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 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.
With so many heavy metal subgenres, identifying what kind of metalhead you are is an increasingly complex challenge. Let us help you decide.
Has there ever been a genre of music so attuned to font and logos?
Reflecting his eclectic tastes, Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label covered metal, rock, country, and all points in between, establishing its founder as music’s ultimate auteur in the 90s.
With an emphasis on precision and speed, thrash metal emerged in the early 80s to become the dominant form of heavy metal throughout the decade.
Metal is brave, funny, and honest. Some say it's the best music there is. So why do heavy metal bands inspire such devotion among their fans?
The best Rob Zombie songs take a trip through the eye-opening career of the larger-than-life heavy metal legend.
Showing that the American roots music dubbed ‘Americana’ had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
Heavy metal and horror have co-existed with one another since the music’s inception. One could say that metal has been macabre since its very first notes.
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.
The pre-eminent hip-hop label for the better part of the last three and a half decades, the best Def Jam songs define the evolution of the genre.
From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
Out on DVD on September 11, the new film chronicles the origin of one the most distinctive guitar on earth and its incredible influence on the history of rock and heavy metal.
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...