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Dream Theater - The Astonishing Review
Review of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater and their 2016 album The Astonishing.
Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Dream Theater Profile
Profile of the progressive heavy metal band Dream Theater, including biography, discography, current band members, former band members and more.
Interview with Aborted Vocalist Sven de Caluwe
2016 interview with Aborted vocalist Sven de Caluwe. The band recently released the EP Termination Redux.
Top 5 Metal Albums Released In January 2016
The top five heavy metal albums released in January 2016, from About.com Heavy Metal.
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 Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of February 5,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Aluk Todolo, Billion Dollar Babies, Brainstorm, Degradead, Drowning Pool, Graf Orlock, Obscura, Percussor, Rhapsody Of Fire, Rhine, Sealclubber, Shakra, Seven Sisters Of Sleep, Striker and Textures.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 29,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Bombs Of Hades, Bury Tomorrow, Chthe'ilist, Conan, Cult Of Luna, Exumer, Fall, Hollow Earth, Ketzer, Latitudes, Lethal Steel, Motus Tenebrae, Nordic Union, The Old Wind, Primal Fear, Resurrection Kings, Serenity, Spektr, Toothgrinder and Wildernessking.
North American Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
2015's best heavy metal albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
This Week's New Metal Albums
A list of the latest heavy metal album releases.
Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls Review
Review of Iron Maiden and their 2015 album The Book Of Souls.
Megadeth - Dystopia Review
Review of Megadeth and their 2016 album Dystopia.
Prong - X: No Absolutes Review
Review of Prong and their 2016 album X - No Absolutes.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Top 6 Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
The 6 Best Heavy Metal Magazines
A list of the best heavy metal magazines from the United States and elsewhere in the world.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Avantasia - Ghostlights Review
Review of the German symphonic power metal all-star project Avantasia and their 2016 album Ghostlights.
Black Tusk - Pillars Of Ash Review
Review of the American sludge metal band Black Tusk and their 2016 album Pillars Of Ash.
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.
Top 20 Heavy Metal Albums of the 1980s
The best heavy metal albums of the 1980s, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Interview with Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson
2016 interview with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. The band's latest album is Dystopia.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Metalcore History and Description
Description of the metalcore genre, including history, musical style, pioneering bands and recommended albums.
Top 6 Exodus Albums
The best albums by Bay Area thrashers Exodus.
1991's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Abbath - Abbath Review
Review of the Norwegian black metal band Abbath and their 2016 self-titled album.
Top 5 Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 6 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 22,...
The latest heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Axel Rudi Pell, Chthonic Cult, Death Angel, Elvenking, Escalane, Grieved, Gygax, Mandroid Echostar, Manimal, Peace Killer, Show Me Wolves, Slaegt, War Curse and Wolfhorde.
Top 5 Death Albums
The top five albums from the legendary Florida death metal band Death.
Best Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential and influential progressive metal albums from artists including Queensryche, Opeth, Between The Buried And Me and more.
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.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
Phil Anselmo Interview
Interview with Phil Anselmo. Heavy Metal. Page 2.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
1986's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, 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.
Venom Inc and Necrophagia Concert Review and...
Review and photos of the January 21, 2016 Venom Inc and Necrophagia concert at the Glass House in Pomona, California.
The Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray metal.
Interview with Angra/Megadeth Guitarist Kiko...
2015 interview with Angra and Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro. Angra's latest album is Secret Garden.
Fleshgod Apocalypse - King Review
Review of the Italian symphonic/technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse and their 2016 album King.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 8,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Affliction Gate, Blackhour, Brutus, Cauldron, Crippled Black Phoenix, Exmortus, Hag, It Lies Within, The Lion's Daughter, The Order Of Elijah and Venomous Concept.
Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
Review of Dream Theater and their 2007 CD Systematic Chaos.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 15,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Aborted, Ancestors Blood, Bloodiest, Casualties Of Cool, Dissona, Gomorrah, The Lumberjack Feedback, Lycus, Mothership, Muckraker, Opprobrium, Razoreater, The Shrine, Spinebreaker, Suppressive Fire, Third Sovereign, Varg, Walking With Giants and Witchcraft.
Borknagar - Winter Thrice Review
Review of the Norwegian progressive Viking/folk metal band Borknagar and their 2016 album Winter Thrice.
1980's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The Top 10 best heavy metal albums released in 1980, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 20 Ozzy Osbourne Songs
A list of the top 20 Ozzy Osbourne songs.
Best Heavy Metal Blogs
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
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 Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore albums, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Dream Theater - 'Black Clouds & Silver Linings'
Review of Dream Theater and their 2009 CD Black Clouds & Silver Linings.
