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Hollow Front release new animated video for collab with FFAK’s Ryan Kirby
Hollow Front release new animated video for collab with FFAK’s Ryan Kirby
Metalcore band Hollow Front shared a new anime-style video for their song “Falling Apart.” The new cut features Fit For A King’s Ryan Kirby and acts as the band’s commentary on modern society. The black-and-white music video shows what happens when humanity greedily destroys the world. It depicts those on top thr...
QUIZ: Which ’90s metal band are you the most like?
QUIZ: Which ’90s metal band are you the most like?
Some people claim that classic-rock juggernauts Led Zeppelin started the heavy metal genre. Other purists say that isn’t the case, and heavy metal owes everything to Black Sabbath (and Ozzy Fuckin’ Osbourne). Regardless of where you stand on the genealogy, the oft-lampooned genre hit its commercial peak in the ’90s, with albums from the Big Four moving more units than ever before and receiving amp
10 metal tracks that aren’t afraid to call out systemic racism
10 metal tracks that aren’t afraid to call out systemic racism
Heavy metal has long been a scene of tackling societal issues, and political stances are frequently taken by songwriters in the genre. While it’s undeniable that some have created issues, most notably the black-metal community’s tendency to lean into neo-Nazi ideals, countless musicians are working to confront systemic racism through their songs. Take a loo...
10 metal bands who use surprising instruments in their music
10 metal bands who use surprising instruments in their music
Metal, rock and punk bands are typically composed of a vocalist, drummer, bassist and one or two guitarists, but many acts have differentiated themselves from the crowd by including something different. Adding in a brass or woodwind instrument isn’t guaranteed to make a band into something good, but when a new element can be incorporated in a natural way, it can really make their sound pop off. Ta
Can you figure out what these death-metal band logos say?
Can you figure out what these death-metal band logos say?
Death-metal bands have long held the tradition of having nearly unreadable logos. Capturing scratchy, drippy, gore-obsessed designs, they immediately make you think, “What the hell does that say?” In the years since pioneers such as Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel or Deicide have crafted vile-looking logos that were semi-readable, death-metal bands have gone to the absolute extreme in their designs
10 metal bands who brought their aesthetic to comic books
10 metal bands who brought their aesthetic to comic books
Metal bands inarguably have the best aesthetic of any genre, with many musicians looking like characters in real life, so it’s not surprising many have their own comics. From the iconic space alien costumes of the GWAR musicians to Rob Zombie or Alice Cooper’s horror vibes, metal musicians achieve the perfect aesthetic for artists to bring to life in comic books.  Take a...
11 metal choruses that will be stuck in your head all day
11 metal choruses that will be stuck in your head all day
Choruses. You hear a lot about them in pop music and ever more radio-oriented rock, but what about metal? Here are 11 bands that bring forth the catchiness, be it through a traditional chorus or in their own unique way! Allegaeon – “Proponent For Sentience III - The Extermination” Through the mighty power invested in Soilwork frontman Björn "Speed" Strid, and the musicality of Allegaeon,
7 un-metal projects from well-known metal musicians
Despite the stereotype of a metalhead being this untamable wild beast of a human, a good portion of us like some seriously un-metal music. Hell, some of us even make some seriously un-metal music. So let’s dive into the electronica, retro-rock, and post-rock projects from current and past members of bands like the Dillinger Escape Plan, Soilwork, At The Gates, Scar Symmetry and Isis! The Blac... R