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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 24,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from ACxDC, Alraune, Auroch, Axegressor, Beige Eagle Boys, Blut Aus Nord, Cemetery Lust, Dead By Wednesday, Death Of An Era, Ending Quest, Flesh Born, Hrizg, Hush, Inanimate Existence, Mournful Congregation, Nunslaughter, P.H.O.B.O.S., Powerwolf, Rog & Pip, Ronny Munroe, Vicious Rumors and Virgin Steele.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: October 8, 2013
New heavy metal CD reviews, including the latest albums from The Answer, Beaten To Death, Blood Of The Martyrs, Earthless, Ghost Avenue, Herrschaft, Promethium, Righteous Vendetta, Secrets Of The Sky, Spiralarms, Terrorway and Ulver.
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.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
The 10 Greatest Swedish Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of July 15,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases by Betraying The Martyrs, Chelsea Grin, Coffinborn, Death Vomit, Devilskin, Illuminate Me, Lazer/Wulf, Volumes and Vuyver.
Review of Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
Review of Judas Priest and their 2014 album Redeemer of Souls.
Review of Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
Review of the deathcore band Suicide Silence and their 2014 album You Can't Stop Me.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of July 22,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Ancient Altar, Bastard Feast, Corrupt Moral Altar, The Dagger, Entrails, Fallujah, Forevermore, Ill Nino, Keitzer, King of Asgard, Mortals, Mutilation Rites, Nidsang, Pelican, Rage Nucleaire and Vices.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by 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.
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.
The 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 Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Best 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 Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
What Is Heavy Metal?
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
February 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
Review of Novembers Doom - Bled White
Review of the American death/doom metal band Novembers Doom and their 2014 album Bled White.
June 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Grave Digger - Return Of The Reaper
Review of the German power metal band Grave Digger and their 2014 album Return Of The Reaper.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
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 15, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of July 15, 2014.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
January 2014 Best Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Essential Grindcore CDs
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview with Cannibal Corpse Frontman George...
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Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
New heavy metal album reviews for the week of...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Amberian Dawn, Athanatos, Gotthard, Hate Division, The Hell, Iron Man, Islander, Kruk, Madball, Mortals, Monuments, Pinnick Gales Pridgen, Scars Of Tomorrow, Steel Prophet, Ted Nugent, Terminal Death and Zone Zero.
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.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Origin - Omnipresent
Review of the American death metal band Origin and their 2014 album Omnipresent.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Review of Goatwhore - Constricting Rage of the...
Review of Goatwhore and their 2014 album Constricting Rage of the Merciless.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1980
The Top 10 best heavy metal albums released in 1980, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2013
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life, including box sets, DVDs, electronics, video games and more.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: July 22, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of July 22, 2014.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
March 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal album released in March, 2014; from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War
Review of Fozzy and their 2014 album Do You Wanna Start A War.
Heavy Metal Genres
Description and history of heavy metal music and its genres and subgenres. Page 2.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black...
Review of Black Label Society and their 2014 album Catacombs Of The Black Vatican.
Review of Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
Review of Wolves In The Throne Room and their 2014 ambient album Celestite.
Best Judas Priest Songs
The Top 10 Judas Priest songs, as selected by heavy metal writer Martin Popoff.
Review of Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown.
Review of Every Time I Die and their 2014 album From Parts Unknown.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
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.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Review of Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite
Review of the technical melodic death metal band Allegaeon and their 2014 album Elements of the Infinite.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Review of Corrosion of Conformity - IX
Review of Corrosion of Conformity and their 2014 album IX.
King Diamond Tour Dates
Dates for King Diamond's October and November 2014 North American tour.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Review of Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun
Review of the blackened sludge metal band Wolvhammer and their 2014 album Clawing Into Black Sun.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
Review of Mastodon and their 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Medusa - First Step Beyond Review
Review of Medusa and their CD First Step Beyond.
Review of Vintersorg - Naturbål
Review of the Swedish folk/pagan/progressive metal band Vintersorg and their 2014 album Naturbål.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
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.
2014 Rockstar Uproar Festival Tour Dates
Dates and venues for the 2014 Rockstar Uproar Festival.
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.
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.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Review of Septicflesh - Titan
Review of the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh and their 2014 album Titan.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Kobra and the Lotus - High Priestess
Review of the Canadian band Kobra and the Lotus and their 2014 album High Priestess.
