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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Halestorm Interview
2015 interview with Halestorm vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale. The band's latest album is Into The Wild Life.
The 10 Best German Heavy Metal Bands
The top 10 German heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of July 24, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Architects Of Chaoz, Black Space Riders, Borealis, Conquer Divide, Darktribe, Deathrite, Doctor Doom, Hope Drone, Indesinence, Joe Satriani, Kronos, Locrian, Make, Prowler, Sacri Monti, Sonick Plague, Sons Of Huns, Tormenter, Trapped Within Burning Machinery and Yellowtooth.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang Review
Review of Lamb Of God and their 2015 album VII: Sturm Und Drang.
The Unsigned Underground: July 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting the best unsigned heavy metal artists.
Symphony X - Underworld Review
Review of the American progressive power metal band Symphony X and their 2015 album Underworld.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of July 17, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Defect Designer, Hellbastard, Immortal Bird, Memphis May Fire, Midwayer, Orchid, Organ Dealer, Phinehas, Prophets Of Saturn and Zebras.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Top 5 Slayer Albums
The top five best albums by legendary thrash band Slayer, from Reign in Blood to Show No Mercy, with descriptions and links.
June 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: July 24, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of July 24, 2015.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 2, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Agatha, Amestigon, Caustic Method, Distant Sun, Encyrcle, Exorcism, Goatsnake, The Great Discord, Make Them Suffer, Manegarm, The Meads Of Asphodel, Nekrogoblikon, Oblivious Signal, Potergeist, Rest Among Ruins, Skinless, Teethgrinder, Thrust, Tjolgtjar and The Vintage Caravan.
The 6 Best Heavy Metal Magazines
Description and rating of the top heavy metal magazines, including Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Decibel, Metal Maniacs, Revolver and Kerrang.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
John 5 Interview
2014 interview with John 5, solo artist and guitarist for Rob Zombie.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of April 21, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abiotic, Acid King, Aelter, Alesana, The Atomic Bitchwax, Blizzen, Continuum, Fall To June, Forgotten Tomb, Impellitteri, Incinerate, Kiske Somerville, Mirror Queen, Native Construct, Nocternity, Points North, Shattered Sun, Tribulation and While She Sleeps.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of May 12, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Antigama, Babymetal, Civil War, Dark Sarah, Deep Purple, Demon Eye, Holocausto, Holy Serpent, Noisem, Obsequiae, Orpheus Blade, Seremonia, Sisters Of..., Soto, Steve 'n Seagulls, Sun and Sail Club, Wicked Inquisition and Wiegedood.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980s
The best heavy metal albums of the 1980s, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of February 17,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Barshasketh, Black Pussy, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, CDC, Death Karma, Deivos, Dephosphorus, Ecnephias, Furor Gallico, Haapoja, Harrow, Primitive Man, Sarpanitum, Saxon, Scanner. Stormwitch, Syn Ze Sase Tri, Vardan, Wende and Wind Rose.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed Review
Review of the German power metal band Powerwolf and their 2015 album Blessed & Possessed.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
The Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray metal.
Between The Buried And Me Interview
2015 interview with Between The Buried And Me guitarist Paul Waggoner. The band's latest album is Coma Ecliptic.
Review of Randy Blythe's Dark Days: A Memoir
Review of Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe's 2015 book Dark Days: A Memoir.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Power Metal Albums
This is a list of 10 albums those new to power metal can listen to and get a good representation of the genre.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: July 17, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of July 17, 2015.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Ommadon - Empathy For The Wicked Review
Review of the British doom/drone band Ommadon and their 2015 album Empathy For The Wicked.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: July 10, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Alda, Bison Machine, Bone Gnawer, Dimino, Dysentery, Evo/Algy, Great American Ghost, Undergang, The V, Vardan and Yuth Forever.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
5 Questions With Fin'amor
This week's featured band in 5 Questions With... is the Brooklyn group Fin'amor. Their debut album Forbidding Mourning was just released.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of April 7, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Acid Witch, Apophys, At The Gates, Enforcer, Eohum, Ether, Exhumation, Forward Unto Dawn, Heidevolk, Ill Omen, Incantation, Lay Siege, Mammoth Mammoth, Morgoth, Psychomancer, Shroud Eater, Sworn In, Treedeon, Voivod and White Hills.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Top 5 Metal Albums Released in May, 2015
The best heavy metal albums released in May of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of July 7, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Borealis, Burning Point, Chaos Action, Diabolicum, Glowsun, Graveworm, Infera Bruo, Insulter, Iron Savior, Khemmis, The Negation and Unleash The Archers.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches Review
Review of the British band Cradle Of Filth and their 2015 album Hammer Of The Witches.
