I have an expansive digital music library that was in absolute shambles thanks to iTunes metadata fuckery over the years. When the isolation period began in Texas I resolved that I’d use my free time to fix it file by file, folder by folder, and label by label so that it was accurate and correct. […]

My absolute favorite hardcore band (or post-hardcore/grindcore/mathcore) of all time, The Dillinger Escape Plan, are hanging up their strings after six albums, multiple EP releases, and nearly 20 years of fucking shit up. After I moved back to Texas in 2002, I was feeling especially disheartened by the drum & bass scene. Since I originally […]

This is quite the inspirational little short film about two friends, growing up as metalheads in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Rock on Unlocking The Truth! Check out more of The Avant/Garde Diaries. Unlocking The Truth – Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo.

Long before I discovered the rave, I was into heavy metal and industrial music. My early influences ran the gamut from Pantera to Slayer to Ministry to KMFDM and everything in between. Listening to those bands is a primary reason drum&bass drew me in…it was dark, heavy, loud and in my opinion it might be […]