Andrew Earles

My writing on metal and heavy music…

This page collects a good bit of my writing on metal and other heavy forms of rock music. Enjoy. Most of the links are followed by a short description of what I wrote, and it should be noted that even though this page does feature recent work, it also spans the last 12 – 13 years and is NOT arranged in chronological order.

LET’S START THINGS OFF WITH SOME OF MY METAL-RELATED CONTRIBUTIONS TO SEVERAL BOOKS…BECAUSE THEY SEEM TO BELONG AT THE FRONT OF THE LIST.

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: An Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time

A chapter I wrote on the Presence LP

AC/DC High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History

My chapter covering the Flick of the Switch album

A chapter I wrote about the Fly On The Wall LP

QUEEN: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock

My chapter on Queen II is not available on Google Books, but here’s my bio-blurb in the masthead of this massive, coffee-table tome

 

DECIBEL MAGAZINE

I wrote a few album reviews plus a live review for issues #2 and #3 of Decibel Magazine. I cannot locate them online.

SPIN MAGAZINE

http://www.spin.com/#reviews/melvins-nude-boots-ipecac

My review of Melvins’ Nude With Boots

http://www.spin.com/#reviews/dillinger-escape-plan-ire-works-relapse

A “focus” review (slightly longer…was a sidebar or boxed in the review section of the magazine) of Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ire Works album

http://www.spin.com/#reviews/every-time-i-die-big-dirty-ferret

…and a review of Every Time I Die’s Big Dirty LP

THE WASHINGTON CITY PAPER

http://65.79.227.222/articles/33506/sacrament

A lead-review of Lamb of God’s Sacrament album…

PASTE MAGAZINE

http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/7100/feature/music/band_of_the_week_torche

Feature about Torche that I wrote under the influence of their masterpiece, Meanderthal

DUSTED MAGAZINE

http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7068

Description: Long-form review of Unsane’s Wreck album…

Additionally, these long-form reviews should go live during the last week of July or first week of August 2012:

Kylesa -  To Walk A Middle Course LP REISSUE (Alternative Tentacles)

Kylesa – Time Will Fuse Its Worth LP REISSUE (Alternative Tentacles)

Locrian – The Clearing and the Final Epoch 2CD (Relapse Records)

STILL SINGLE

(I’ve written hundreds of reviews for this site since May of 2009. The links that follow provide a cursory selection of more recent or especially-favored writing on metal, noise-rock or heavy music releases)

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/20721634220/northern-liberties-glowing-brain-garden-lp

Review: Northern Liberties Glowing Brain LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/24879334049/venomous-maximus-the-mission-12-ep-cutthroat

Review: Venomous Maximus The Mission 12″

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/819803984/innumerable-forms-dark-worship-7-ep-hell

Review: Innumerable Forms

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/24312189187/ferocious-fucking-teeth-s-t-lp-safety-meeting

Review: Fierce Fucking Teeth s/t LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/14437844935/anthrax-fight-em-til-you-cant-b-w-the-devil-you

Review: Anthrax “Fight ‘Em ’til You Can’t” b/w “The Devil In You” 7″

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/21765209603/geffika-skimask-split-lp-sophomore-lounge

Review: Geffika / Skimask split LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/21765180830/hey-colossus-dominant-male-lp-clan-destine

Review: Hey Colossus Dominant Male LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/20721926169/erode-and-disappear-scythian-lamb-lp-self-released

Review: Erode and Disappear Scythian Lamb LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/15712083934/bitch-magnet-discography-3xlp-temporary-residence

Review: Bitch Magnet Discography 3xLP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/15711885060/mastodon-the-hunter-2xlp-reprise-warner-bros

Review: Mastodon The Hunter deluxe 2LP version

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/20721721900/locrian-the-clearing-lp-fan-death

Review: Locrian The Clearing LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/20721175116/wildildlife-give-in-to-live-lp-volcom-entertainment

Review: Wildildlife Give In To Live In LP

http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/14499060790/ambassador-gun-promise-of-rest-b-w-dynasty-7

Review: Ambassador Gun 7″

THE BALTIMORE CITY PAPER

http://www2.citypaper.com/music/story.asp?id=10090

Description: Feature on Unsane and Pig Destroyer….

THE MEMPHIS FLYER

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/for-those-about-to-rock/Content?oid=1106006

Description: Feature about the first and last “Memphis Metal Feast” from 2001 that ran in The Memphis Flyer.

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/kreator-featanduumlre/Content?oid=1109908

Description: A Kreator interview/feature/profile. Please keep in mind that I did not write the sub-head…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/only-the-strong-survive/Content?oid=1111610

Description: Primarily a feature about Neil Hamburger. I opened this show with my very first venture into the realm of stand-up comedy (in drag as a fake suburban housewife giving stand-up a “go”…I was billed as “Cookie Cunningham”…).

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/get-loud/Content?oid=1113205

Description: A feature on Dead Meadow…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/back-to-the-future/Content?oid=1114300

Description: Older feature on Mastodon…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/metal-health/Content?oid=1115634

Description: Feature on High on Fire…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/seeing-the-unlight/Content?oid=1105280

Description: Feature on Epoch of Unlight…one of Memphis’ metal hopes….

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/on-the-road-again/Content?oid=1125395

Description: One of the many features I wrote about the Dinosaur Jr reunion of 2006…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/flashback/Content?oid=1131331

Description: Feature on the re-formed Blue Cheer…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/conqueror-jesu/Content?oid=1134257

Description: Jesu review…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/aargh/Content?oid=1134852

Description: (again, please note that I do not title or sub-head my pieces for this publication) A feature on Lamb of God and Gojira…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/rebirth/Content?oid=1136454

Description: Feature on Birds of Avalon…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/to-the-extreme/Content?oid=1140689

Description: Feature on Dying Fetus and Skeletonwitch. Ok, I realize you probably get the point by now or already know this, but I have nothing to do with titles or sub-heads for this or many other publications I’ve written for.

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/homeless-dregs/Content?oid=1142226

Description: Feature on the state of heavy music venues in Memphis (hint: it wasn’t good…nor is it good now)

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/metal-health/Content?oid=1142871

Description: Feature on Pelican. Sub-head: Not mine…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/four-cornered-night/Content?oid=1143771

Description: Feature covering Hate Eternal, Skeletonwitch, Soilent Green and Toxic Holocaust.

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/trouble-in-mind/Content?oid=1145590

Description: Feature on Trouble (the band)…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/hold-steady/Content?oid=1438794

Description: Not a feature about The Hold Steady. This is a feature on Today Is The Day…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/acdcs-big-score/Content?oid=1439578

Description: A feature about the craziness of AC/DC’s Black Ice album…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/doing-the-math/Content?oid=1439660

Description: Feature on Don Cab…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/doing-the-math/Content?oid=1439660

Description: Feature on Nebula…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/they-come-in-peace/Content?oid=1992106

Description: Feature on Megadeth, with a hilarious mistake corrected via the comments section…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/to-the-core/Content?oid=2090266

Description: Feature on Mastodon + others. Comments section reveals a reader that wants me to commit suicide.

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/hot-and-heavy/Content?oid=2222562

Description: Feature on Black Cobra…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/turn-it-up/Content?oid=2593500

Description: Feature on local heavy label, Good For Nothing Records + Memphis Hates You collective…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/buzzoven-at-the-hi-tone-caf/Content?oid=2604840

Description: Feature on Buzzoven…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/final-countdown/Content?oid=2617924

Description: Feature on Haste the Day…

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/headbangers-holiday/Content?oid=3088708

Description: My unique take on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra…

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