Album packaging has evolved over six decades. Excellent artwork still matters, and the future promises many advances for digital music and new media.
From Chicago’s Coca-Cola inspired logo to The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips and the mascots of metal, great logos can embody the very essence of a band.
Music and art will always go together as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
On 21 August 1977, the cutting-edge rockers had their self-titled debut album released by Chiswick Records.
‘Ride The Lightning’ injected a new sense of excitement into the stagnant scene of the early 80s and changed thrash metal forever.
Mighty Northern Irish alt-rockers Therapy? were always going to be one of the bands on everyone’s lips at this year’s Ramblin’ Man.
'No Sleep Till Hammersmith' became a classic live rock album, with a title that passed into the musical lexicon.
Ozzy Osborne was honoured As Golden God, while Judas Priest, Maynard James Keenan and the Download Festival were among the victors.
Previous winners of the prestigious prize include Elton John, Sting, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.
Previous recipients of the Golden God Award include Motörhead legend Lemmy, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Rob Zombie.
The rock supergroup tackle the 1977 classic on stage in Pennsylvania.
Marilyn Manson and Judas Priest are among the big names nominated for gongs at the 16th Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London this June.
From NWOBHM to thrash pioneers and the bands that continue to define what metal can be, here are the best metal debut albums of all time.
Remembering John "Speedy" Keen, the late musician who has two distinctions in the story of The Who, and another in the early days of Motörhead.
From Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Metallica’s James Hetfield, and many more, the inventors – and survivors – of thrash metal share their war stories.