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Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
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 down-tuned his guitar and changed music
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
Nov. 20, 1980, after-dinner hour: England’s eyes were focused on Top Of The Pops, BBC’s long-running pop program, as they had every Thursday evening since the first day of 1964. In the middle of the rundown of the U.K.’s 30 best-selling singles appeared this apparition, resembling black leather Visigoths from a Hell’s Angels fever dream. The mixed scent of Mar...
15 metal artists who went solo and blew audiences away even more
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 it’s a long-term departure from their status quo or a temporary break to fill a career gap. M
10 musicians who used weird samples in their songs without you knowing it
10 musicians who used weird samples in their songs without you knowing it
Sometimes, the best music doesn’t come purely from guitars, basses, drums and so forth. There are instances where the coolest sounds that make or break a track come from everyday objects, voices of strangers and more.  Recording technology has come a long way from the old days, where if you wanted a weird sound, you had to do it yourself, such as when Judas Priest smashed bottles for “Breaking The
10 underrated ’90s lead singers who stepped in when another vocalist left
10 underrated ’90s lead singers who stepped in when another vocalist left
Replacing an original band member is never a fun experience, and there’s surely no role more difficult to fill than that of the lead singer. There have been exceptions to the rule, in the sense that the band went on to continue being successful (think Sammy Hagar in Van Halen), but there have also been more than enough singers who replaced the original and didn’t get the credit he or she deserved.
24 metal and metalcore bands who changed vocalists and then switched back
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 h...
QUIZ: Which color should you dye your hair based on your music taste?
QUIZ: Which color should you dye your hair based on your music taste?
For everyone in the scene, changing your hair color and style is a fact of life. It’s as commonplace as wanting to express yourself through tattoos, piercings, makeup and nails. There are so many options for achieving the perfect emo look, whether you like spray-on dye or semi-permanent color from Hayley Williams’ Good Dye Young brand.  Read mor...
10 things you probably didn’t know about My Chemical Romance’s ‘Danger Days’
10 things you probably didn’t know about My Chemical Romance’s ‘Danger Days’
It’s been an entire decade since the Killjoys first made some noise on 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys. The aftermath is secondary, ultimately legendary and a timely reminder that My Chemical Romance can turn their hands to any far-fetched concept and produce a timeless, genre-defining album in the process. For eve...
20 scene closing album tracks that you should always skip to first
20 scene closing album tracks that you should always skip to first
Sometimes you have to finish before you start. While streaming and playlists have killed the album experience for some, there are plenty of other music fans who still clamor for the full record. The bands below found creative and inspiring ways to end their LPs with a song so strong, it remains the perfect closing statement to their batch of standout tracks...
Ozzy Osbourne announces final tour’s rescheduled dates with Judas Priest
Ozzy Osbourne announces final tour’s rescheduled dates with Judas Priest
Back in 2019, Ozzy Osbourne was forced to postpone his No More Tours 2 European and U.K. run with Judas Priest due to his ongoing health issues. Now, the Prince of Darkness has announced that the tour is rescheduled for 2022. Read more: It looks like we’ll be seeing Jared Leto as the Joker again after all Earlier last year, Osbourne delayed his farewell No More Tours 2 following injuries he receiv
Here’s how Lady Gaga reacted to Rob Halford joining her fans at a show
Here’s how Lady Gaga reacted to Rob Halford joining her fans at a show
In case you didn't know, Judas Priest's Rob Halford and Lady Gaga have been friends for years. Now, Halford has revealed how the two became friends and which Judas Priest and Lady Gaga songs he would love to perform with the Artpop star. Read more: No, Spirit Halloween didn’t really take over the Amoeba Music building Halford first found out that Gaga was a Judas Priest fan when he saw a photo of

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