Halestorm - Into The Wild Life Review
Review of Halestorm and their 2015 album Into The Wild Life.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Metallica's Best Albums
Metallica's best albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
5 Questions With On Top
This week's featured band in 5 Questions With... is On Top, whose latest release is the EP Topless.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
5 Questions With Conquer Divide
Conquer Divide are the featured artists in this week's 5 Questions With... The band's self-titled debut album was just released.
Alternative Press Music Awards Preview
2015 interview with Josh Bernstein, producer of the Alternative Press Music Awards.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Lamb Of God Profile
Profile of Lamb Of God, including biography, discography, band members, links and more.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of April 14, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abyss, Annisokay, At The Dawn, Eden's Curse, Gallows, Jaded Star, Lancer, Magic Kingdom, Michael Angelo Batio, Outre, Rongeur, Starsick System, Sulphur Aeon and Wolfpakk.
Best Heavy Metal Blogs
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Best Dio Albums
The Top 5 Dio albums as chosen by Martin Popoff, author of the book Dio: Light Beyond The Black.
What Is Black Metal?
A history and description of black metal, including musical and vocal styles, pioneers of the genre, and recommended black metal artists.
Best Exodus Albums
The best albums by Bay Area thrashers Exodus.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1980
The Top 10 best heavy metal albums released in 1980, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
What Is The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal...
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal or NWOBHM and the artists that popularized it including Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Saxon, Diamond Head, Girlschool and more.
Top 5 If You Like Metallica, Check Out These 5...
Thrash and speed metal bands recommended for fans of Metallica, including Testament, Metal Church, Nuclear Assault, Flotsam & Jetsam and Exodus.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 30, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abnormal Thought Patterns, Azavatar, Bearstorm, Blaze Of Perdition, Cathedral, Cut Up, Deathhammer, Demoncy, Dew-Scented, Ecstatic Vision, Goblin Rebirth, I Am The Trireme, Kissing Candice, Mutoid Man, Next To None, Old Wounds, Shape Of Despair, Straight Line Stitch, William English and Wilson.
Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic Review
Review of the American progressive metal band Between The Buried And Me and their 2015 album Coma Ecliptic.
The Black Dahlia Murder Tour Dates
2015 North American tour dates for The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harms Way and Maruta. The tour runs from 10/1-15 through 10/24/15.
Death Angel - A Thrashumentary DVD Review
Review of Death Angel and their 2015 DVD A Thrashumentary.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Phinehas Interview
2015 interview with Phinehas vocalist Sean McCulloch. The band's latest album is Till The End.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Jungle Rot - Order Shall Prevail Review
Review of the American death metal band Jungle Rot and their 2015 album Order Shall Prevail.
Fear Factory Tour Dates
2015 Fear Factory, Once Human, Before The Mourning and The Bloodline tour dates. The tour runs from 8/23/15 through 9/16/15.
Top 5 Heavy Metal Albums Released In April, 2015
The best heavy metal albums released in April, 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
Black Veil Brides - Alive and Burning DVD Review
Review of Black Veil Brides and their 2015 DVD Alive and Burning.
Lzzy Hale Talks Ronnie James Dio Tribute Album...
2014 interview with Halestorm vocalist/guitarist Lzzy Hale.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
January 2015's Top 5 Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Metal's Sexiest Ladies
Photos of some of the sexiest ladies in metal.
Lamb Of God - 'Wrath'
Review of Lamb Of God and their 2009 CD Wrath.
Simone Simons Interview
Interview with Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 2.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
2015 Slipknot Tour Dates
2015 Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White North American tour dates.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: January 20, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Alpha Tiger, Arcane, Armageddon, Bullet, Caina, Chapel Of Disease, Crack House, Dead City Ruins, For, Garotting Deep, The German Panzer, Gurd, Kruger, Lonewolf, Mellowtoy, Messiah's Kiss, Nachtreich, Nailgun Massacre, Obscure Infinity, Raunchy, Serious Black, Spectral Lore and Vardan.
