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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Aaron Turner Interview
2015 interview with Aaron Turner, who is a member of Sumac, Old Man Gloom and Mamiffer and is the owner of Hydra Head Records.
5 Questions With Sworn In
The American metalcore band Sworn In are featured in this week's 5 Questions With... Their second album The Lovers/The Devil was just released.
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 April 14, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Abyss, Annisokay, At The Dawn, Eden's Curse, Gallows, Jaded Star, Lancer, Magic Kingdom, Michael Angelo Batio, Outre, Rongeur, Starsick System, Sulphur Aeon and Wolfpakk.
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.
March 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in March 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to 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.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Katatonia - Sanctitude DVD/CD Review
Review of Katatonia and their 2015 DVD/CD Sanctitude.
History Of Heavy Metal
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Best Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Bosse-de-Nage - All Fours Review
Review of the American black metal band Bosse-de-Nage and their 2015 album All Fours.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: April 14, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of April 14, 2015, plus Record Store Day releases on April 18.
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.
Byzantine - To Release Is To Resolve Review
Review of Byzantine and their 2015 album To Release Is To Resolve.
Byzantine Interview
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Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful Review
Review of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish and their 2015 album Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Halestorm - Into The Wild Life Review
Review of Halestorm and their 2015 album Into The Wild Life.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse 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.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera 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.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
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.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
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.
Minsk - The Crash & The Draw Review
Review of the American post metal/sludge band Minsk and their 2015 album The Crash & The Draw.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by 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.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from 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.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2014
The best heavy metal albums of 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
January 2015's Top 5 Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January of 2015, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Royal Thunder - Crooked Doors Review
Review of the American hard rock band Royal Thunder and their 2015 album Crooked Doors.
Best Grindcore Albums
A list of essential and recommended grindcore 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.
The Unsigned Underground: April 2015
April 2015's Unsigned Underground spotlights the best unsigned heavy metal bands from around the world.
Best Heavy Metal Albums of the 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Ensiferum - One Man Army Review
Review of the Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum and their 2015 album One Man Army.
February 2015 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February, 2015 from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: April 7, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of April 7, 2015.
Crematory - 'Pray'
Review of Crematory and their 2008 CD Pray.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Enslaved Albums
The five best albums from the Norwegian band Enslaved.
Top 5 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: March 10, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of March 10, 2015.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums 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.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, 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.
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.
Sumac - The Deal Review
Review of Sumac and their 2015 album The Deal.
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 Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Moonspell Tour Dates
2015 North American tour dates for Moonspell, Septicflesh and Deathstars. The tour runs from 4/24 through 5/19.
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.
Simone Simons Photo
Photo of Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 4.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, 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 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com 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.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
2015 Mastodon and Clutch Tour Dates
2015 Mastodon and Clutch tour dates. The trek runs from April 16 through May 24.
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.
2015 Slipknot Tour Dates
2015 Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White North American tour dates.
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 Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About 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.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
Best Exodus Albums
The best albums by Bay Area thrashers Exodus.
Gruesome - Savage Land Review
Review of the death metal band Gruesome and their 2015 album Savage Land.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Albert Mudrian Interview
2015 interview with Choosing Death author and Decibel editor Albert Mudrian.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
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 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.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2014
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life this holiday season.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Best Amon Amarth Albums
The best albums by the Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.
2015 Volbeat and Anthrax Tour Dates
2015 Volbeat, Anthrax and Crobot North American tour dates.
Prong - Songs From The Black Hole Review
Review of Prong and their 2015 covers album Songs From The Black Hole.
Maria Brink Photo
Photo of Maria Brink, vocalist for In This Moment. Page 3.
Nightwish Interview
Interview with Nightwish founder, songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen.
Sharon den Adel Interview
Interview with Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation. Page 2.
Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March 10, 2015
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Alkaloid, Apocrophex, Dehuman, Desert Near The End, Eternal Solstice, Europe, Evil Invaders, Garden Of Worm, Harm's Way, Haust, Heavydeath, Imperial Triumphant, The Midnight Ghost Train, Morbid Evils, Psycroptic, Sacral Rage, Santa Cruz, Sons Of Texas and Steel Bearing Hand.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of March...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Bad Guys, Drakkar, Fossils, Ghost Bath, Horisont, Macabre Omen, Nocturnus, The Order Of Apollyon, Ranger, Reign Of Fury, Sleeping With Sirens and The Slow Death.
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.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Enslaved - In Times Review
Review of the Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved and their 2015 album In Times.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Angela Gossow Photo
Photo of Angela Gossow, vocalist for Arch Enemy. Page 5.
Edguy Interview
Interview with Edguy/Avantasia frontman Tobias Sammet. Page 3.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
Cavalera Conspiracy Tour Dates
2015 U.S. tour dates for Cavalera Conspiracy, Death An gel, Corrosion of Conformity and Lody Kong. The trek runs from April 10 through May 5.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: March 31, 2015
New heavy metal album releases for the week of March 31, 2015.
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.
Simone Simons Interview
Interview with Simone Simons, vocalist for Epica. Page 2.
Isis - 'Wavering Radiant'
Review of Isis and their 2009 CD Wavering Radiant.
Lamb Of God Profile
Profile of Lamb Of God, including biography, discography, band members, links and more.
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 Helloween Albums
The best Helloween albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime Review
Review of Nightwish and their 2013 DVD/CD Showtime, Storytime.
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy
Review of the heavy metal box set Hard and Heavy.
Phil Anselmo Interview
Interview with Phil Anselmo. Heavy Metal. Page 2.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
Ralph Sutton Interview
Interview with Ralph Sutton, host of the syndicated radio show The Tour Bus.
5 Questions With Ashes In Vein
This week's featured band in 5 Questions With... is Ashes In Vein, a melodic metal group from Kansas who recently released their self-titled debut EP.
Wino and Conny Ochs - Freedom Conspiracy Review
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Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
Best Accept Albums
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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.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Ratt Profile
Profile of the hair metal band Ratt, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
Top 5 Most Underrated Death Metal Albums from...
The Top 5 most underrated death metal albums, as selected by Charles Elliott from Abysmal Dawn.
Travis Ryan Interview
Interview with Travis Ryan, vocalist for Cattle Decapitation. Page 2.
The Gentle Storm Interview
2015 interview with The Gentle Storm guitarist Arjen Lucassen. The band's debut album is The Diary.
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 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.
Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth Review
Review of Testament and their 2012 CD Dark Roots Of Earth.
Review of Sabaton - Heroes
Review of Sabaton and their 2014 album Heroes.

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