Metal

To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.27.18
To Hell And Back

You'll Never Listen to All the Music You Want to Hear Before You Die

We'll never fully catch up, so settle in with new albums from Bosse-de-Nage and Dödsrit, and new tunes from Tragedy, Ancst, and Pallbearer.
Kim Kelly
9.14.18
To Hell And Back

The Angry, Healing Records I Revisit When Everything Feels Broken

Reflections on the healing power of old abrasive favorites, plus new tunes from Twilight Fauna, Lifeless Dark, Lindow Moss, Sick Shit, and more.
Kim Kelly
7.20.18
Metalhead

Hard Rock Is Good, Hard Rock Is Bad, Hard Rock Is Forever

As extreme metal ascends, bands like Seether, Wednesday 13, and Black Map are still out there playing turn-of-the-century hard rock to a hardcore faithful.
Christopher Krovatin
7.11.18
Zealandia

Meet the Teen Metalheads Saving the Maori Language Through Thrash

A new episode of Zealandia meets Alien Weaponry, three teen metalheads raging against colonialism.
Shaad D’Souza
7.4.18
Premieres

Stream Grinding Sludge Fiends Secret Cutter's Ferocious New Album

Listen to 'Quantum Eraser,' the Pennsylvania trio's highly anticipated (and absurdly heavy) sophomore LP.
Kim Kelly
7.3.18
To Hell And Back

Here Are 10 Dope Metal Bands Because the World Is on Fire

I'm exhausted post-#OccupyICENYC and don't have much to say, so let bands like Black Tusk, Dakhma, and Skeleton soundtrack your own revolt.
Kim Kelly
6.28.18
Metalhead

Why Vinnie Paul's Fun-Loving Legacy Is So Important to Metal

The former Pantera drummer may be gone, but he left an indelible mark on metal's culture and attitude.
Christopher Krovatin
6.28.18
Premieres

Night Verses' 'From the Gallery of Sleep' Is Like Prog-Metal Salvador Dalí

The L.A. trio venture into uncharted realms of arrangement and hyper-technical playing on their new album, so we talked to them about embracing their eclectic influences and the nature of dreams.
Daniel G. Wilson
6.27.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Hodor Rock Out with Megadeth Backstage

'Game of Thrones' actor Kristian Nairn hung out and jammed with Dave Mustaine and co. at Hellfest in France.
Phil Witmer
6.26.18
To Hell And Back

There's No Room In Metal for Racists, Abusers, and Bigots

A meditation on enabling oppression, As I Lay Dying, Emperor, and taking accountability for one's own mistakes (plus some sweet new metal tunes).
Kim Kelly
6.22.18
Interviews

Khemmis Is Taking a Big Leap Toward Modern Metal Greatness

With the release of its third full-length, 'Desolation,' the Colorado doom outfit has found its footing and developed a powerful sound of their own.
Cody Davis
6.22.18