Any examination into heavy metal in Asheville runs into the inevitable gray area of what metal music is. And while this variety makes it difficult at times to tell who fits in where, one uniting and striking quality of Asheville’s metal scene is the joy its players take in their craft, regardless of material success.
AshevilleFM station co-manager and heavy metal aficionado Kim Roney checks out two hard rocking shows in two days. Here’s her report on Mastodon, Forty Furies and why metal moms rule.
The Swedish hard rock quartet plays The Orange Peel on Tuesday, Jan. 29, with The Shrine. 8 p.m., $14 in advance or $16 day of show.
If you’ve ever been to The Get Down, then you know the West Asheville dive is no stranger to metal (of all sorts). Tonight, things take a dark turn as Chapel Hill’s Black Skies brings its swirling, psychedelic blend of heavy metals to the stage.
Weedeater, ASG and Cough share the back stage on Wednesday, April 18.