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Heavy Metal Album Release Dates
Release dates for current and upcoming heavy metal cds.
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.
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.
Best Hair Metal Ballads
The best hair metal ballads, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Heavy Metal Tour Dates
Tour dates for heavy metal bands.
Best Swedish Heavy Metal Bands
The top Swedish heavy metal bands, as selected by the About Guide to Heavy Metal.
Opeth - Pale Communion Review
Review of the Swedish band Opeth and their 2014 album Pale Communion.
20 Best Norwegian Heavy Metal Bands
The best Norwegian heavy metal bands, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: August 26, 2014
The latest heavy metal album releases for the week of August 26, 2014.
Best Finnish Heavy Metal Bands
The best heavy metal bands from Finland, as selected by About.com heavy metal.
Best Opeth Albums
The top 5 best Opeth albums, as ranked by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
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.
The Best Hair Metal Bands of All Time
List of the top 10 hair bands, also called glam metal, pop metal and hairspray 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.
What Is Heavy Metal?
Description and history of heavy metal music along with a listing of its genres and subgenres.
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 Slayer Albums
The top five best albums by legendary thrash band Slayer, from Reign in Blood to Show No Mercy, with descriptions and links.
Review of Accept - Blind Rage
Review of Accept and their 2014 album Blind Rage.
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 The 1990s
The best heavy metal albums released in the 1990s, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn Review
Review of the German melodic black metal band Dark Fortress and their 2014 album Venereal Dawn.
Metallica's Best Albums
The About Guide To Heavy Metal's Top 5 albums by Metallica.
Hammerfall - (r)Evolution Review
Review of the Swedish heavy/power metal band Hammerfall and their 2014 album (r)Evolution.
Review of Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
Review of the American doom metal band Pallbearer and their 2014 album Foundations Of Burden.
Best Overkill Albums
The top 5 Overkill albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Ace Frehley - Space Invader
Review of Space Invader, the 2014 solo album from former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley.
Gorgoroth Interview
Interview with Gorgoroth guitarist Infernus.
Best Anthrax Albums
The best albums by the Bay Area thrash metal band Anthrax, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Cannibal Corpse Albums
The best Cannibal Corpse albums, 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.
Heavy Metal Blogs You Don't Want To Miss
A list of heavy metal blogs you don't want to miss.
Essential Progressive Metal Albums
A list of essential progressive metal albums.
Best Pantera Albums
The best Pantera albums, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview with BTBAM, Trioscapes and Orbs...
2014 interview with Dan Briggs, who is a member of Between The Buried And Me, Trioscapes and Orbs.
February 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in February 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Essential Thrash Metal Albums
List of recommended thrash metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of DragonForce - Maximum Overload
Review of the British power metal band DragonForce and their 2014 album Maximum Overload.
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 Death Albums
The top 5 Death albums, as selected by the About.com 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.
January 2014 Best Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in January, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Judas Priest Albums
The best Judas Priest albums, as selected by the About Guide To Heavy Metal.
Best In Flames Albums
The top 5 In Flames albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Iron Maiden - Live After Death DVD
Review of Iron Maiden and their 2008 DVD Live After Death.
Best Doom Metal Albums
A list of essential doom metal albums, as selected by About.com 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
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.
Heavy Metal Timeline
Timeline of heavy metal history and significant events, from the late 1960s to the present day.
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 Grindcore CDs
A list of essential and recommended grindcore albums, from About. com Heavy Metal.
Essential Metalcore Albums
Essential metalcore CDs, as recommended by About.com Heavy Metal.
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 1986
The best heavy metal albums released in 1986, 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.
Essential Death Metal Albums
A list of essential death metal albums 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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1985
The best heavy metal albums of 1985, 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.
The Unsigned Underground: August 2014
The Unsigned Underground is a monthly column spotlighting the month's best unsigned heavy metal bands.
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 1984
The best metal albums of 1984, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Interview With Former Emperor Drummer Faust
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Heavy Metal Genres
Description and history of heavy metal music and its genres and subgenres. Page 2.
