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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
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.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Bad Guys, Drakkar, Fossils, Ghost Bath, Horisont, Macabre Omen, Nocturnus, The Order Of Apollyon, Ranger, Reign Of Fury, Sleeping With Sirens and The Slow Death.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week Of March...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Barren Earth, Bio-Cancer, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Dodheimsgard, Forn, Frosthelm, Fulgora, The Gentle Storm, Gloson, Gouge, Implodes, The Monolith Deathcult, Oceano, Perdition Temple, Pyramids, The Sanity Days, Sonic Prophecy, Sorcerer, Theories, Unrest and Von Hertzen Brothers.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
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.
February 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February, 2015 from 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.
Best Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
The Unsigned Underground: March 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting the best unsigned heavy metal bands.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: March 24, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of March 24, 2015.
Moonspell - Extinct Review
Review of the Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell and their 2015 album Extinct.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March 10, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Alkaloid, Apocrophex, Dehuman, Desert Near The End, Eternal Solstice, Europe, Evil Invaders, Garden Of Worm, Harm's Way, Haust, Heavydeath, Imperial Triumphant, The Midnight Ghost Train, Morbid Evils, Psycroptic, Sacral Rage, Santa Cruz, Sons Of Texas and Steel Bearing Hand.
Moonspell Interview
2015 interview with Moonspell vocalist Fernando Ribeiro. The band's latest album is Extinct.
Pain Of Salvation Interview
2015 interview with Pain Of Salvation vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlow. The band recently released the acoustic album Falling Home.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
The Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
January 2015's Top 5 Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Enslaved - In Times Review
Review of the Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved and their 2015 album In Times.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
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.
Best Dio Albums - By Martin Popoff
The Top 5 Dio albums as chosen by Martin Popoff, author of the book Dio: Light Beyond The Black.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Best Darkthrone Albums
The best albums from the Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: March 10, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of March 10, 2015.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: March 17, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of March 17, 2015.
Enslaved Interview
2015 interview with Enslaved vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson. The band's latest album is In Times.
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.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Sepultura Tour Dates
2015 Sepultura tour dates. The trek with Destruction, Arsis, Boris the Blade, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Micawber and Starkill runs from May 10 through June 14, 2015.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to 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 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Best Black Sabbath Albums
The five best Black Sabbath albums, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
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.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1983
The best heavy metal albums of 1983, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Ufomammut - Ecate Review
Review of the Italian stoner/doom metal band Ufomammut and their 2015 album Ecate.
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 Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
Motor Sister - Ride
Review of Motor Sister and their 2015 album Ride.
Motor Sister Interview
2015 interview with Motor Sister and former Mother Superior vocalist/guitarist Jim Wilson.
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.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith: 30th...
Review of Judas Priest and the 2015 30th Anniversary edition of their 1984 album Defenders Of The Faith.
Wino and Conny Ochs - Freedom Conspiracy Review
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Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
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.
The Gentle Storm Interview
2015 interview with The Gentle Storm guitarist Arjen Lucassen. The band's debut album is The Diary.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of February 24,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Aktor, Astral Blood, Atomic Aggressor, Below The Sun, Carach Angren, Chiefs, Crypt Sermon, Dr. Living Dead, Eclipse, Falling In Reverse, Fashion Week, Furyon, Goat Semen, Griever, Hacavitz, Johannson and Speckmann, Legion Of Andromeda, Nasty, Necrowretch, Revolution Saints, Ruby The Hatchet, Six Of Swords, Solefald, Them County Bastards, Warhorse and The Wolf Council.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March 3, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Acherontas, Caveat,Helrunar, Hiram-Maxim, Isabrut, Kjeld, Monsterworks, Pelican, Subversion and UFO.
Melechesh Interview
2015 interview with Melechesh vocalist/guitarist Ashmedi. The band's latest album is Enki.
2015 Volbeat and Anthrax Tour Dates
2015 Volbeat, Anthrax and Crobot North American tour dates.
2015 Slipknot Tour Dates
2015 Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White North American tour dates.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Enslaved, Yob and Ecstatic Vision Concert...
