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Heavy Metal: Most Popular Articles

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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain Review
Review of the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and their 2014 album A Skeletal Domain.
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.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of August...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases by Evil United, Funerary, John 5, Mutilated Veterans, The Order Of The Solar Temple, Protokult, Rabbits, Shaved Women, Slaughterday, Twitching Tongues and Unisonic.
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: Week of...
New heavy metal album reviews,including releases from Albez Duz, Algebra, Antropomorphia, Black Moth, Brainoil, The Contortionist, Crucified Barbara, Death Penalty, Flyleaf, Freak Kitchen, Gust, Ides Of Gemini, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Iron Reagan, Lago, Lord Volture, Malpractice, Martyrvore, Myrkur, Noctem, Obey The Brave, Old Wounds, Philm, Redemption, Shards of Humanity, Siftercide, Snailking, Texas In July, Unaussprechlichen Kulten and Xerath.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Interview with Heavy Metal Writer Joel McIver
2014 interview with writer Joel McIver, whose latest book is Cannibal Corpse - Bible Of Butchery: An Official Biography.
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.
In Flames - Siren Charms Review
Review of In Flames and their 2014 album Siren Charms.
August 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in August, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Anthrax - Chile On Hell DVD Review
Review of Anthrax and their 2014 DVD Chile On Hell.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Ghost B.C. - If You Have Ghost Review
Review of Ghost B.C. and their 2013 EP If You Have Ghost.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
What Is Heavy Metal?
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Interview with Iron Reagan/Municipal Waste...
2014 interview with Iron Reagan vocalist Tony Foresta. The band's latest album is Tyranny of Will.
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.
Best 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 Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Interview with In Flames Vocalist Anders Friden
2014 interview with In Flames vocalist Anders Friden, to promote their latest album Siren Charms.
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.
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
The 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.
A Sound Of Thunder - 'The Lesser Key of...
Review of the American heavy/power metal band A Sound Of Thunder and their 2014 album The Lesser Key Of Solomon.
Amon Amarth Tour Dates
Amon Amarth Tour Dates
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: September 9, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of September 9, 2014.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
From The Lyons Den - April 2014: Legalized Pot...
From The Lyons Den is a monthly opinion column from writer Todd Lyons. This month, he addresses the topic of legalized marijuana and metal.
5 Questions With Take Over and Destroy
5 Questions With... is a weekly feature that introduces new and up-and-coming metal bands. This week, the Arizona group Take Over and Destroy are in the spotlight.
July 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in July, 2014, including releases from Judas Priest, Mortals, Wolvhammer and more.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: September 16,...
New heavy metal album releases for the week of September 16, 2014.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview with Cannibal Corpse Frontman George...
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Interview with Crucified Barbara Bassist Ida...
2014 interview with Crucified Barbara bassist Ida Evileye. The band's latest album is In The Red.
January 2014 Best Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
February 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To 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.
From The Lyons Den: Technology and the Future...
Todd Lyons has been involved in the music industry for a while, in several different capacities. Back in the day he wrote for Creem Magazine, and he's also
5 Questions With Sabbatory
5 Questions With Sabbatory
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill 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.
Twelve Foot Ninja Interview
The Australian band Twelve Foot Ninja just wrapped up a North American tour. I chatted with guitarist Stevic about their recent Best New Talent Award at the
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
Edenbridge - The Bonding Review
Review of Edenbridge and their 2013 CD The Bonding.
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.
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.
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.
Heavy Metal Genres
Description and history of heavy metal music and its genres and subgenres. Page 2.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King Review
Review of Avenged Sevenfold and their 2013 CD Hail To The King.
Slash - World On Fire Review
Review of Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and their 2014 album World On Fire.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
The Haunted - Exit Wounds Review
Review of the Swedish melodic death/thrash metal band The Haunted and their 2014 album Exit Wounds.
June 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Hammerfall - (r)Evolution Review
Review of the Swedish heavy/power metal band Hammerfall and their 2014 album (r)Evolution.
Interview with The Haunted Drummer Adrian...
2014 interview with The Haunted drummer Adrian Erlandsson. The band recently released the album Exit Wounds.
Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat Tour Dates
Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat Tour Dates
Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn Review
Review of the German melodic black metal band Dark Fortress and their 2014 album Venereal Dawn.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Carcass, Obituary, Macabre, Exhumed and Noisem...