Description of the Metalcore genre.
Description of the metalcore genre.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1982
The best heavy metal albums released in 1982, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Faust Interview
Interview with former Emperor and current Aborym and Scum drummer Faust.
Review of Godsmack - 1000hp
Review of Godsmack and their 2014 album 1000hp.
2014 Slayer Tour Dates
Dates and venues for Slayer's 2014 tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies.
Essential Black Metal Albums
A list of essential black metal albums from About.com Heavy Metal.
Interview with Dragonforce Guitarist Sam Totman
2014 interview with Dragonforce guitarist Sam Totman. The British power metal band's latest album is Maximum Overload.
Amon Amarth Tour Dates
Amon Amarth Tour Dates
Interview with Accept Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann
2014 interview with Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. The band's latest album is Blind Rage.
5 Questions With Johnny Touch
Every week, 5 Questions With... spotlights a new or upcoming metal band. This week, meet Australia's Johnny Touch.
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 1981
The best heavy metal albums released 1981, as selected by the About.com Guide To Heavy Metal.
Interview with Pallbearer Bassist Joseph D....
2014 interview with Pallbearer bassist Joseph D. Rowland. The band's latest album is Foundations Of Burden.
Heavy Metal Gift Guide 2013
Gift ideas for the metalhead in your life, including box sets, DVDs, electronics, video games and more.
Best Sepultura Albums
The best Sepultura albums, as chosen by About.com.
What Is Hair Metal?
Profile of the genre known as hair metal or eighties hard rock, including history, musical style, pioneers and recommended albums.
Review of Belphegor's album Conjuring The Dead
Review of the Austrian black/death metal band Belphegor and their 2014 album Conjuring The Dead.
2014 Machine Head Tour Dates
2014 tour dates for Machine Head, Children Of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross.
Review of Wovenwar's Self-Titled Album
Review of Wovenwar, formed from the ashes of As I Lay Dying, and their 2014 self-titled debut album.
What Is Melodic Death Metal?
History of melodic death metal and the Gothenburg sound, including genre pioneers and recommended albums.
New Heavy Metal Album Releases: August 19, 2014
New heavy metal album releases for the week of August 19, 2014.
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 Dream Theater Albums
The best Dream Theater albums, as selected by About.com's Dan Marsicano.
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
Nile Interview
2009 interview with Nile guitarist/vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade.
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.
5 Questions With Sabbatory
5 Questions With Sabbatory
Motley Crue Profile
Profile of Motley Crue, including biography, discography, current and former band members and recommended album.
Review of Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
Review of Judas Priest and their 2014 album Redeemer of Souls.
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 Heavy Metal Albums Of 1991
The best heavy metal albums released in 1991, as selected by the About.com 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.
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 Megadeth Albums
The best Megadeth albums, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
June 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in June, 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Best Katatonia Albums
The best albums from the Swedish metal band Katatonia, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
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.
Review of Entombed A.D.'s Album Back To The Front
Review of the Swedish death 'n roll band Entombed AD and their 2014 album Back To The Front.
Review of Eluveitie - Origins
Review of the Swiss folk/melodic death metal band Eluveitie and their 2014 album Origins.
Knotfest 2014 Dates and Lineup
Information and the lineup for Slipknot's 2014 edition of Knotfest, held October 24-26 in San Bernardino, California.
Interview with Mastodon Guitarist Bill Kelliher
2014 interview with Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher. The band recently released the album Once More 'Round The Sun.
2014 Rockstar Uproar Festival Tour Dates
Dates and venues for the 2014 Rockstar Uproar Festival.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1995
The best heavy metal CDs released in 1995, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat Tour Dates
Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat Tour Dates
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.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of The 1980s
List and description of the best heavy metal albums of the 1980s.
Review of Blues Pills' Self-Titled 2014 Album
Review of the blues/hard rock band Blues Pills and their 2014 self-titled album.
Interview with Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt
2014 interview with Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt to promote their album Pale Communion.