Photo of Ecstatic Vision from their March 6, 2015 show in Los Angeles, California.
Best Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Medusa - First Step Beyond Review
Review of Medusa and their CD First Step Beyond.
Melechesh - Enki Review
Review of Melechesh and their 2015 album Enki.
Oceano Interview
2010 interview with Oceano vocalist Adam Warren.
5 Questions With Ranger
The Finnish speed metal band Ranger are featured in this week's 5 Questions With... Their debut album Where Evil Dwells was recently released.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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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.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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.
Nikki Sixx - The Heroin Diaries: Year In The...
Review of Nikki Sixx and his 2007 book The Heroin Diaries: Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star.
Prong - Songs From The Black Hole Review
Review of Prong and their 2015 covers album Songs From The Black Hole.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
Enslaved - RIITIIR Review
Review of Enslaved and their 2012 CD RIITIIR.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Testament and Exodus Tour Dates
2015 North American tour dates for Testament, Exodus and Shattered Sun. The tour runs from April 1 through May 3.
Metal's Sexiest Ladies
Photos of some of the sexiest ladies in metal.
Suicide Silence Interview
2011 interview with Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker.
Crematory - 'Pray'
Review of Crematory and their 2008 CD Pray.
Lou Koller Interview
Interview with Lou Koller, vocalist for Sick Of It All. Page 2.
Leviathan - Scar Sighted Review
Review of the American black metal band Leviathan and their 2015 album Scar Sighted.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: January 13, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of January 13, 2015.
2015 Whitechapel Tour Dates
Dates for the 2015 Brotherhood Of The Blade tour with Whitechapel, The Devil Wears Prada, Pierce The Veil, Stick To Your Guns and The Ghost Inside.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: February 17, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of February 17, 2015.
Dan Marsicano
Information about heavy metal writer Dan Marsicano.
What Is Progressive Metal?
A history and profile of the genre of progressive metal.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Edguy Interview
Interview with Edguy/Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet. Page 3.
Immortal Interview
2010 interview with Immortal lyricist Demonaz.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: March 3, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of March 3, 2015.
Faith No More Tour Dates
2015 Faith No More North American tour dates. The tour runs from April 15 through May 15.
2015 Mastodon and Clutch Tour Dates
2015 Mastodon and Clutch tour dates. The trek runs from April 16 through May 24.
Testament's Best Albums
Testament's best albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Marduk - Frontschwein Review
Review of the Swedish black metal band Marduk and their 2015 album Frontschwein.
Nightwish Interview
Interview with Nightwish founder, songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen.
Phil Anselmo Interview
Interview with Phil Anselmo. Heavy Metal. Page 2.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
Simone Simons Interview
Interview with Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 2.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
What Is 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.
In This Moment Tour Dates
Dates for In This Moment's 2015 U.S tour with Upon A Burning Body, Butcher Babies and The Nearly Deads that runs from April 17 through May 24.
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.
Best Iron Maiden Albums of the 1980s
The Top 5 albums released by Iron Maiden in the 1980s.
Obituary Interview
Interview with Obituary guitarist Trevor Peres.
Rammstein Interview
2009 interview with Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers.
Sabaton - Carolus Rex Review
Review of Sabaton and their 2012 CD Carolus Rex.
Demonaz Interview
Interview with Demonaz, guitarist for Immortal. Page 2.
2014 Best Heavy Metal Interviews
The best heavy metal interviews of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Falkenbach Interview
Interview with vocalist Vratyas Vakyas of the black metal, Viking metal, folk metal band Falkenbach.
A Conversation With Richard Christy
Interview with heavy metal drummer and Howard Stern show cast member Richard Christy. Page 3.
Top 6 Queensryche Albums
The best albums released by the Seattle progressive metal band Queensryche.
Best Testament Albums
Bay Area thrashers Testament are one of the legendary bands in the genre. From their 1987 debut The Legacy through 2012's Dark Roots of Earth, they have

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