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...
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.
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.
There are so many heavy metal subgenres that identifying what kind of metalhead you are is an increasingly complex challenge. Let us help you decide.
Offering a glimpse into the imaginations of heavy metal titans, the best metal music videos have helped define the genre and terrified the weak of heart.
From Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Metallica’s James Hetfield, and many more, the inventors – and survivors – of thrash metal share their war stories.
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 Bay Area outfit will perform the whole of the classic Rush album of 1977, 'A Farewell to Kings,' as well as their own music.
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Showing that the American roots music dubbed “Americana” had infiltrated almost every type of music, reDiscover Johnny Cash’s ‘American II: Unchained’.
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.
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 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.
A 12-foot boa constrictor, 100 white doves, but absolutely no brown M&Ms. Tour riders can be outrageous, hilarious or ecxuses for excess. Here’s why…