Last week, Black Sabbath released 13, their 19th studio album. In case you haven't heard, it's kind of a big deal. This is the first album since 1978 to feature original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne and the first since 1994 with bassist Geezer Butler. Conspicuously missing from the classic Sabbath line ... More >>
Cannibal Corpse are one of the most extreme bands on the planet. Their music is known for its heaviness, relentless speed, and gruff "Cookie Monster" vocals, while their lyrics depict some of the most vile images ever set to song. Most of their album covers are so impossibly macabre that they're bor ... More >>
In the early- to mid-80s, Raven--who play Saint Vitus on Sunday--and their "athletic rock" were essential to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Known for their wild live shows, they opened for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden before joining Metallica's first major American tour in 1983.
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It's gotta be a bitch when a band you influenced becomes the richest, biggest-selling metal group in music history... and you're still plugging away in clubs 37 years after you began. Such is mythic but true tale of Diamond Head and Metallica.
Diamond Head guitarist/founder Brian Tatler doesn't le ... More >>
By Jason Roche
Next time you find yourself in a shouting match with a metal head about what band's penultimate album had the best guitar solo on the third track (it happens) you'll probably find yourself thinking 1) What have I done with my life? B) How drunk am I? Or III) Are there online resource ... More >>
Devotees of Metalocalypse, the Adult Swim animated series created by Brendon Small, know that death metal band Dethklok--performing at the Roseland Ballroom tonight--are at a pivotal point in their career. Last season, after warring egos nearly dissolved the band, we learned that the Metalocalypse h ... More >>
Benjamin LozovskyDanzig Legacy New York
Saturday, October 29
Better than: Bobbing for dismembered limbs in a tank of formaldehyde.
On a dreary, slushy Halloween weekend mess, Glenn Danzig, the diabolical mesh-loving doom crooner and heavy metal pioneer, celebrated his ... More >>
Midnight, and their aftermath. Pics by Daniel D. Snyder.Deathrash/Midnight/Mutant Supremacy/Mutilation Rites
Sunday, June 20
First, a note on the cancelled Metal Stage at Sunday's third-annual Punk Island Fest on Governor's Island: Apparently, it's "punk" to invite bands ... More >>
Credit Maura for lasting long enough in the New York Times's dreaded Modern Love column yesterday to turn up this revelation regarding the love memoirist Rachel Sontag found while she was down and out. "I simply needed to make enough to pay next month's rent so we could maintain our state of ... More >>
Hey the Grammy nominations were announced. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Maxwell (!!), etc. Best Male Solo Rock Performance is staggeringly old (Dylan, Young, Springsteen, Fogerty, Prince). Best Metal Performance ain't so youthful neither (Slayer, Megadeth, Judas Priest, ... More >>