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Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica Revisited (15th...
Review of the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica and their 2014 album Ecliptica Revisited.
Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
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.
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.
Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral Review
Review of the death metal band Bloodbath and their 2014 album Grand Morbid Funeral.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from All Them Witches, Beak, Bloodtruth, Charm City Devils, Disasterhate, Divider, Emeth, The Family Ruin, Onkel Tom, Pulvis Et Umbra, Stryper and Villainy.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of November...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Brant Bjork, Cadaveria, The Deathtrip, Dimension, Dire Omen, Ghost Brigade, Hands Of Orlac, Hombre Malo, Kaledon, Korzus, Monster Magnet, Satan, Soulburn, Threshold, While Heaven Wept and XTRMST.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
October 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in October 2014.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds Review
Review of Machine Head and their 2014 album Bloodstone & Diamonds.
What Is Heavy Metal?
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child Review
Review of Sonata Arctica and their 2014 album Pariah's Child.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2013
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life, including box sets, DVDs, electronics, video games and more.
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.
Scott Ian - Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD Review
Review of Scott Ian's 2014 DVD Swearing Words In Glasgow.
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: November 18, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of November 18, 2014.
Joel McIver Interview
2013 interview with heavy metal writer Joel McIver.
Job For A Cowboy - Sun Eater Review
Review of the American death metal band Job For A Cowboy and their 2014 album Sun Eater.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
September 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in September 2014, including releases from YOB, Cannibal Corpse and more.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, 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 Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
The best heavy metal albums of the 1980s, as selected by the About.com guide to 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
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
Mortuary Drape - Spiritual Independence Review
Review of the Italian black/death metal band Mortuary Drape and their 2014 album Spiritual Independence.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name Review
Review of Sonata Arctica and their 2012 CD Stones Grow Her Name.
Essential Grindcore CDs
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
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
The Unsigned Underground: November 2014
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting unsigned heavy metal bands.
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
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 Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Carcass – Surgical Remission/Surplus...
Review of Carcass and their 2014 EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel.
2015 At The Gates Tour Dates
2015 Decibel Magazine Tour dates with At The Gates, Converge and Vallenfyre.
The Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray metal.
Heavy Metal Genres
Description and history of heavy metal music and its genres and subgenres. Page 2.
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 Australian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Australian metal bands from About.com Heavy Metal.
In This Moment - Black Widow Review
Review of In This Moment and their 2014 album Black Widow.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of October...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases by Annihilated, Astral Doors, Beyond Creation, Black Map, Black Veil Brides, Deserted Fear, Generation Of Vipers, Giant Squid, Hideous Divinity, Horrified, Kattah, Mob Rules, Nero di Marte, Nick Oliveri, No Mercy, Obliterations, Pianos Become The Teeth, Requiem, Riot V and Vesania,
Brant Bjork Interview
2014 interview with Brant Bjork. The debut album from Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band is Black Power Flower.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Ghost B.C. - If You Have Ghost Review
Review of Ghost B.C. and their 2013 EP If You Have Ghost.
5 Questions With Shiran
The featured band in this week's 5 Questions With... is the Israeli group Shiran.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Sonata Arctica - Unia
Review of Sonata Arctica and their 2007 CD Unia.
Sonata Arctica - For The Sake Of Revenge CD/DVD
Review of the live CD/DVD For The Sake Of Revenge from Sonata Arctica.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
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.
August 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in August, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Sonata Arctica - 'The Days Of Grays'
Review of Sonata Arctica and their 2009 CD The Days Of Grays.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
June 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
January 2014 Best Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
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.
July 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in July, 2014, including releases from Judas Priest, Mortals, Wolvhammer and more.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: November 11, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of November 11, 2014.
March 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal album released in March, 2014; from 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.
In This Moment Interview
Interview with In This Moment vocalist Maria Brink.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Top 6 Queensryche Albums
The best albums released by the Seattle progressive metal band Queensryche.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
Devilment - The Great And Secret Show Review
Review of the British band Devilment and their 2014 album The Great And Secret Show.
