t fall down, and don’t get kicked. These were the moshing tips being passed around the room to all of the punk and hard rock concert newbies. Three hardcore-type bands, Sedition, Exposure Therapy...

System of a Down Creative Commons (Kieran Krud Photography)

System of a Down releases new music for the first time in 15 years

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // November 20, 2020

The Armenian American metal band System of a Down has released two new songs, their first release since the two albums released in 2005, titled “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize.” The two new songs,...

Musician and YouTuber Poppy performs her strange tunes to a small venue in the Senator Theatre. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Poppy drags after AViVA pops at quirky Senator show

Rachael Bayuk // February 25, 2019
Poppy's opening act made an otherwise lack-luster show worth attending
Subcreature gets lost in their music. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Brazilian band brings ‘great energy’ to DownLo

Tom Sundgren // February 16, 2016
On Feb. 14 Brazil metal band Nervosa played with Paradise local bands Burial Grounds and The Deprived, along with San Jose's Subcreature.
Photo credit: The DownLo

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

December 10, 2015
On Dec. 12, a metal concert will take place at The DownLo to benefit the Sixth Street Youth Center and Toys for Tots.
The album cover for Scale The Summits latest release, V. Photo courtesy of Metal Injection.

Scale The Summit’s new album reaches new heights

Tom Sundgren // September 25, 2015
The four-piece instrumental progressive metal band, Scale The Summit, take a heavier and more sporadic approach in their fifth album titled "V".
Members of the band, Aberrance, (from left) Ed Vance, Jake Hollingsworth, David Hordienko, and Nick Rahming hang out with their retired tour van on Tuesday. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Aberrance members on crashing their van, new music and tour smells

Tom Sundgren // September 12, 2015
Paradise death metal four-piece, Aberrance, are no strangers to the community of Chico. Lead vocalist Ed Vance and guitarist Jake Hollingsworth describe their summer tour, surviving a major car accident and what the future holds for the band.
Guitarist Niclas Engelin and bassist Peter Iwers rattle the crowd with intense riffs and crushing tone. Photo credit: Jake Hutchison

In Flames brings destructive sound to Chico

Tom Sundgren // March 3, 2015
Sweden's famous metal band made their way to Senator Theatre last Saturday for a brutal performance.

KCSC Radio Metal DJ Q-and-A

Michael Quiring // April 17, 2014
The Orion sat down with radio metal DJ Koray Saglam for a Q-and-A session about his radio show and how he got involved with KCSC.
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