The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
From heavy blues outings of the late 60s to pioneering anthems from the early 70s, we bring you the 11 songs that inspired heavy metal…
Metal is brave, funny and honest. Some say, the best music there is. So why do heavy metal bands inspire such devotion among their fans?
The record went on to become the first album designated as thrash metal to go platinum in the US.
Guns N' Roses' first ever release, ‘Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide’ has become one of their rarest collectables, worth in excess of £100.
Due in part to the production skills of Rubin, Slayer had been able to synthesise the first five years of the band’s ever evolving thrash metal journey into a singular piece of...
From Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Metallica’s James Hetfield, and many more, the inventors – and survivors – of thrash metal share their war stories.
With such a polarizing genre, aesthetic is the primary way one can find others in their metal tribe.
From start to finish, Otep's Sevas Tra is a hurricane of a musical poem, sung-screamed-growled by one of the most gut-punching vocalists in metal.
Meshing multiple genres of music with cult film samples, White Zombie's wonderfully weird crossover masterpiece 'Astro Creep 2000' was an instant classic.
From the "Big 4" of thrash to legacy acts like Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest, which heavy metal bands belong in the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame?