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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.
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 Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
The Unsigned Underground: January 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column featuring unsigned heavy metal bands.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat Review
Review of the British grindcore band Napalm Death and their 2015 album Apex Predator - Easy Meat.
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.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
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.
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.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
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.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: January 20, 2015
Heavy metal album releases for the week of January 20, 2015.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Caina Interview
2015 interview with Caina frontman Andrew Curtis-Brignell. The band's latest album is Setter Of Unseen Snares.
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 Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by 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.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse 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.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Venom - From The Very Depths Review
Review of the British band Venom and their 2015 album From The Very Depths.
Essential Grindcore CDs
A list of essential and recommended grindcore 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 Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: January 13, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of January 13, 2015.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
November 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in November 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut:...
Review of the American progressive/djent band Periphery and their 2015 albums Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
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.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of January 6,...
New heavy metal album reviews for the week of January 6, 2015, including releases from Chaos, Dethlehem, Hooded Menace, Sata Kaskelottia, A Skylit Drive, Tourniquet, Wardruna, Weight Of The Tide and Witchrist.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: January 27, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of January 27, 2015.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Sylosis - Dormant Heart Review
Review of the British melodic death/thrash metal band Sylosis and their 2015 album Dormant Heart.
Ralph Sutton Interview
2015 interview with Ralph Sutton, host of the Tour Bus radio show and the SDR podcast with comedian Big Jay Oakerson.
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 Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Lord Dying Interview
2015 interview with Lord Dying vocalist/guitarist Erik Olson. The band's latest album is Poisoned Altars.
2015 Enslaved Tour Dates
2015 Enslaved, YOB and Ecstatic Vision North American tour dates. The tour runs from March 5 through March 24.
Cynic - 'Traced In Air'
Review of Cynic and their 2008 CD Traced In Air.
5 Questions With Misery Kills
This week's featured band in 5 Questions With... is the New York group Misery Kills, whose latest album is My Ugly Insides.
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 Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com 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 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 Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
2015 Mastodon and Clutch Tour Dates
2015 Mastodon and Clutch tour dates. The trek runs from April 16 through May 24.
The Crown - Death Is Not Dead Review
Review of the Swedish melodic death metal band The Crown and their 2015 album Death Is Not Dead.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
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.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums 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.
5 Questions With Ghoulgotha
San Diego's Ghoulgotha are featured in this week's 5 Questions With..., giving you a chance to learn about new and up-and-coming metal bands.
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 Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
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 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To 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.
2015 Volbeat and Anthrax Tour Dates
2015 Volbeat, Anthrax and Crobot North American tour dates.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected 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.
2014 Heavy Metal Awards
2014 heavy metal awards from the writers at About.com Heavy Metal.
2015 Machine Head Tour Dates
2015 Machine Head tour dates. Heavy Metal.
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 Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Lou Koller Interview
Interview with Lou Koller, vocalist for Sick Of It All. Page 2.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Witchrider - Unmountable Stairs Review
Review of the Austrian stoner rock/metal band Witchrider and their 2015 album Unmountable Stairs.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
Motley Crue Profile
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
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.
What Is Progressive Metal?
A history and profile of the genre of progressive metal.
2015 Kamelot and Dragonforce Tour Dates
2015 Kamelot and Dragonforce 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.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
September 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in September 2014, including releases from YOB, Cannibal Corpse and more.
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.
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.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
Sharon den Adel Interview
Interview with Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation. Page 2.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
2015 At The Gates Tour Dates
2015 Decibel Magazine Tour dates with At The Gates, Converge and Vallenfyre.
Suicide Silence Interview
2011 interview with Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
Best Helloween Albums
The best Helloween albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Medusa - First Step Beyond Review
Review of Medusa and their CD First Step Beyond.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Edguy Interview
Interview with Edguy/Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet. Page 3.
Sylosis Interview
2015 interview with Sylosis vocalist/guitarist Josh Middleton. The British band's latest album is Dormant Heart.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Black Label Society and Hatebreed Tour Dates
2014 Black Label Society, Hatebreed and Butcher Babies North American tour dates.
Best Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Metal Blade Records
Profile of Metal Blade Records, including label history, bands 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.
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.
Immortal Interview
2010 interview with Immortal lyricist Demonaz.
Wretched Interview
2010 interview with Wretched drummer Marshall Wieczorek.
Best Accept Albums
Heavy Metal.
Slipknot Profile
Profile of the heavy metal band Slipknot, including biography, discography, current band members and former band members.
2015 In Flames Tour Dates
2015 In Flames, All That Remains and Wovenwar North American tour dates.
2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
2013's best heavy metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Demonaz Interview
Interview with Demonaz, guitarist for Immortal. Page 2.
Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black...
Review of Black Label Society and their 2014 album Catacombs Of The Black Vatican.
Forbidden Interview
2010 interview with Forbidden guitarist Craig Locicero.
Blind Guardian Interview
2010 interview with Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kursch.
Falkenbach Interview
Interview with vocalist Vratyas Vakyas of the black metal, Viking metal, folk metal band Falkenbach.
January 2014 Best Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
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
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of October...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Alunah, As Light Dies, Castle Freak, Exotype, Godflesh, Gormathon, Hurtsmile, Lavatory, Lo-Pan, Mausoleum Gate, Nova, Ohhms, Pyre, Sixx:A.M., Verse Vica and Vomitile.
Metal's Sexiest Ladies
Photos of some of the sexiest ladies in metal.
Best Black Sabbath Albums
The five best Black Sabbath albums, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Mercenary Interview
2013 interview with Mercenary guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg.
Eddie Trunk Interview
2013 interview with author and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk.
Crematory - 'Pray'
Review of Crematory and their 2008 CD Pray.
Nikki Sixx Interview
2011 interview with Motley Crue and Sixx AM bassist Nikki Sixx.
Best Iron Maiden Albums of the 1980s
The Top 5 albums released by Iron Maiden in the 1980s.
M. Shadows Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil. Page 2.
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