The Story of Indigo Ranch, the Improbably Beautiful Birthplace of Nu Metal
For six years, a 60-acre ranch in Malibu reverberated with some of the harshest music ever put to tape. Then it all burned to the ground.
Which Beef is This Week's Worst Beef?
We ranked the beeves.
Alex Robert Ross
Chad Kroeger Is Beefing With Corey Taylor, What a Time to Be Alive
"How good can your music be if you've got to beat each other up on stage, throw up in your own masks every night?"
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Post-Dentist Slipknot Fan: “Oh My God, My Life Is Perfect!”
"I HAVE A MOM? OH MY GOD!"
The Midwestern Doom of Aseethe
Stream the Iowa heavyweights' Thrill Jockey debut, 'Hopes of Failure, and read Brian Barr's thoughts on hardcore, riffs, and Slipknot
The U.S. Department of Defense Hates Butt-Rock, Apparently
Korn, Nickelback, and Creed were classified as "Terrible Rock Groups" in an internal memo.
Reign in Opinions: Why Metal Celebrities’ Political Social Media Posts Matter
When artists like Kirk Hammett, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, and Otep Shamaya speak out against fascism, it's an agent for change and a wake-up call to apolitical metalheads
15 Years of 'Iowa': How Slipknot Purged Themselves to Create a Masterpiece of Suffering
As a relatively well-behaved youth from suburban England, I’m not sure why the lyric “I want to slit your throat and fuck the wound" spoke to me, but it did.
The Greatest Things Of All Time
We Reimagined the Logos of Your Favorite Bands
More than ever, success in the music biz requires a savvy sense of branding, so we tweaked some band logos to be more suited for the era at hand.
Longreads Or Whatever
Beyond LinkinBall Z: The History of the Anime Music Video
They tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, what do AMVs really matter?
Objectively Correct Lists
12 Bad Albums That Got You into Good Bands
You don't always find a band through their classic album. Sometimes you discover them through their dud.
The Best Photos From Heavy Montréal
The praised heavy music festival returned for its seventh year.
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