Avenged Sevenfold Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil.
2013 Best Heavy Metal DVDs
The best heavy metal DVDs released in 2013.
Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1993
The best heavy metal albums released in 1993, as selected by the About.com guide to heavy metal.
Review of John Garcia's Self-Titled Solo Album
Review of Vista Chino and ex-Kyuss vocalist John Garcia's 2014 self-titled solo album.
What Is Doom Metal?
History and profile of doom metal, including recommended artists and albums.
Dan Marsicano
Information about heavy metal writer Dan Marsicano.
May 2014's Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal albums released in May 2014, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Review of Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite
Review of the technical melodic death metal band Allegaeon and their 2014 album Elements of the Infinite.
What Is Power Metal?
Profile of the heavy metal subgenre of power metal, including history, pioneers and recommended albums.
Photos Of Scary and Evil Looking Black Metal...
Photo gallery of scary looking black metal bands and artists clad in corpse paint.
M. Shadows Interview
Interview with lead singer M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, who recently released the album City Of Evil. Page 2.
Vista Chino - Peace Review
Review of Vista Chino and their 2013 CD Peace.
Top 10 Blues Albums For Heavy Metal Fans
Recommendations of blues albums that heavy metal fans may enjoy.
Review of Panopticon - Roads To The North
Review of the atmospheric black metal band Panopticon and their 2014 album Roads To The North.
Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King Review
Review of Avenged Sevenfold and their 2013 CD Hail To The King.
March 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums
The best heavy metal album released in March, 2014; from About.com Heavy Metal.
What Is Death Metal?
Description and explanation of the heavy metal genre known as death metal, including pioneers and recommended bands.
The Devil Wears Prada Interview
2013 interview with The Devil Wears Prada guitarist/clean vocalist Jeremy DePoyster.
Review of Mushroomhead's album The Righteous...
Review of Mushroomhead and their 2014 album The Righteous & The Butterfly.
Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black...
Review of Black Label Society and their 2014 album Catacombs Of The Black Vatican.
Metallica Profile
Profile and biography of the heavy metal band Metallica, including a discography.
Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime Review
Review of Nightwish and their 2013 DVD/CD Showtime, Storytime.
Opeth History, Discography and Lineup
Profile of the Swedish metal band Opeth, including a biography, discography, current band members and former band members.
Best Death Metal Album Covers
The best death metal album covers, as selected by About.com Heavy Metal.
Sharon den Adel Interview
Interview with Sharon den Adel, vocalist for Within Temptation. Page 2.
Best Accept Albums
Accept's best albums, from About.com Heavy Metal.
Profile of the Swedish melodic death metal band...
Profile of the death metal band Arch Enemy.
2014 Arch Enemy Tour Dates
Dates and venues for Arch Enemy's 2014 North American tour with Kreator, Huntress and Starkill.
Opeth - Heritage Review
Review of Opeth and their 2011 CD Heritage.
Scorpions Interview
2010 interview with Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine.
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.
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy
Review of the heavy metal box set Hard and Heavy.
Hair Metal Memories: Nelson
I grew up in the '80s in the midst of the hair band era, and saw most of them live at one time or another. Every month I revisit my youth in this column and
Review of Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
Review of the deathcore band Suicide Silence and their 2014 album You Can't Stop Me.
New Heavy Metal Album Reviews: Week of July 22,...
New heavy metal album reviews, including releases from Ancient Altar, Bastard Feast, Corrupt Moral Altar, The Dagger, Entrails, Fallujah, Forevermore, Ill Nino, Keitzer, King of Asgard, Mutilation Rites, Nidsang, Pelican, Rage Nucleaire and Vices.
Essential New Zealand Metal
A list of essential heavy metal bands from New Zealand.
5 Questions With Gloom
5 Questions With... is your chance to meet a new or up-and-coming heavy metal band. This week, Washington D.C.'s Gloom are in the spotlight.
The Chariot Farewell Tour Dates
The Chariot Farewell Tour Dates
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