A relatively new crop of bands bring metal to new levels of extremity.
The oldest form of heavy metal has not gotten any cheerier.
Non-stop head banging guaranteed.
A melding of electronic menace and heavy metal aggression brings metal into the future.
The fretboard gets torn up in ways never before thought possible.
The monster man former Misfits guitarist takes off in an even darker and more brutal direction.
Famed Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is where he should have been year ago, fronting his own band.
A look back at the characters of possibly the greatest cultural phenomenon of the last 100 years.
Metal gets even more experimental
The worlds of fantasy and metal collide like never before.
Heavy metal meets old world tradition to form something truly incredible.
One of the progenitors of punk rock and one of the biggest names in rock today. Are they more similar than we think?
Heavy Metal becomes even more epic than could have ever been imagined.
The phenomenon of heavy metal fusions gets another even darker entry.
Heavy Metal and Hardcore Punk collide in one of the newest heavy metal assaults.
The legendary actor from the Lord of the Rings, The Wicker Man, and Dracula becomes the oldest performer in heavy metal, with epic results.
Rap Metal gets upgraded and down tuned.
Two of the most controversial musical forms collide.
Thrash takes an even more brutal turn in the hot and humid land of Florida.
One of, if not the most important punk rock album of all time, examined track by track.
An examination of two of the biggest names in German classic metal.
The prettiest yet sleaziest movement in rock for a long time to come.
Some thoughts on one of the most well known authors alive today.
A new brand of heavy metal seemingly out to take the music to every extreme imaginable rears it's corpse paint clad head from one of the most seemingly peaceful countries in the world.
Every guitarist will tell you looks aren't everything. It can certainly add to the appeal though.
Shortly after thrash saw it's genesis in America, a new darker, faster, and even more evil brand of metal began to make itself known.
Which albums had the most impact on punk rock as we know it today?
As the psychedelic rock of the 60s was dieing out and the heavier rock of the early 70s were beginning to become bloated and out of touch or falling into a spiral of drug abuse, something new arrived.
For those not really sure what to expect what heavy metal sounds like or just wanting to experience the genesis of heavy metal, here are some places to start.
America's first big entry into the metal zeitgeist leaves a brutal path on the face of music the world over.
As the hard rock and early metal acts of the 70s began to come to the end of their roads, a new even more powerful form of metal was beginning in the UK.
If you're curious about looking into heavy metal music but are not quite sure where to start, hopefully this will provide some insight.