Iowa‘s most daunted may have pushed themselves to the limit on their latest death-metal opus, but the gauntlet isn‘t over until the last metal heretic has fallen. Phil Freeman gets it right.
Are Jack Black and Kyle Gass the Jivin‘ and Carbuncle for Generation Y? Are they the Wisely Brothers for a new generation of apathetic youth? Maybe, as Greg Heller finds out, they‘re just funny as hell.
Bay Area punks AFI look as hard as they rock.
JIMMY EAT WORLD
When the record business threatened to destroy their band, Mesa, Arizona‘s most emo took control of the situation-with a little help from their fans.
SPECIAL! TAPE ME HOME!
It‘s A.P.‘s guide to home recording with product spotlights on the coolest new gear, along with testimonials and advice from DJ Swamp, Richie Hawtin, Bad Religion‘s Brett Gurewitz and former Nine Inch Nails drummer/programmer Chris "tweaker" Vrenna.
The harder you rock, the closer you get to God. South San Diego‘s nü-metal soldiers‘ commitment to both the Lord and the rock remain steadfast.
NEW RELEASES LISTING
Maverick electronic duo Coil make their American debut; building muscle tone and burning calories the punk-rock way; Roll Tape catches Flickerstick on the Run; underground publishing bastion Factsheet 5 returns; along with gossip, minutiae, conjecture and the News Desk‘s favorite Halloween mix disc.
Now Showing looks at the newest stuff on the silver screen, as well as fresh DVDs; Close-Up focuses in on Giovanni Ribisi, who‘s part of Old Father Hubbard‘s tended flock.
Adema want you to follow their music, not their lineage; bang your head off of Bellvue; witness the expansion of Quasi; get all electro with the Faint. And there‘s always something for everyone in our Lowdown chart.
Look smarter than you really are with the Booty Literacy Special. (That means "books," by the way.)
Reviews this issue of new releases by Garbage, Groove Armada, Mixmaster Mike, the Velvet Underground, the Strokes, cEVIN Key, Sense Field, New Order, b Rucker and many more; Self-Analysis gets an earful from British shoegazer survivors Curve and noisy hip-hop iconoclasts Techno Animal; Origins Of Cool hails the political/musical import of ‘80s American punks Dead Kennedys; plus, Reissue Redux.
SNAG THE SWAG!
Every month we get you cool stuff, and, unlike Santa Claus, we couldn‘t care less how you behave all year.
10 ESSENTIAL GOTH ALBUMS
We separate the real deals from the (ahem) pale imitators among the black-garbed and sinister set.
The Alternative Press staff would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of the victims of last week‘s terrorist attacks. In light of recent events, A.P. would like to comment on the upcoming November issue of our magazine. Some of the photos of Slipknot, November‘s cover artist, display the words "Kill" and "Let‘s Have A War." The text and images of the cover story are by no means representative of A.P.‘s views of the world‘s current political climate. Production occurs at least two months before each issue, therefore the editorial and photos of issue #160 coinciding with the recent tragic events are completely coincidental.
Peace and Hope,
Alternative Press Magazine, Inc.