Something about this time of year always makes my tastes turn to the heavy. On my stereo, Black Sabbath albums shift into heavy rotation. Last night, I watched "Until the Light Takes Us," a film about Norwegian black metal bands.
I'm sure I'm not alone. Throughout my time covering music at the Daily Press, the area's metal scene has been steadily, abrasively robust. Even as national interest in
Southeast Virginia and hard-hitting, screaming metal just seem to be a natural match.
William "Kyzer" Cooper -- previously singer with the
Cooper said that a recent Mindset reunion attracted a capacity crowd. He's also excited by his label's new release by the Virginia Beach band Pestilence Choir. "It's sort of like
According to its Facebook page, the band consists of drummer Alex Hero,
The Division, another Sacrifice Records band, is based in Poquoson. Formed in 2003, the band is made up of guitarist and vocalist Robert Gernert, bassist and vocalist Charles Gernert and drummer Keith Gibbs, according to the group's Reverbnation site. It released the disc "Embrace" in 2010.