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Keeping Māori Culture Alive with Thrash Metal: Alien Weaponry — Noisey Meets

Making heavy metal inspired by ancient Māori battles has made teenage trio Alien Weaponry unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve New Zealand’s indigenous language.
Noisey Staff
9.12.18
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11 Lusciously Locked Metalheads Give Tips on How to Have a Glorious Mane

"Do you know what I would have been without my hair? A virgin."
Clara Krohn
9.7.18
Premieres

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
3.29.18
Metalhead

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
3.21.18
Interviews

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
3.16.18
Interviews

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
3.9.18
Metalhead

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
3.7.18
Interviews

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
3.6.18
Premieres

Sacred Leather Bring Vintage Heavy Metal Thunder on 'Ultimate Force'

Stream the Indianapolis leather warriors' soaring new spirit-of-1983 joint via Cruz Del Sur.
Cody Davis
2.19.18
Noisey News

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
2.12.18
Features

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
2.8.18
Op-Eds

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
1.12.18