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By Shane Goodman Publisher/Editor

Bring on the metal

December may be reserved for Santa Claus. And May does bring flowers. But October is custom made for heavy metal music, and Des Moines will see — and hear — its share. Some say that the month of October and heavy metal are a match made in, well, hell. They are right. You won’t be hearing any Air Supply or Carpenters songs from the bands playing here in October. Expect the music to be loud and hard from thrashers like Dethklok, Mastodon, Lamb of God, GWAR, Soulfly, Cattle Decapitation, Mutiny Within, Jucifer and others.

When AC/DC announced the postponement of its October concert in Des Moines, many metal fans were left disappointed. But although AC/DC may have “shook” you all night long, these bands will have you quaking in your boots for the entire month. You have our word on it.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Jared Curtis interviews several members of the bands that are scheduled to play this month, sharing amusing and awkwardly entertaining quotes from those who live the rock life. If you love metal, you will enjoy their stories, their sound and that never-ending ring in your ears.

Thanks for reading. CV


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