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Catch Arctic Monkeys, Destroy Lonely and more on tour

This is Tour Guide, a weekly recap of the concert news fans don’t want to miss. From Arctic Monkeys to Destroy Lonely, check out who’s coming to a city near you.

Inside the next wave of British heavy metal

The British are coming? Nah, they never really went away. Whether it be the prototypical likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, game-changing extremists Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Carcass or more recent globe-straddling champions such as Architects, Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria, there’s scarcely been a moment since Tony Iommi […]

SETYØURSAILS' Jules Mitch on fusing metal and melody on 'Nightfall'

SETYØURSAILS have released their new album Nightfall via Napalm Records. Coming from Cologne, Germany, SETYØURSAILS have crafted a unique sound that synthesizes elements of hardcore, old school metal, melodic rock and more. Drawing from across the rock spectrum, lead singer Jules Mitch cites a wide range of artists from Paramore to Korn as musical influences. […]

15 metal artists who went solo and blew audiences away even more

Whether it’s a less than amicable split with their former band or an unfulfilled urge to pursue a different path of musical creativity, the biggest names in the metal world have tried going solo at one point. However, it takes a certain caliber of artist to hold up a career under their name alone, whether […]

These 15 classic albums made 1996 a crucial year in punk history

1996: President Bill Clinton was squaring off against Kansas Sen. Bob Dole in a successful bid for a second term in the White House. On April 3, former math professor Ted Kaczynski was arrested in his remote Montana cabin, suspected (correctly, it turns out) to be American domestic terrorist the Unabomber. Conservative public policy bulwark […]

Hit Like A Girl opens 2021 drumming contest voting—here’s how to support

Public voting has opened for the 2021 Hit Like A Girl contest. Each year, the international contest returns to promote the visibility of female drummers and percussionists. Supporters can now cast votes for their favorite contestants. They can submit one vote per person per day through April 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST by logging in […]

Rock Hall plans to hold in-person 2021 induction ceremony at a new venue

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony made a lot of changes. After postponing the initial ceremony, the event went virtual. As well, Rock Hall eliminated all scheduled performances. Now, it looks like the Rock Hall will host an induction ceremony later this year. However, the Rock […]

KISS and Iron Maiden to headline Download 2022 after 2021 cancellation

Ticketholders for Download Festival have been hit with some bad news. Due to England’s new plans to ease out of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 festival is no longer able to take place. However, Download organizers have confirmed the festival will be back next year and have already announced the 2022 headliners. Read more: Avenged Sevenfold […]

This new study shows listening to heavy metal is good for your health

It’s no secret most of us often turn to music to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and escape life’s demands. For all of you metalheads out there, that means rocking out to bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath and Pantera. However, a new study has reportedly found that blasting heavy metal music may be […]

Dave Grohl knows who he wants to induct Foo Fighters into the Rock Hall

Dave Grohl didn’t take long to comment about who he’d like to induct Foo Fighters into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His band joined an impressive list of nominees Feb. 10, and the former Nirvana drummer had a lot to say about the prospect of entering the Hall. Read more: The 2021 Rock […]

The 2021 Rock Hall nominations have sparked that genre debate again

On Wednesday, the 16 artists nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year were finally announced. Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, JAY-Z, Tina Turner and Rage Against The Machine are among the acts nominated this year. Now, it looks like the nominations have sparked that debate about what is considered […]

Foo Fighters and RATM among 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The list of talented artists nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year has finally been announced. Among the 2021 nominees are Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush, Tina Turner and Mary J. Blige among others. Read more: Halsey channels ‘Mean Girls’ for her new […]

24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back

Being in a band ain’t easy. You’ve got many creative personalities in a massive tug of war. Oh yeah, then you have to live with each other and those decisions on the road for months on end. Lineup changes aren’t uncommon, though a vocalist switch-up has the possibility to be the most debilitating. Some bands […]

The Ultimate Metal Gift Guide: 19 holiday present ideas for metalheads

Metal fans, rejoice! We know that the holidays may not have the dark vibe you usually appreciate, but asking for the perfect gift has never been easier. While gift cards are always appreciated, nothing beats the feeling of seeing the exact item you asked for waiting underneath the tree. Shop our picks for you or […]

Chris Carrabba is stoked for new Chamberlain music and here's why

Anybody who claims to be well-versed in emo culture knows how crucial Chamberlain are to the genre. The Indianapolis, Indiana, outfit started as Split Lip, a hardcore band with bigger musical visions than their contemporaries. Their desire to add everything from melodic singing to acoustic guitars helped build the foundation of the post-hardcore genre. After […]

30 metal bands who pioneered heavy music in Latin America

Heavy metal is most often viewed as a Westernized genre of music. While bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden get their fair share of credit for creating the genre, others in different parts of the world are overlooked. Latin metal in particular has a long and fruitful history that largely gets […]

These 10 SST Records releases defined ’80s punk and beyond

These 10 albums represent SST Records’ greatest achievements. Greg Ginn began Solid State Tuners at age 12 as a mail-order electronics business still thriving in his early adulthood. In 1978, when pioneering California indie label Bomp! Records dragged its heels releasing Nervous Breakdown, the debut EP from his punk band Black Flag, Ginn figured he […]

Here are 10 bands that punks and metalheads can totally bond over

A long, long time ago, before there was “the scene” and the sonic buffet of Warped Tour there was… division. The punks deemed metal as boring and slow. Metal’s return fire was that the bands couldn’t play and the whole genre was “not music.” Fortunately we live in 2020 and that schism isn’t as entrenched […]

QUIZ: Which iconic mid-2000s vocalist are you?

It’s been over a decade since artists such as Paramore and Fall Out Boy first graced us with their pop-punk contributions. While many of our favorites are still going strong, those early days always hold a special place in our hearts. Anyone around during the mid-2000s (or invested enough to revisit it online) knows how […]

Here’s how Nirvana ended up playing football with Chippendales strippers

Before Kurt Cobain‘s sudden death in April 1994, Nirvana shared some wild times throughout their career. Now, former rock promoter David McLean has revealed how Nirvana ended up playing football against Chippendales strippers during their 1991 tour. Read more: There’s a Captain America goof in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ you likely missed McLean first started in the […]
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