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Architects, Brixton Academy, gig review: An intensely emotional milestone from one of Britain's finest metal bands

It’s a big night for metal in London. Just down the road, Metallica are playing a one-off intimate gig to 900 fans and industry types at House of …

These Fonts Shred: A Typographical Survey of Heavy Metal

From gothic text to black metal band logos, we unpack the visual design of heavy metal.<p>Within heavy metal’s broad visual lexicon, band iconography and logos function as badges of identity for both music makers and the fans who vow allegiance to them one hand-stitched patch at a time. Charting a …

On H.P. Lovecraft’s unaddressed racism in heavy metal

You’re a diehard metalhead, so you know the themes; tentacles, Elder Gods, formless shadows, and cosmic madness from beyond reality. The literary …

Norwegian black metal musician unexpectedly elected to town council

If a dog can be mayor, then a Norwegian black metal star can certainly be on town council.<p>Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, drummer for the band Darkthrone, …

10 of the best metal bands from France

Proud bastion of liberté, égalité and fraternité France may be, but it doesn’t instantly spring to mind when you think of metal. Which is obviously …

Infographic: Musicians Killed by Guns

G<b>uns.</b> They’re the tragic link between John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Kurt Cobain, Tupac and Biggie. Indeed firearms cut short the lives of these …

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Heavy metal band Slipknot taking a stand against bigotry in North Carolina

Heavy metal band Slipknot has partnered with North Carolina’s leading LGBT charity, and condemned the state’s anti-LGBT law.<p>North Carolina has lost a …

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Study: Heavy Metal Helps Fans Deal With Fear of Death

Justifying your love of Heavy Metal isn't always an easy thing to explain. While most unfamiliar with the genre associate it with death, satanic …

Is Slayer Getting Ready To Retire?

<b>Slayer</b> has been making music for 35 years but they are starting to think about hanging up their instruments.<p>In a recent chat with Loudwire, singer <b>Tom</b> …

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drop Another New Song Which, Yet Again, Doesn't Suck?

"The Getaway" is the second track from the upcoming album of the same name and, well, it's pretty good.<p>We pretty much figured that “Dark Necessities,” the first track to be released from new Red Hot Chili Peppers record <i>The Getaway</i>, was an anomaly. It was an oddly brooding track, incorporating …

Watch Radiohead debut ‘Glass Eyes’ live in London

The band also played Kid A live for the first time this year<p>Radiohead gave their first live performance of ‘Glass Eyes’ at The Roundhouse, north …

Of Mice & Men will finish recording new album today - Alternative Press

Today, Of Mice & Men will finish recording what will be their fourth full-length album. Check out a post from frontman Austin Carlile confirming the …

New Albums

Listen to Architects' new song "Phantom Fear" - Alternative Press

With less than a week before the release of their new album, Brighton, England's Architects have unveiled a new song. Listen to “Phantom Fear” below, …

Has Rob O'Reilly just produced the world's most advanced MIDI guitar system?

<b>With a body shape based on half a pair of sunglasses, Rob O'Reilly's guitars were already a little… out there, but the Irish entrepreneur has now</b> …

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Dave Mustaine pays tribute to former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza

Menza, who was with the band for nearly 10 years, died unexpectedly at the weekend<p>Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has written a moving tribute for …

8 unknown metal albums that deserve way more love - Alternative Press

Trying to get around to even a fraction of the metal releases that come out in any given year is a challenge. Right now on Bandcamp, there are 54 …

Blink-182 share first post-Tom DeLonge single ‘Bored To Death’ – listen

Matt Skiba gets his first track down in the studio...<p>Blink-182 have shared their first single since the departure of Tom DeLonge.<p>The track, entitled …

Iron Maiden Defied Mortality and Made Denver Scream

Iron Maiden performs at Denver's Pepsi Center on April 13, 2016.<p>Brandon Marshall<p>On Wednesday night, the new songs were well-received by a …

Gojira Reveal New Song And Album Details — Kerrang!

<b>1. The Shooting Star<br>2. Silvera<br>3. The Cell<br>4. Stranded<br>5. Yellow Stone<br>6. Magma<br>7. Pray<br>8. Only Pain<br>9. Low Lands<br>10. Liberation</b><p>The record is available to …

Periphery confirm 5th album, US tour

Periphery have confirmed the release of their fifth album on July 22 via Sumerian Records, to be followed with a US tour that won’t include bassist …

Classic Rock

AC-DC concert 'was heard four miles away'

AC/DC's "Rock or Bust" concert at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, last night has sparked a row over noise pollution. The set by the Australian musicians could be heard four miles (6.5km) away across Waitemata Harbour in Birkenhead.<p>The heavy metal band were measured at 103 decibels …

Reminiscing About Detroit's Metal and Hardcore Scenes With the Black Dahlia Murder's Trevor Strnad

<i>(Photo Credit: Jonathan Pushnik)</i><p>In a time during the turn of the millennium when the metal scene wasn't all that lively in the Detroit area, there was still a counterculture bubbling underneath with the hardcore punk scene. It's in these places where heavy music was kept alive by bands with sounds …

Bands

Dave Navarro And Corey Taylor Performed ‘Sex Type Thing’ As A Tribute To Scott Weiland

An outpouring of tributes have flown since the death of former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland at the age of 48. His surviving contemporaries from the world of ‘90s rock — and those who were influenced by his music as fans of the era — have come out of the woodwork to …

The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015

If we’re just talking about the music — and isn’t that, like, the thing we’re talking about here? — then 2015 was a <i>great</i> year for metal. That should …

THE GHOST INSIDE // The Amity Affliction donate merch sales to medical fund

The Amity Affliction is the latest band to extend a financial hand to The Ghost Inside members, who were involved in a fatal bus crash several days …

58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have just been announced. The event will take place Feb. 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los …

Eagles of Death Metal make powerful return to Paris after attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - Eagles of Death Metal, the band which was performing when the deadliest of the Islamic State attacks took place in Paris on Nov. 13, made an emotional, powerful appearance at a U2 concert in the city on Monday.<p>File photo of Jesse Hughes of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal …

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20 Best Metal Songs of 2015

20<p>The Black Dahlia Murder are one of the best death metal bands to emerge in the modern metal era, walking a fine line between melody and brutality. …