Tales of Heroic Bravery

Shouts to the Guy Who Swam Back to a Slayer Show After Being Kicked Out

As documented by Anthrax's Scott Ian, the man was unsuccessful in returning to the thrash legends' recent Toronto concert, but his persistence is an inspiration.
Phil Witmer
TV Week

A Brief History of Metal Bands Crashing TV Shows

From Anthrax to Mastodon to, uh, Anthrax again, here are the best metal appearances on television.
Christopher Krovatin
Internet Exploring

Anthrax's Scott Ian Remembers Metallica's "Orion" in Reissue Essay

"Seriously, did they find a bottle of Beethoven pills?"
Phil Witmer

The Deep Connection Between 'Twin Peaks' and Heavy Metal

From Big Four thrash to Finnish death/doom, Laura Palmer's ghost has provided inspiration for a wide variety of metal tributes.
Clay Marshall

In 2016, 80s Thrash Metal Still Reigned

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, Testament's Chuck Billy, and Death Angel's Rob Cavestany explain why killing is still their business... and why business is still good.
Jeff Treppel
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante Ranks the Thrash Legends' Eleven Albums

The drummer for these Big Four thrash metal gods sifts through their extensive discography, and declares a favorite.
Cam Lindsay

Meet Freddy Lim, Taiwan's Heavy Metal Politician

The frontman of long-running Taiwanese metal band Chthonic is running for Parliament with his newly-formed political party.
Nelson Moura & Athena Chen
brief histories

When Nerds Collide: A Brief History of Metal and Comics

From 'Heavy Metal' to Ghoul, the strong connection between comics and metal comes down to fandom—and the power of genre.
Jeff Treppel

Exploring the Roots of the Mid-80s Metal/Punk Crossover With Kerry King, Scott Ian, and Gary Holt

Members of Slayer, Anthrax, and Exodus take us back to the mid-Eighties, when Discharge worship, circle pits, and skinhead brawls defined the metal/punk crossover.
David Konow
What I Learned About Style…

What I Learned About Style From Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise

Bucket hats, Megadeth bikinis, and muumuus.
Kim Kelly
we saw this

Scenes from Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise: Butts, Body Paint, and Bellyflops (NSFW, Obviously)

Photographer Melissa Castro hit the pool deck to document all the wet, wonderful weirdness that goes down when you put a thousand metalheads on a cruise ship.
Kim Kelly
we saw this

I Survived Motörhead's Motörboat Cruise

Metal, karaoke, and belly flops under the blazing Caribbean sun.
Kim Kelly