Best Black Sabbath Albums
The five best Black Sabbath albums, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
5 Questions With Mortals
Every Saturday we spotlight a new or up-and-coming metal band. This week's 5 Questions With is the New York blackened sludge trio Mortals.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Interview with Novembers Doom Vocalist Paul Kuhr
2014 interview with Novembers Doom vocalist Paul Kuhr. The band's latest album is Bled White.
Review of Misery Index - The Killing Gods
Review of Misery Index and their 2014 album The Killing Gods.
2013 Best Heavy Metal DVDs
The best heavy metal DVDs released in 2013.
Review of Arch Enemy - War Eternal
Review of Arch Enemy and their 2014 album War Eternal.
Suicide Silence Interview
2011 interview with Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker.
Electric Wizard - Electric Wizard Review
Review of Electric Wizard and their 1995 self-titled CD.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Best Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, 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.
'Dawn Of The Metal Gods' Book Review
Review of Dawn Of The Metal Gods: My Life In Judas Priest and Heavy Metal by Al Atkins and Neil Daniels.
Anthrax, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy...
Review of the March 22, 2013 Metal Alliance Tour at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California featuring Anthrax, High On Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail.
Bludgeon Interview
Interview with Bludgeon vocalist Mark Duca and guitarist Carlos Alvarez.
Interview with Bloody Hammers frontman Anders...
2014 interview with Bloody Hammers frontman Anders Manga. The band recently released the album Under Satan's Sun.
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.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
Dan Marsicano
Information about heavy metal writer Dan Marsicano.
Lamb Of God Profile
Profile of Lamb Of God, including biography, discography, band members, links and more.
I, The Breather - Truth And Purpose Review
Review of I, The Breather and their 2012 CD Truth And Purpose.
Simone Simons Interview
Interview with Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 2.
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy
Review of the heavy metal box set Hard and Heavy.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews for the week of...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Barghest, Fiends At Feast, Lecherous Gaze, Moab, Profetus, Scare Don't Fear, Sinistrous Diabolus, Stars In Stereo, Taatsi, Tesla, Tragic Death, Under the Church, Vassafor and Wo Fat.
Motley Crue Profile
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
New Metal Album Reviews for the week of July 1,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Auroch, Channel Zero, The Dead Rabbits, Desecration, Drunk Dad, Eternal Oblivion, For All Those Sleeping, Game Over, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, Illdisposed, October Falls and Trudger.
Review of Vader - Tibi Et Igni
Review of Vader and their 2014 album Tibi Et Igni.
What Is Progressive Metal?
A history and profile of the genre of progressive metal.
Sharon den Adel Interview
Interview with Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation. Page 2.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
ZP Theart Interview
2012 interview with I Am I vocalist ZP Theart.
Review of Mushroomhead's album The Righteous...
Review of Mushroomhead and their 2014 album The Righteous & The Butterfly.
Interview with Agalloch Vocalist/Guitarist John...
2014 interview with Agalloch vocalist/guitarist John Haughm.
2014 Black Label Society, Wovenwar and Kyng...
Dates and venues for Black Label Society's 2014 tour with Wovenwar and and Kyng that kicks off July 17.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
2014 Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Tour Dates
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats 2014 North American tour dates.
Iron Maiden Profile
Profile of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, including biography, discography and recommended CD.
2014 Arch Enemy Tour Dates
Dates and venues for Arch Enemy's 2014 North American tour with Kreator, Huntress and Starkill.
Review of Anathema - Distant Satellites
Review of the British progressive band Anathema and their 2014 album Distant Satellites.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: November 26, 2013
New heavy metal CD reviews, including the latest albums from Aevangelist, Almah, Artillery, Avatarium, Chastain, Circle, Coffins, Dead End Finland, Feared, Generation Kill, Lumbar, Malthusian, Mortal Decay, Noothgrush, Occultist, A Perfect Circle, Split Heaven, Thrall, Tidal Arms, Wolves In The Throne Room and Year Of No Light.
M. Shadows Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil. Page 2.
Review of Incantation -Dirges of Elysium
Review of the long-running death metal band Incantation and their 2014 album Dirges of Elysium.
Review of Epica's The Quantum Enigma.
Review of Epica and their 2014 album The Quantum Enigma.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
New metal album releases for the week of July...
New heavy metal album releases for the week of July 8, 2014.
Nile Interview
2009 interview with Nile guitarist/vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade.
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.
Slayer Profile
Profile of the thrash metal band Slayer, including history, discography, band members and more.
Judas Priest - Nostradamus
Review of Judas Priest and their 2008 CD Nostradamus.
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