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  • Metalcore is a popular genre but the best works come from bands who play underground scenes; free from negative genre cliches and label pressure to abide by them to turn a profit.

    Top 5 Unknown Metalcore Artists

    Top 5 Unknown Metalcore Artists

    by Jake Clawson0

  • Lemmy and company may be gone, but Motörhead's bad-ass musical legacy lives on. Here are 25 facts about the loudest band in the world.

    25 Fascinating Facts About Motörhead

    25 Fascinating Facts About Motörhead

    by Keith Abt1

  • 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.

    Loudness: Japanese Heavy Metal Icons

    Loudness: Japanese Heavy Metal Icons

    by Keith Abt9

  • Join me in exploring one of the best albums the melodeath genre has to offer. Influenced by Soilwork, but fused with its own elements, "The Isolation Game" is an original masterpiece of melody and aggression.

    Disarmonia Mundi—"The Isolation Game" Album Review

    Disarmonia Mundi—"The Isolation Game" Album Review

    by Jake Clawson0

  • This is the absolute best website to find facts about the band that are bizarre and true. Created by a fan for the enjoyment of fans. Including rare songs and an explanation of their origin.

    9 Interesting Facts About Alice in Chains

    9 Interesting Facts About Alice in Chains

    by Joseph Corney0

  • Before Body Count and Living Colour, there was Black Death, the first all-black heavy metal band. Their 1984 album is an over-the-top cult classic of indie metal mayhem. Bang Thy Head!

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Black Death (1984)

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Black Death (1984)

    by Keith Abt3

  • Explore the various early members and recordings made by Metallica, including music made by band members before they joined the band. Also, it includes facts that are overlooked and widely forgotten.

    Metallica Interesting Facts and Rarities

    Metallica Interesting Facts and Rarities

    by Joseph Corney0

  • "Visions" is the debut album by Carriage, a Virginia-based traditional heavy metal band inspired by Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Savatage, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath.

    Carriage, "Visions" Album Review

    Carriage, "Visions" Album Review

    by Keith Abt3

  • The musicians outdid themselves along with the excellent production, mixing and mastering done by Dave Otero, which brings out each instrument crystal clear. This album is in your face.

    Them—"Manor of the Se7en Gables"

    Them—"Manor of the Se7en Gables"

    by Wayne Noon2

  • What's a 'Hair Metal' song? Hair Metal is a genre of music inhabited by 1980s glam rock stars who spend as much or more time on hair & make-up than on writing their music. While being labeled a hair band definitely has negative connotations,...

    Best 80's Hair Metal Band Songs

    Best 80's Hair Metal Band Songs

    by DJ Funktual150

  • Any band that can stay active for more than 30 years has to have the right stuff. Thrash pioneers Testament's newest album is a rich and consistent reminder of what makes them top of their genre.

    Album Review: Testament 'Brotherhood of the Snake'

    Album Review: Testament 'Brotherhood of the Snake'

    by Adam Warner0

  • Sepultura was the first metal band from South America to make a splash on the world wide scene . Their 1991 album ARISE is still the high water mark by these Brazilian thrash/death metal masters.

    Sepultura's "Arise" -- Welcome to Their Jungle!

    Sepultura's "Arise" -- Welcome to Their Jungle!

    by Keith Abt10

  • Stygian Oath is a traditional heavy metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece that has just released their debut six-song EP through Stormspell Records.

    "Stygian Oath" EP Review

    "Stygian Oath" EP Review

    by Keith Abt1

  • 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.

    The Tale of Two Queensryches

    The Tale of Two Queensryches

    by Keith Abt100

  • "Battles" is a lengthy album, it could have easily been shaved down to 13 songs and been even stronger than it already is. Terrific album overall; classic In Flames.

    Album Review: In Flames "Battles"

    Album Review: In Flames "Battles"

    by Adam Warner0

  • "Live in Overhausen" is the latest live release from thrash metal legends OVERKILL. The band performed two of their most pivotal albums—"Feel The Fire" and "Horrorscope"—live in their entirety at a very special show in Germany in 2016.

    Overkill "Live in Overhausen" CD Review

    Overkill "Live in Overhausen" CD Review

    by Keith Abt0

  • Babylon A.D.'s debut album (1989) is one of the better "Hair Metal" albums of the late '80s. Unfortunately, the band arrived at the party too late to become one of the genre's big names.

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: "Babylon A.D."

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: "Babylon A.D."

    by Keith Abt8

  • 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.

    Triumph and Tragedy on Savatage's "Edge of Thorns"

    Triumph and Tragedy on Savatage's "Edge of Thorns"

    by Keith Abt11

  • Fronted by the legendary King Diamond, Denmark's Mercyful Fate combined haunting melodies and occult-themed lyrics to create an addictive blend of devilish metal that still has no equal.

    Mercyful Fate: Satan's Favorite Band

    Mercyful Fate: Satan's Favorite Band

    by Keith Abt1

  • STRYPER released their 12th studio album, entitled "God Damn Evil," in 2018. In honor of their 30+ years of rockin' for the Rock, here are 25 fascinating facts about these Christian metal pioneers.

    25 Fascinating Facts About Stryper

    25 Fascinating Facts About Stryper

    by Keith Abt1

  • Top 10 heavy metal Halloween songs. A personal selection of the ten best heavy metal or hard rock songs on a Halloween theme.

    Top Ten Heavy Metal Halloween Songs

    Top Ten Heavy Metal Halloween Songs

    by LouiseKirkpatrick19

  • A merciless thrash-metal assault old-school style. The Crucifier not only has grasp on the best elements of classic thrash, they know how to enhance them to forge their own unique sound.

    The Crucifier: Voices in My Head Review

    The Crucifier: Voices in My Head Review

    by Jake Clawson0

  • From classic rock through to thrash, power, speed, and even melodic death metal, fired from the axes of these Germanic hordes of hard licks and loud guitars. The best of German Heavy Rock.

    The Best of German Heavy Rock: 20 Teutonic Titans

    The Best of German Heavy Rock: 20 Teutonic Titans

    by Shinkicker0

  • You already know the songs. You know about the crazy outfits, the hair, the big stages, the lights, the dry ice and the blink-and-you-missed-it edits. But did you ever notice all of the spinning?

    Top 5 '80s Hair Metal Band Spinning MTV Music Videos

    Top 5 '80s Hair Metal Band Spinning MTV Music Videos

    by Steve Witschel0

  • The album Thy Kingdom Gone is the solid 2008 album by German Gothic rock Flowing Tears. Helen Vogt's voice has more power and the album is more melodic but it still cannot match 2004's Razorbliss.

    Review of "Thy Kingdom Gone" by Flowing Tears

    Review of "Thy Kingdom Gone" by Flowing Tears

    by Ara Vahanian0

  • Time is Up is the second full-length album by Denver Colorado thrash metal band Havok. Heavy metal fans should give these guys a chance! This 2011 album is a gem!

    A Review of Havok's "Time Is Up"

    A Review of Havok's "Time Is Up"

    by Ara Vahanian0

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