Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, was released in 1983. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
Formed in 1981, Loudness is the best known Heavy Metal band from Japan. They're mainly remembered in the U.S. for their hit "Crazy Nights," from 1985's Thunder in the East album.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or styles very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
On 1993's "Edge of Thorns," progressive metal titans Savatage replaced longtime screamer Jon Oliva with new vocalist Zak Stevens. The result was one of the finest albums of their long career.
On 1997's "Shadowlife," '80s rockers Dokken tried adapting to the '90s rock sound. It didn't go over well at the time, but how does it sound years later?
"Queen of the Hill" is the second full length release from Kairos, a traditional heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden.
"Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band" is the debut album from metal mash-up maestros Beatallica, released in 2007.
"Dead Winter Dead," released in 1995, was Savatage's ninth studio album and second Rock Opera. It's best known for the track "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)," which inspired the massively popular Trans-Siberian Orchestra project.
These Swedish sleaze merchants morphed from a generic glam-to-the-max band into a high tech, industrial-rock combo over the course of their three studio albums.
Crow's Flight is a melodic power metal band from Finland who released their second full-length album, "The Storm," in October of 2019.
Warrant sensed change in the air as the Grunge Decade began, so they tried to toughen up their sound with 1992's "Dog Eat Dog" album. Was the experiment successful?
Female vocalists continue to excel in the heavy metal genre. Their broad vocal ranges mesmerize audiences around the globe. This article showcases the very best female heavy metal singers of all time.
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
Haunted by Silhouettes is a melodic death metal band from Trondheim, Norway, whose second full-length album, "The Last Day on Earth," was released in October of 2019.
"Haunted Symphony" is the debut EP by Timeless Haunt, a spooky theatrical metal band from the Eastern U.S.
Queensryche's split with original vocalist Geoff Tate was one of the most bizarre rock dramas in recent memory. Let's find out how it all went down and how it was resolved.