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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Leviathan - Scar Sighted Review
Review of the American black metal band Leviathan and their 2015 album Scar Sighted.
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 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.
All That Remains - The Order Of Things Review
Review of All That Remains and their 2015 album The Order Of Things.
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.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to 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.
Keep Of Kalessin - Epistemology Review
Review of the Norwegian black/death metal band Keep Of Kalessin and their 2015 album Epistemology.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Ensiferum - One Man Army Review
Review of the Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum and their 2015 album One Man Army.
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.
Torche - Restarter Review
Review of Torche and their 2015 album Restarter.
January 2015's Top 5 Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
The Agonist - Eye Of Providence Review
Review of the Canadian melodic death metal band the Agonist and their 2015 album Eye Of Providence.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: February 24, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of February 24, 2015.
The Agonist Interview
2015 interview with The Agonist vocalist Vicky Psarakis. The band's latest album is Eye Of Providence.
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.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
The Unsigned Underground: February 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting unsigned heavy metal bands.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse 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.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
5 Questions With Lords Of The Trident
This week's featured band in 5 Questions With... is the Wisconsin group Lords Of The Trident, whose latest album is Frostburn.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera 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 In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
Red Interview
2015 interview with Red guitarist Anthony Armstrong to talk about their album Of Beauty and Rage.
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.
Bedemon - Child Of Darkness Review
Review of Bedemon and the 2015 re-release of the compilation album Child Of Darkness.
Prophasis - Boundaries
Review of Prophasis and their 2015 album Boundaries.
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 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 Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, 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.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: February 17, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of February 17, 2015.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
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 Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by 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.
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.
36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma Review
Review of 36 Crazyfists and their 2015 album Time and Trauma.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, 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.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of February 10,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abstracter, Adrenaline Mob, Ahamkara, Bonz, Amber Sea, Call Of The Void, Chastain, Cowards, Demoncy, Dwell, Exhumed, Finsterforst, Gehennah, Hate, Monolith, Mourning Mist, Outer Heaven, Putrid Offal, Retox, Taake and Wells Valley.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands 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.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Torche Interview
2015 interview with Torche bassist Jon Nunez to talk about their latest album Restarter.
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 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by 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 Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
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.
Crematory - 'Pray'
Review of Crematory and their 2008 CD Pray.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
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.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Leviathan - True Traitor, True Whore Review
Review of Leviathan and their 2011 CD True Traitor, True Whore.
Sumac - The Deal Review
Review of Sumac and their 2015 album The Deal.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
2Cents Interview
2010 interview with 2Cents vocalist/drummer Adam O'Rourke.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Top 6 Kreator Albums
Kreator's 1990 album Coma Of Souls was chosen as the band's best release.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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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 1988
The Top 10 heavy metal albums released in 1988, as chosen by the About.com guide to 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.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, 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.
2015 Volbeat and Anthrax Tour Dates
2015 Volbeat, Anthrax and Crobot North American tour dates.
Best Accept Albums
Heavy Metal.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
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 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
36 Crazyfists Interview
2015 interview with 36 Crazyfists vocalist Brock Lindow to promote the band's latest album Time and Trauma.
Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat Review
Review of the British grindcore band Napalm Death and their 2015 album Apex Predator - Easy Meat.
Marduk - Frontschwein Review
Review of the Swedish black metal band Marduk and their 2015 album Frontschwein.
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
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.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of February 3,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases by Atomicide, Black Cilice, Callisto, The Clan Destined, Daemon Pyre, Dead In The Manger, Devilish Impressions, Gnaw Their Tongues, Goryl, Hellish Outcast, Hic Iacet, Iron Lamb, Keeper, Leah, Orden Ogan, Sea Bastard, Saor, Spiralism, A Swarm Of The Sun and Wolfheart.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, 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.
Pain Of Salvation Interview
2015 interview with Pain Of Salvation vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlow. The band recently released the acoustic album Falling Home.
Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime Review
Review of Nightwish and their 2013 DVD/CD Showtime, Storytime.
Black Label Society and Hatebreed Tour Dates
2014 Black Label Society, Hatebreed and Butcher Babies North American tour dates.
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 The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
Interview with the Winery Dogs' Mike Portnoy
2014 interview with the Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy.
2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums
2013's best heavy metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Testament's Best Albums
Testament's best albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Edguy Interview
Interview with Edguy/Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet. Page 3.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: January 13, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of January 13, 2015.
Simone Simons Interview
Interview with Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 2.
New heavy metal album reviews for the week of...
The latest heavy metal albums reviewed in brief and collected in one convenient article. This week we cover The Amity Affliction, Body Count, Den Saakaldte, Deus Otiosus, Dust Bolt, Equilibrium, Falconer, Gloryful, God Macabre, Hashed Out, HeadCrusher, Incarnated, Loudblast, Mars Red Sky, Nightmare, Night Ranger, Orange Goblin, Question, Saor, Torrential Downpour, Valley Of The Sun, Wolves At The Gate, The Word Alive and Wretched.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
M. Shadows Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil. Page 2.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
Suicide Silence Interview
2011 interview with Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker.
In This Moment Interview
Interview with In This Moment vocalist Maria Brink.
Steel Panther - British Invasion DVD Review
Review of Steel Panther and their 2012 DVD British Invasion.
Scorpions Profile
Profile of the German heavy metal band Scorpions, including history, discography, current and former band members, recommended album and more.
Immortal Interview
2010 interview with Immortal lyricist Demonaz.
Nightwish Interview
Interview with Nightwish founder, songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Sharon den Adel Interview
Interview with Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation. Page 2.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Medusa - First Step Beyond Review
Review of Medusa and their CD First Step Beyond.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Steel Panther - 'Feel The Steel'
Review of Steel Panther and their 2009 CD Feel The Steel.
What Is Progressive Metal?
A history and profile of the genre of progressive metal.
Lou Koller Interview
Interview with Lou Koller, vocalist for Sick Of It All. Page 2.
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.
Morgan Hakansson Interview
Interview with Morgan Hakansson, guitarist for Marduk. Page 2.
Slayer Profile
Profile of the thrash metal band Slayer, including history, discography, band members and more.
Travis Ryan Interview
Interview with Travis Ryan, vocalist for Cattle Decapitation. Page 2.
Best Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
Eluveitie Interview
Interview with Eluveitie guitarist Chrigel Glanzmann.
Poison Profile
Profile of Poison, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.

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