Fall 2014 Carcass, Obituary, Macabre, Exhumed and Noisem tour dates.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
BlancaWhite Interview
2012 interview with BlancaWhite bassist Ken Savage.
Krallice Interview
2011 interview with Krallice bassist Nicholas McMaster.
Earth - Primitive and Deadly Review
Review of the American drone/doom metal band Earth and their 2014 album Primitive and Deadly.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected 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.
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 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Cannibal Corpse - Kill
Review of the 2006 album Kill from Cannibal Corpse.
March 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal album released in March, 2014; from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age
Review of the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm and their 2014 album Sunset On The Golden Age.
What Is Thrash Metal?
Description and explanation of thrash metal or speed metal, including recommended artists like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2013
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life, including box sets, DVDs, electronics, video games and more.
Huntress - Starbound Beast Review
Review of Huntress and their 2013 CD Starbound Beast.
Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime Review
Review of Sophicide and their 2012 CD Perdition Of The Sublime.
Iron Maiden - Live After Death DVD
Review of Iron Maiden and their 2008 DVD Live After Death.
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.
Review of Accept - Blind Rage
Review of Accept and their 2014 album Blind Rage.
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 Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Opeth - Pale Communion Review
Review of the Swedish band Opeth and their 2014 album Pale Communion.
Review of Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
Review of Judas Priest and their 2014 album Redeemer of Souls.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend Review
Review of the American stoner/doom metal band YOB and their 2014 album Clearing The Path To Ascend.
Eddie Trunk Interview
2013 interview with author and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk.
Manes - How The World Came To An End
Review of Manes and their 2007 CD How The World Came To An End.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Profile of the Swedish melodic death metal band...
Profile of the death metal band Arch Enemy.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Mysticum - In The Streams Of Inferno Review
Review of Mysticum and their 1996 CD In The Streams Of Inferno.
Best Dimmu Borgir Albums
The best albums from the Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir.
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 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, 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.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Dan Marsicano
Information about heavy metal writer Dan Marsicano.
Suicide Silence and The Black Dahlia Murder...
Suicide Silence and The Black Dahlia Murder 2014 fall tour dates.
Interview With Sarah Jezebel Deva
Interview with Sarah Jezebel Deva, vocalist for Angtoria and Cradle Of Filth. Page 2.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
5 Questions With Empress AD
5 Questions With... is a weekly feature introducing new bands. This week, the British progressive group Empress AD are in the spotlight.
Eluveitie Tour Dates
Eluveitie Tour Dates
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
The Unsigned Underground: September 2014
The Undersigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting the best unsigned heavy metal artists.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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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 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Accept Albums
Best Accept Albums
2014 Slayer Tour Dates
Dates and venues for Slayer's 2014 tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: May 13, 2014
Here are the new heavy metal album releases for this week.  For the most detailed and up-to-date schedule, check out our complete Heavy Metal CD Release
Review of Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
Review of the American doom metal band Pallbearer and their 2014 album Foundations Of Burden.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
Sonata Arctica Tour Dates
Sonata Arctica Tour Dates
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
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 1983
The best heavy metal albums of 1983, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal, Chad Bowar.
2013 Best Heavy Metal DVDs
The best heavy metal DVDs released in 2013.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 5/27/2014)
Every week we collect a whole bunch of short reviews in one convenient location to give you an overview of the latest metal releases. This week's reviews
Cradle Of Filth - Thornography
Review Of Cradle Of Filth and their 2006 CD Thornography.
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.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/15/2014)
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/15/2014)
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.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews (week of 4/29/2014)
This was one of the busiest weeks we've ever had with reviews. This week's article collects nearly 30 of them. Check out our take on albums from Abysmal
Vista Chino - Peace Review
Review of Vista Chino and their 2013 CD Peace.
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.
Judas Priest 2014 North American Tour Dates
2014 Judas Priest tour dates in support of their album Redeemer Of Souls.
Celtic Frost Profile
Profile of the Swiss heavy metal band Celtic Frost, including biography, discography, band members and recommended album.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
The Unsigned Underground: May 2014
At About.com Heavy Metal, we keep our eyes (and ears) on the underground for the genre's next generation. Every month we spotlight several unsigned bands.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
5 Questions With Landskap
5 Questions With Landskap
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