Heavy Metal


Irish Metal Legends Primordial's New Album Is a Raw-Edged Epic

Stream the Dublin folk/black metal stalwarts urgent, grandiose new album, 'Exile Amongst the Ruins.'
Kim Kelly

Can You Still Be Metal If You Cut Your Hair?

Thoughts on nervously going where every metalhead fears to tread: the hair stylist.
Christopher Krovatin

With #KillTheKing, Heavy Metal Is Having Its #MeToo Moment

We spoke to the women behind a growing movement against misogyny and rape culture within the high-decibel music scene, and asked: can metal change?
Kim Kelly

The Enduring Humanity of Rob Halford, Metal God

The iconic Judas Priest frontman sat down with us to discuss the band's cracking new album, 'Firepower,' his love for Dolly Parton, and the continuing fight for equality.
Kim Kelly

The Metal Barbarian Dominates the Heroic Fantasies of Metalheads Everywhere

Vikings, Druids, and pirates were actually kind of lame, but the Metal Barbarian remains pure in its brutality.
Christopher Krovatin

How a Chef Named Demonstealer Became the King of Indian Metal

Demonic Resurrection's ultra-dedicated frontman tells us how he conquered adversity and became the enduring heart and soul of India's metal scene.
Akhil Sood
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Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Won't Tour Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis

Tipton won't be on the 'Firepower' tour, but he's not taking a break from making music with the heavy metal heroes.
Phil Witmer

Visigoth Is Leading a New Wave of American Traditional Metal

Stream the SLC hellraisers' new LP, 'Conqueror’s Oath' and explore how it fits into a greater wave of leather-clad heavy metal warriors keeping the old ways alive in 2018.
Sarah Kitteringham

Live Shows Were Killing My Love for Music

How taking a year off from late nights, loud bands, spilled beer, and forced conversations made me a better music fan.
Chris Krovatin
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The Guide to Getting into Metallica

With ten studio albums, a handful of official live releases, and an extensive reissue campaign well underway, it may seem a bit daunting to find a suitable entry point, so here are five.
Gary Suarez

Bruce Dickinson Has No Time for Bullshit

But the ironic Iron Maiden frontman, pilot, and now author of a new autobiography did have time to talk with us about writing, politics, and how much he wishes he could disappear sometimes.
Kim Kelly
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Mayhem Vocalist Dead Is Brought Back to Life Through a New Collection of His Letters

'Letters from the Dead' offers insight into the real Dead—a homesick Swedish kid obsessed with vampires and best known for his morbid role as the first Norwegian black metal casualty.
Andrea Bosetti