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  • Top 10 best Opeth songs

    Top 10 best Opeth songs

    Sweden's Opeth is a hard band to put a label on. For more than 25 years, the metal act has moved from an almost exclusively progressive death metal unit featuring primarily growled vocals to a hybrid of growled and clean vocals, to a progressive rock band with influences ranging from jazz to blues...
  • The Charm The Fury's 'The Sick, Dumb & Happy' out now

    The Charm The Fury's 'The Sick, Dumb & Happy' out now

    A lot has happened in the four years since the debut of Amsterdam's metal unit The Charm The Fury. After making a name for themselves on stage at several of Europe's biggest festivals, The Charm The Fury also got angry - and sometimes angry is one of the best motivations for art.   With their...
  • Interview: 'Into the Pit' with Saxon vocalist Biff Byford

    Interview: 'Into the Pit' with Saxon vocalist Biff Byford

    As a member of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal club that received its first taste of radio airplay in the States from the late San Antonio disc jockey, Joe "The Godfather" Anthony, Saxon has a win-win relationship with the Alamo City. The band that debuted in 1979 with its self-titled album saw...
  • Body Count guitarist and founder Ernie C. (second from left) discussed with AXS on Wednesday the March 31 release of new album Bloodlust and

    Interview: 'Into the Pit' with Body Count guitarist Ernie C.

    One of the most criticized and conversation-starting songs in not only heavy metal, but music history in general, will be marking its 25th anniversary Friday. It comes at a time when the group behind it is preparing to release its latest effort that in many ways hearken back to that controversial...
  • Interview: INVIDIA's Brian Jackson talks new album, Skinlab departure and finding happiness as a musician

    Interview: INVIDIA's Brian Jackson talks new album, Skinlab departure and finding happiness as a musician

    At first glance, INVIDIA seems like another side project or supergroup. But they’re quick to tell you they are anything but that. Featuring members from Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Skinlab, INVIDIA is a pact. They’re a group of friends making music and having a good time doing it...
  • Thanks to Eyellusion, fans will get to experience the Ronnie James Dio Hologram live, on the upcoming Dio Disciples tour.

    Interview: Jeff Pezzuti and Wendy Dio discuss what’s in store for the Ronnie James Dio hologram

    Jeff Pezzuti and Wendy Dio have been doing spectacular things in the name of music and for the love of the late great, Ronnie James Dio. Pezzuti, is the CEO of Eyellusion, and has been working with Wendy, along with their incredible team, to bring the Ronnie James Dio hologram to the stage. The...
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    In Photos: Lordi hits the US on long-awaited tour

    Finnish heavy metal horror icons Lordi’s long awaited North American tour is finally a reality. The band released their eighth studio album Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy) last fall and are are currently on the road bringing their unique brand of melodic heavy metal and outrageous horror...
  • Top 10 best Guns N' Roses songs

    Top 10 best Guns N' Roses songs

    In the hard rock world, few bands ever reached as great a height in as short a time as Guns N' Roses. The band's 1987 debut album Appetite for Destruction has sold over 30 million copies and is the best-selling debut album ever in any genre. Unfortunately, the band's initial success came at a price...
  • Photo courtesy of Anthrax

    Anthrax's 'Among The Kings' UK show filmed for live DVD

    For fans of legendary thrash metal masters, Anthrax, there's some pretty heady jealousy happening right now in regards to the U.K. Currently on their "Among The Kings" tour, Anthrax is steamrolling through the U.K. and Europe for a series of standing room only, must-see dates celebrating the 30th...
  • Trish Doan, Kittie bassist, dies at 31

    Trish Doan, Kittie bassist, dies at 31

    The metal community has just been hit with some sad news. Trish Doan, the bassist for metal outfit Kittie, has died at age 31. The band revealed the news via a Facebook post where they said: "Finding the right words is tough. She was so bright and vibrant and talented and we loved her and still do...
  • Overkill new album preview on 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, released Friday

    Overkill new album preview on 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, released Friday

    Of all 18 studio albums New Jersey thrash outfit Overkill has released since 1985, none of those titles has been more apropos than the one that dropped Friday. The wrecking crew led by original vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and original bassist D.D. Verni released The Grinding Wheel to the world...
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    A sailor's tale: 70000 Tons of Metal ultimate melting pot of mosh

    One of the largest parties known to metalheads, if not all of mankind, was unleashed last weekend in the middle of nowhere. On the open seas.   Consisting of 61 heavy metal bands playing two concerts apiece on a vessel with 3,000 passengers from 74 countries, it was the main course to the appetizer...
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    70000 Tons of Metal spotlight: Amaranthe

    You have to start somewhere when there are 61 bands playing two concerts apiece aboard a cruise vessel, and Sweden's Amaranthe had the honors within an hour of the boat's departure. Chosen to christen the spacious Alhambra Theater -- and become the third group overall to play -- Amaranthe kicked off...
  • Interview: Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne talks new Firewind album, 'Immortals'

    Interview: Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne talks new Firewind album, 'Immortals'

    Gus G. has been a known quantity among guitarists for years, but when Ozzy Osbourne pulled him from relative obscurity in Greece back in 2009, he became something of a household name overnight. This transformation opened the door for millions of new fans to discover his band Firewind, which was...
  • Entombed guitarist Alex Hellid launches 'Entombed Sverige' beer 

    Entombed guitarist Alex Hellid launches 'Entombed Sverige' beer

    From wine to coffee, beer to bourbon - it's become quite the thing for musicians, and heavy metal musicians in particular, to put out their own beverages - and fans couldn't be happier for it. From Anthrax's Charlie Benante with his coffee beans to Megadeth's Dave Mustaine with his own wine, and...
  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About Slipknot

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Slipknot

    Slipknot have gone on to become one of the legendary pioneers in heavy metal over the past twenty years. Known for their chaotic image, intense live stage shows and pushing the envelope with their heavy metal musical style. After the release of 1999's self titled Slipknot, the band quickly rose to...
  • Black Sabbath take their final bow together after their last performance on their "The End" tour in their hometown in Birmingham, England. 

    Watch Black Sabbath take their final bow to close the book on their legendary career

    Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2017, is a date which will live in heavy metal infamy. The band which may have single-handedly laid the foundation for the hard rock genre, took their final bow.  Black Sabbath played their final show together in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Just a few days following the...
  • Top 10 best Lamb Of God songs

    Top 10 best Lamb Of God songs

    Since their formation in 1994, Lamb of God has released eight studio albums, one live album, and three DVDs. The band's sales numbers equal nearly two million in the United States alone, including one album certified Gold by the RIAA. In 2010 and 2011 the band received Grammy nominations for songs...
  • Original Turbo album cover art

    Judas Priest reissue Turbo as remastered 3 CD set

    Maniacs listen up, British metal Gods Judas Priest are set to release the remastered reissue of their tenth studio album Turbo Fri, Feb 3, 2017 in celebration of the landmark album’s 30th anniversary . Pre-orders are available today. This time around there will be three CDs, which include the...
  • Longtime Black Sabbath keyboardist, Geoff Nicholls, passed away at 68 after battling cancer, according to former bandmates. 

    Longtime Black Sabbath keyboardist, Geoff Nicholls, passes away at 68

    When most music fans think about the British pioneer heavy metal band, Black Sabbath, they usually don’t associate the sound of the piano and keyboards to go along with their darker style of rock. The band did indeed use one starting in 1979 to add some layering to their already pretty heavy rock...
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