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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.
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 June 23, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abyssal, All Out War, Biotoxic Warfare, Crystal Ball, Damnation Angel, District 97, Dolentia, Eskimo Callboy, Fogg, Forgotten Horror, Humangled, Kingcrow, Lindemann, Nahtrunar, The Other, Perzonal War, Tarja and Vanum.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 30, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abnormal Thought Patterns, Azavatar, Bearstorm, Blaze Of Perdition, Cathedral, Cut Up, Deathhammer, Demoncy, Dew-Scented, Ecstatic Vision, Goblin Rebirth, I Am The Trireme, Kissing Candice, Mutoid Man, Next To None, Old Wounds, Shape Of Despair, Straight Line Stitch, William English and Wilson.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
June 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn Review
Review of Breaking Benjamin and their 2015 album Dark Before Dawn.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Metal Albums Released in May, 2015
The best heavy metal albums released in May of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
Tarja Turunen Interview
2015 interview with singer Tarja Turunen.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody –...
Review of the Italian power metal band Luca Turilli's Rhapsody and their 2015 album Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus.
Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War Review
Review of the Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder and their 2015 album Holy War.
Best Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from 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.
Straight Line Stitch Interview
2015 with Straight Line Stitch vocalist Alexis Brown. The band's latest release is the EP Transparency.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: June 30, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews for the week of June 30, 2015.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week Of June 16, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Curse Upon A Prayer, Darkology, Demon Lung, Derketa, Disarmonia Mundi, Dying Humanity, The Exploding Eyes Orchestra, False, Graveyard Shifters, House Of Lords, Luna, Masacre, The Ongoing Concept, Pale Chalice, Tempel, Total Negation, Wisdom In Chains and Wrvth.
Tremonti - Cauterize Review
Review of the American hard rock band Tremonti and their 2015 album Cauterize.
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.
Jungle Rot - Order Shall Prevail Review
Review of the American death metal band Jungle Rot and their 2015 album Order Shall Prevail.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: June 23, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of June 23, 2015.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com 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.
The Unsigned Underground: June 2015
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting the best unsigned heavy metal artists.
High On Fire - Luminiferous Review
Review of the American stoner/doom metal band High On Fire and their 2015 album Luminiferous.
Veil Of Maya Interview
2015 interview with Veil Of Maya guitarist Marc Okubo. The band's latest album is Matriarch.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
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.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
iwrestledabearonce - Hail Mary Review
Review of the metalcore band Iwrestledabearonce and their 2015 album Hail Mary.
Paradise Lost - The Plague Within Review
Review of the British metal band Paradise Lost and their 2015 album The Plague Within.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Released In April, 2015
The best heavy metal albums released in April, 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
John 5 Interview
2014 interview with John 5, solo artist and guitarist for Rob Zombie.
Spiritual Beggars - Another Way To Shine,...
Review of Spiritual Beggars and the 2015 reissues of their albums Another Way To Shine, Mantra III, Ad Astra and On Fire.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Exodus Albums
The best albums by Bay Area thrashers Exodus.
Rosetta - Quintessential Ephemera Review
Review of the American post hardcore/post metal band Rosetta and their 2015 album Quintessential Ephemera.
5 Questions With Eskimo Callboy
This week's featured band in 5 Questions With... is the German metalcore group Eskimo Callboy, whose latest album is Crystals.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 9, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Coffins, Connoisseur, Ethereal Shroud, Fight Amp, Grip Inc., Hollow Haze, Insect Ark, Lorna Shore, Midnight Odyssey, My Sleeping Karma, Nightslug, Nocturnal Depression, Possession, Prion, Sideburn, Temple Of Dagon, Trixter and Withering Soul.
Thy Art Is Murder Interview
2015 interview with Thy Art Is Murder vocalist C.J. McMahon. The band's latest album is Holy War.
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.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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.
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 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of June 2, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Agatha, Amestigon, Caustic Method, Distant Sun, Encyrcle, Exorcism, Goatsnake, The Great Discord, Make Them Suffer, Manegarm, The Meads Of Asphodel, Nekrogoblikon, Oblivious Signal, Potergeist, Rest Among Ruins, Skinless, Teethgrinder, Thrust, Tjolgtjar and The Vintage Caravan.
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.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Virgin Steele Interview
2015 interview with Virgin Steele frontman David DeFeis. The band's latest album is Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
February 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February, 2015 from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
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 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected 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.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
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.
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.
Pro-Pain Interview
2015 interview with Pro-Pain frontman Greg Meskil. The band's latest album is Voice Of Rebellion.
January 2015's Top 5 Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com 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.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
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 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, 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.
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.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
March 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in March 2015, from 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.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
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 Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
Vattnet Viskar - Settler Review
Review of the American post black metal band Vattnet Viskar and their 2015 album Settler.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous - 'The Hot N' Heavy'
Review of Drop Dead, Gorgeous and their 2009 CD The Hot N' Heavy.
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.
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 Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
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 Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
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.
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.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com 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.
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.
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.
Breaking Benjamin Interview
2015 interview with Breaking Benjamin vocalist Benjamin Burnley. The band's latest album is Dark Before Dawn.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: June 16, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of June 16, 2015.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1994
The best heavy metal albums released in 1994, 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.
Metal's Sexiest Ladies
Photos of some of the sexiest ladies in metal.
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.
Edguy Interview
Interview with Edguy/Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet. Page 3.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March 3, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Acherontas, Caveat,Helrunar, Hiram-Maxim, Isabrut, Kjeld, Monsterworks, Pelican, Subversion and UFO.
2015 Slipknot Tour Dates
2015 Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White North American tour dates.
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.
Veil Of Maya - Matriarch Review
Review of the Illinois deathcore band Veil Of Maya and their 2015 album Matriarch.
Mpire Of Evil Interview
2012 with Mpire Of Evil/Atomkraft vocalist Tony Dolan.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: June 2, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of June 2, 2015.
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.
Iwrestledabearonce Interview
2015 interview with Iwrestledabearonce vocalist Courtney LaPlante. The band's latest album is Hail Mary.
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.
Lucifer - Lucifer I Review
Review of the German doom metal/occult rock band Lucifer and their 2015 album Lucifer I.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
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.
Chrome Division Interview
Interview with Chrome Division bassist Bjorn Luna.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: June 9, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of June 9, 2015.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March 31, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Ad Nauseam, Blackout, Blliigghhtted, Cyrax, Full Devil Jacket, Hollywood Undead, Iris Divine, Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches, Pombagira, Terra, Viper Solfa and We Are Harlot.
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.
KEN Mode - Success Review
Review of the Canadian band KEN Mode and their 2015 album Success.
Rosetta Interview
2015 interview with Rosetta guitarist Matt Weed. The band's latest album is Quintessential Ephemera.
Best Helloween Albums
The best Helloween albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
5 Questions With Tempel
The Arizona instrumental band Tempel are featured in this week's 5 Questions With... Their latest album is The Moon Lit Our Path.
Best Black Sabbath Albums
The five best Black Sabbath albums, as selected by the About.com Guide To 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.
What Is Progressive Metal?
A history and profile of the genre of progressive metal.
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.
Arcturus - Arcturian Review
Review of the Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metal band Arcturus and their 2015 album Arcturian.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.

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