13 Scary Heavy Metal Artists
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Top 5 Metallica Albums
Metallica's best albums, 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.
Interview with Aborted Guitarist Danny Tunker
2014 interview with Aborted guitarist Danny Tunker.
Primal Fear Interview
2016 interview with Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers. The band's latest album is Rulebreaker.
Top 5 Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
Dream Theater - Dream Theater Review
Review of Dream Theater and their 2013 self-titled CD.
Dream Theater - Live At Luna Park DVD Review
Review of Dream Theater and their 2013 DVD/CD Live At Luna Park.
Interview with Prong Frontman Tommy Victor
2016 interview with Prong vocalist/guitarist Tommy Victor. The band's latest album is X - No Absolutes.
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.
Daniel Ekeroth Interview
2015 interview with Daniel Ekeroth, who is the author of the book Swedish Death Metal and a member of bands include Usurpress, Third Storm and Iron Lamb.
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events Review
Review of Dream Theater and their 2011 CD A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
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 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Top 5 In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Martin Popoff's Top 5 Dio Albums
The Top 5 Dio albums as chosen by Martin Popoff, author of the book Dio: Light Beyond The Black.
Best Accept Albums
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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.
Motley Crue
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
Prong - Carved Into Stone Review
Review of Prong and their 2012 CD Carved Into Stone.
Top 5 Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Disturbed Profile
Profile of the heavy metal band Disturbed, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended CD.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
1983's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums of 1983, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
1989's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Top 6 Testament Albums
Testament's best albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Faust Interview
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Top 5 Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
1984 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Royal Hunt - 'A Life To Die For' Review
Review of Royal Hunt and their 2013 CD A Life To Die For.
Best Opeth Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Opeth, as ranked by About.com Heavy Metal.
1981 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Bands Metallica Fans May Like
Thrash and speed metal bands recommended for fans of Metallica, including Testament, Metal Church, Nuclear Assault, Flotsam & Jetsam, Exodus and more.
1995's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Metallica History and Discography
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
1994's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
1990 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, 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.
2015 Heavy Metal Awards
Heavy metal awards for 2015 from the writing staff of About.com Heavy Metal.
12 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.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2015
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
1992's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Immortal Interview
2010 interview with Immortal lyricist Demonaz.
Autopsy Interview
2014 interview with Autopsy vocalist/drummer Chris Reifert.
Edguy Interview
2014 interview with Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
Top 5 Helloween Albums
The best Helloween albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Paradise Lost Interview
2015 interview with Paradise Lost and Bloodbath vocalist Nick Holmes. Paradise Lost's latest album is The Plague Within.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 6 Queensryche Albums
The best albums released by the Seattle progressive metal band Queensryche.
Demonaz Interview
Interview with Demonaz, guitarist for Immortal. Page 2.
Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
Review of Avenged Sevenfold and their 2007 self-titled album.
Kylesa - Exhausting Fire Review
Review of the American psychedelic/sludge metal band Kylesa and their 2015 album Exhausting Fire.
Top 5 Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
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.
1993 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, 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.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Brainstorm Interview
2016 interview with Brainstorm guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld. The band's latest album is Scary Creatures.
Megadeth Interview
2013 interview with Megadeth bassist and author David Ellefson.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Top 5 Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About.com Heavy Metal.
Bullet For My Valentine Interview
2015 interview with Bullet For My Valentine drummer Moose Thomas. The band's latest album is Venom.
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Labyrinth Review
Review of Fleshgod Apocalypse and their 2013 CD Labyrinth.
Trivium Profile
Profile of the heavy metal band Trivium, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended CD.
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.
Best Black Sabbath Albums
The five best Black Sabbath albums, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
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 Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
2006 interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
Eddie Trunk Interview
2013 interview with author and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk.
At The Gates - At War With Reality Review
Review of the Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates and their 2014 comeback album At War With Reality.
Metal's Sexiest Ladies
Photos of some of the sexiest ladies in metal.
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy Box Set Review
Review of the 2008 heavy metal box set Hard and Heavy.
Top 6 Kreator Albums
The best albums from the German thrash metal band Kreator, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Ozzy Osbourne Albums
Ozzy Osbourne's best albums.
Best Iron Maiden Albums Of The '80s
The Top 5 albums released by Iron Maiden in the 1980s.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of December 18,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Anopheli, Corners Of Sanctuary, The Fifth Alliance, Himinbjorg, Kluster F--k, Mohicans, Nachtzeit, Ripping Death, Svalbard, Taphos Nomos and Windfaerer.
Top 6 Sodom Albums
The best albums from the German thrash metal band Sodom.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.

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