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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
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.
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.
Top 5 Heavy Metal Albums Released In April, 2015
The best heavy metal albums released in April, 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of May 26, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Ape Machine, Exxiles, Far Beyond The Sunrise, Kamchatka, Killer, MRTVI, Pyramaze, Ten, Third Ion, Thunder, Unmothered and We Butter The Bread With Butter.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
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.
The Unsigned Underground: May 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlight the best unsigned heavy metal artists.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
Faith No More - Sol Invictus Review
Review of Faith No More and their 2015 album Sol Invictus.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Coal Chamber - Rivals Review
Review of Coal Chamber and their 2015 album Rivals.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to 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.
Turbowolf - Two Hands Review
Review of the British hard rock/alternative metal band Turbowolf and their 2015 album Two Hands.
Best Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
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 Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 26, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of May 26, 2015.
Arcturus - Arcturian Review
Review of the Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metal band Arcturus and their 2015 album Arcturian.
Tesseract - Odyssey/Scala Review
Review of TesseracT and their 2015 DVD/CD Odyssey/Scala.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 19, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of May 19, 2015.
Coal Chamber Interview
2015 interview with Coal Chamber and DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara. Coal Chamber's latest album is Rivals.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, 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.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: May 5, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from The Bloodline, Blurring, Coliseum, Dendritic Arbor, Dienamic, Hammer King, Hogslayer, House Of Atreus, In Heart's Wake, Kings Destroy, Meek Is Murder, Pitbulls In The Nursery, Satan's Wrath, Skydancer, Ultra-Violence, Unkured and Whipstriker.
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.
Interview with Angra/Megadeth Guitarist Kiko...
2015 interview with Angra and Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro. Angra's latest album is Secret Garden.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
Drudkh - A Furrow Cut Short Review
Review of the Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh and their 2015 album A Furrow Cut Short.
Arcturus Interview
2015 interview with Arcturus vocalist Simen Hestnaes, also known as ICS Vortex. The band's latest album is Arcturian.
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.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com 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.
Weedeater - Goliathan Review
Review of the American stoner/sludge metal band Weedeater and their 2015 album Goliathan.
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.
Sabaton Interview
2015 interview with Sabaton vocalist Joakim Broden.
March 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in March 2015, 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.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
February 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February, 2015 from 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.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from 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.
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.
Sirenia - The Seventh Life Path Review
Review of the Norwegian symphonic/gothic metal band Sirenia and their 2015 album The Seventh Life Path.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Soulfly Tour Dates
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Best Exodus Albums
The best albums by Bay Area thrashers Exodus.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
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 1980
The Top 10 best heavy metal albums released in 1980, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of April 28, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Airstream, Bell Witch, Blackwelder, Danko Jones, DSG, Freedom Call, Godsized, Hardcore Superstar, JPT Scare Band, Kommandant, Lustre, Monolord, Raven, The Resistance, Seagrave, Secret Sphere and Vardan.
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.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com 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.
Top 10 Witch Hunter Records Releases
The best 10 releases from Witch Hunter Records.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Nightwish, Sabaton and Delain Concert Photos
Nightwish, Sabaton and Delain concert photos taken at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC on May 13, 2015.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
High On Fire Tour Dates
2015 High On Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus tour dates. The trek runs from 7/30/15 - 8/23/15.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Best Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
Travis Ryan Interview
Interview with Travis Ryan, vocalist for Cattle Decapitation. Page 2.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Simone Simons Photo
Photo of Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 4.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Phil Anselmo Interview
Interview with Phil Anselmo. Heavy Metal. Page 2.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Pain Of Salvation Interview
2015 interview with Pain Of Salvation vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlow. The band recently released the acoustic album Falling Home.
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.
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.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 12, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of May 12, 2015.
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 Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Angra - Secret Garden Review
Review of the Brazilian power/progressive metal band Angra and their 2015 album Secret Garden.
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.
Aaron Turner Interview
2015 interview with Aaron Turner, who is a member of Sumac, Old Man Gloom and Mamiffer and is the owner of Hydra Head Records.
Maria Brink Photo
Photo of Maria Brink, vocalist for In This Moment. Page 3.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Metal's Sexiest Ladies
Photos of some of the sexiest ladies in metal.
2015 Volbeat and Anthrax Tour Dates
2015 Volbeat, Anthrax and Crobot North American tour dates.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Sharon den Adel Photo
Photo of Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
May 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
May was another great month for new metal releases. Picking the number one slot was extremely difficult, with Misery Index getting the nod by the slimmest of
Best Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
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.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Interview
Interview with Agoraphobic Nosebleed vocalist Jay Randall.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
2015 Mayhem Festival Tour Dates
Dates and venues for the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which runs 6/26 through 8/2 and features headliners Slayer.
5 Questions With Native Construct
This week's featured artist in 5 Questions With... is Boston's Native Construct, who recently released their debut album Quiet World.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Testament's Best Albums
Testament's best albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 13,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Convent Guilt, Desolate Shrine, Einherjer, Ghoulgotha, Hateful Abandon, Karma To Burn, The Last Ten Seconds Of LIfe, Manilla Road, Pain Of Salvation, Shredhead and Volahn.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Cristina Scabbia Photo
Photo of Cristina Scabbia, vocalist for Lacuna Coil. Page 2.
Sothis
Photo of black metal band Sothis. Page 7.
Sharon den Adel Interview
Interview with Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation. Page 2.
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy
Review of the heavy metal box set Hard and Heavy.
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 Accept Albums
Accept's best albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Falkenbach Interview
Interview with vocalist Vratyas Vakyas of the black metal, Viking metal, folk metal band Falkenbach.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
2014 Best Heavy Metal Interviews
The best heavy metal interviews of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Edguy Interview
Interview with Edguy/Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet. Page 3.
Gary Holt Interview
Interview with Gary Holt, guitarist for Exodus. Page 2.
2015 Slipknot Tour Dates
2015 Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White North American tour dates.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
Suicide Silence Interview
2011 interview with Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of August...
The latest heavy metal album reviews, including releases from American, Black Trip, Chiildren Of Technology, Cross Examination, Darkness Divided, Deadlock, Dictated, Empire Auriga, Extinction A.D., Grinder Blues, Halcyon Way, He Is Legend, Johnny Touch, Midnight, Pillbuster, Powerlord, Principality of Hell, Provocator, Punch, Six String Slaughter, Sleeping Giant, Trioscapes and Upon A Burning Body.
Nikki Sixx Interview
Interview with Motley Crue and Sixx A.M. member Nikki Sixx.
Nightrage - The Puritan Review
Review of the melodic death metal band Nightrage and their 2015 album The Puritan.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
Demonaz Interview
Interview with Demonaz, guitarist for Immortal. Page 2.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Dark Funeral
Photo of Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral. Page 6.
Byzantine - To Release Is To Resolve Review
Review of Byzantine and their 2015 album To Release Is To Resolve.
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.

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