Category Archives: Seek and Destroy

Live Video: Helms Alee

For just three people, Seattle metal trio Helms Alee make a big noise. Performing tracks off their third album Sleepwalking Sailors, they rocked the KEXP studios with their pounding rhythms, insistent vocals, and heavy guitar riffs. How do they do it? “We don’t use our heads, basically,” laughs drummer Hozoji Annie Matheson-Margullis (aka Hozi). WhateverRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Hannah Levin

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013. View all our DJ’s favorite albums here, and see what KEXP listeners voted for in our 2013 Top 90.3 Albums Countdown here. Hannah Levin’s 2013 Top Ten Albums artist album label Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork MatadorRead more...

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2013 Top Ten List Spotlight: Tanner Ellison

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2013, leading up to our 2013 90.3 Top Album Countdown! Tune in on Thursday, December 19th for KEXP’s One-Day Radio Rally as we countdown the top albums of the year, as voted on by KEXP listeners. Inquisition Tanner Ellison’s 2013Read more...

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KEXP’s Seek & Destroy Presents: Red Fang tonight at Showbox at the Market

Portland riff-brokers Red Fang recorded a crushing in-studio session for Seek & Destroy’s four-year anniversary on October 27, playing songs in from their new album, Whales & Leeches. You can watch the full performance below, and you can also catch them live at their S&D-sponsored, all-ages show at Showbox at the Market this Saturday, NovemberRead more...

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KEXP’s Seek & Destroy Welcomes Neurosis to the Showbox this Saturday

Aaron Beam, bassist for Portland’s Red Fang, once told me that he believed the long-standing punk-versus-metal dichotomy died when Metallica’s 1984 sophomore album Ride the Lightning came out. I believe he is correct, and the fact that Oakland, California’s Neurosis formed in 1985 only provides more evidence for that historical marker. Few bands with nearlyRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Hannah Levin

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012. You can see what our listeners voted for as their Top Albums of 2012 here. Father John Misty at KEXP, 5/7/12 // photo credit: Hilary Harris (more photos) Hannah’s 2012 Top Ten Albums Artist Album Label Godspeed You! BlackRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Tanner Ellison

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Live Video: Acrassicauda

In 2007, a group of young Iraqis achieved the impossible. After forming their country’s first and only heavy metal band -- during the regime of Saddam Hussein no less -- they persevered through invasion, war, exile, and more odds than any American band would ever face, to ultimately gain international recognition and become the subjectRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Tanner Ellison

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more...

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KEXP’s Seek & Destroy Hosts Very First Showcase!

This past Saturday, February 19, KEXP’s metal show Seek & Destroy took over the Sunset Tavern here in Seattle. Aside from a loyal flock of headbangers, hosts Hannah Levin and Tanner Ellison brought destruction with local act The Absolute Monarchs!, Argonaut and Red Fang. Hailed as a band to watch by Seattle Weekly, The AbsoluteRead more...

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