2014 Slipknot and Korn Tour Dates
2014 Slipknot, Korn and King 810 North American tour dates.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
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.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash 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.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
February 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Scorpions Albums
The best albums from the German hard rock band the Scorpions.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Dani Filth Interview
2014 interview with Devilment and Cradle of Filth vocalist Dani Filth. Devilment's debut album is The Great And Secret Show.
Sonata Arctica - Live In Finland CD/DVD Review
Review of Sonata Arctica and their 2011 CD/DVD Live In Finland.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Gwar and Decapitated Concert Review and Photos
Review and photos of the Gwar and Decapitated concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California on November 6, 2014.
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 1990
The best heavy metal CDs of 1990, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Protest The Hero - 'Scurrilous'
Review of Protest The Hero and their 2011 CD Scurrilous.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
Best Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Volbeat - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Review
Review of Volbeat and their 2013 CD Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies.
2014 Slayer Tour Dates
Dates and venues for Slayer's 2014 tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies.
Job For A Cowboy Interview
2014 interview with Job For A Cowboy guitarist Tony Sannicandro. The band's latest album is Sun Eater.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
SSS - Limp.Gasp. Collapse Review
Review of the British crossover band SSS (Short Sharp Shock) and their 2014 album Limp.Gasp.Collapse.
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 1992
The best heavy metal albums released in 1992, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black...
Review of Black Label Society and their 2014 album Catacombs Of The Black Vatican.
Avatar - Black Waltz Review
Review of Avatar and their 2012 CD Black Waltz.
2014 Opeth and In Flames Tour Dates
2014 North American tour dates for Opeth, In Flames and Red Fang.
Motley Crue Profile
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Eddie Trunk Interview
2013 interview with author and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Wizard Rifle - Here In The Deadlights Review
Review of Wizard Rifle and their 2014 album Here In The Deadlights.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
2014 Arch Enemy Tour Dates
Dates and venues for Arch Enemy's 2014 North American tour with Kreator, Huntress and Starkill.
Black Label Society and Hatebreed Tour Dates
2014 Black Label Society, Hatebreed and Butcher Babies North American tour dates.
What Is Grindcore?
Profile of grindcore, including musical and vocal style, history, genre pioneers and recommended albums.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1989
The best heavy metal albums of 1989, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
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.
Devin Townsend Project - Z2 Review
Review of the Devin Townsend Project and their 2014 double album Z2.
Best Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Dir En Grey Interview
2011 interview with Dir En Grey guitarists Die and Kaoru.
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.
Concert Review: Destruction at Studio B,...
Review of Destruction's New York City show at Studio B in Brooklyn on February 5, 2007, with special guests Sanitarius, Everything’s Ruined, Magus Beast, Municipal Waste and Into Eternity.
Katatonia - Last Fair Day Gone Night Review
Review of Katatonia and their 2014 2CD/2DVD collection Last Fair Day Gone Night.
Best Voivod Albums
List of the Canadian thrash/progressive band Voivod's best albums.
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.
Dawnbringer - Night Of The Hammer Review
Review of Dawnbringer and their 2014 album Night Of The Hammer.
Mysticum - In The Streams Of Inferno Review
Review of Mysticum and their 1996 CD In The Streams Of Inferno.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, 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.
Lou Koller Interview
Interview with Lou Koller, vocalist for Sick Of It All. Page 2.
Machine Head - The Blackening
Review of Machine Head and their 2007 CD The Blackening.
At The Gates - At War With Reality Review
Review of the Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates and their 2014 comeback album At War With Reality.
Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime Review
Review of Sophicide and their 2012 CD Perdition Of The Sublime.
April 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in April 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Immortal Interview
2010 interview with Immortal lyricist Demonaz.
Udo Dirkschneider Interview
Interview with U.D.O. and Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
Suicide Silence Interview
2011 interview with Suicide Silence vocalist Mitch Lucker.
Medusa - First Step Beyond Review
Review of Medusa and their CD First Step Beyond.
Reckless Road: Guns 'N Roses and the Making of...
Review of the 2008 book Reckless Road: Guns 'N Roses and the Making of Appetite For Destruction.
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy
Review of the heavy metal box set Hard and Heavy.
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.
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