Paradise Lost - The Plague Within Review
Review of the British metal band Paradise Lost and their 2015 album The Plague Within.
Lamb Of God - Sacrament
Review of Lamb Of God and their 2006 CD Sacrament.
Rosetta - Quintessential Ephemera Review
Review of the American post hardcore/post metal band Rosetta and their 2015 album Quintessential Ephemera.
Motley Crue Profile
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
Mpire Of Evil Interview
2012 with Mpire Of Evil/Atomkraft vocalist Tony Dolan.
February 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February, 2015 from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About.com Heavy Metal.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Veil Of Maya - Matriarch Review
Review of the Illinois deathcore band Veil Of Maya and their 2015 album Matriarch.
The Unsigned Underground: May 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlight the best unsigned heavy metal artists.
2015 Summer Slaughter Tour Dates
Dates for the 2015 Summer Slaughter Tour, which features the lineup of Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After The Burial, Cattle Decapitation and Beyond Creation. The tour runs from 7/28/15 - 8/24/15.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 27,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Air Raid, Angelus Apatrida, Ascension, Battleaxe, Black Sheep Wall, The Body, By The Patient, Diablo Blvd., Falloch, Grimoire, If These Walls Could Talk, Ingested, Iron Witch, Jorn Lande and Trond Holter, Level 10, Lord Dying, Night Demon, Nightengale, One Way Mirror, Papa Roach, Sodom, Sumokem, Sweet & Lynch, Thou, Thurisaz, Trial, Visigoth, Vivus Humare, Voices, Winds Of Genocide and Xibalba.
Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn Review
Review of Breaking Benjamin and their 2015 album Dark Before Dawn.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1987
The Top 10 heavy metal albums released in 1987, as chosen by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Essential Heavy Metal Books
The best heavy metal books released in the past several years, as chosen by the About Guide To Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
Interview with BTBAM, Trioscapes and Orbs...
2014 interview with Dan Briggs, who is a member of Between The Buried And Me, Trioscapes and Orbs.
Top 6 Kreator Albums
The best albums from the German thrash metal band Kreator, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
The Unsigned Underground: June 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting the best unsigned heavy metal artists.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
March 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in March 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Tremonti - Cauterize Review
Review of the American hard rock band Tremonti and their 2015 album Cauterize.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Falkenbach Interview
Interview with vocalist Vratyas Vakyas of the black metal, Viking metal, folk metal band Falkenbach.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
AC/DC History, Discography and Profile
Profile of the Australian heavy metal band AC/DC, including biography, discography, current members, former members, links and recommended album.
Corey Taylor - Seven Deadly Sins Book Review
Review of Corey Taylor's 2011 book Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Being Born Bad and Damaged Good.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of May 19, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Ars Irae, Cain's Offering, Corpse Garden, Death Alley, Entrails, Eschaton, Galley Beggar, George Kollias, Gutter Instinct, Haste The Day, Hypothermia, King Parrot, Mantar, Secrets Of The Sky, Tau Cross, Tengger Calvary, Valborg, Valkyrie, Venomous Maximus and Whitesnake.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War Review
Review of the Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder and their 2015 album Holy War.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1988
The Top 10 heavy metal albums released in 1988, as chosen by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: July 7 and July...
New heavy metal album releases for July 7 and July 10, 2015.
Best Accept Albums
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Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
2013's best heavy metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week Of June 16, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Curse Upon A Prayer, Darkology, Demon Lung, Derketa, Disarmonia Mundi, Dying Humanity, The Exploding Eyes Orchestra, False, Graveyard Shifters, House Of Lords, Luna, Masacre, The Ongoing Concept, Pale Chalice, Tempel, Total Negation, Wisdom In Chains and Wrvth.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 23, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abyssal, All Out War, Biotoxic Warfare, Crystal Ball, Damnation Angel, District 97, Dolentia, Eskimo Callboy, Fogg, Forgotten Horror, Humangled, Kingcrow, Lindemann, Nahtrunar, The Other, Perzonal War, Tarja and Vanum.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
Symphony X - Iconoclast Review
Review of Symphony X and their 2011 CD Iconoclast.

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