Those lovable Muppets bring back warm memories from childhood. Whether it was the 'Muppet Christmas Carol' or 'Muppet Treasure Island,' all of these faces are more than familiar. Instead of reliving your childhood, why not combine the Muppets with some death metal like this clever person did?
Pantera went on hiatus in 2001 after completing the promotion of their 'Reinventing the Steel' album and officially split in 2003, but all hopes of a reunion were dashed with the death of Dimebag Darrell onstage on Dec. 8, 2004 when a deranged fan went on a shooting rampage. As we reflect on Pantera's career, there's no denying their importance in the history of metal and this Readers Poll asks which of their songs is your favorite.
Hard rock and metal fans had plenty to be happy about in 2013, as there was something great for just about everyone. Whether it be metal pioneers Black Sabbath making their return, grunge vets Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam keeping things rolling or a bands like Bring Me the Horizon and Pop Evil being appreciated for taking their music to new heights, 2013 will be a memorable period for metal and hard rock lovers.
Tom Keifer is putting together some impressive numbers for 'Solid Ground' and Motorhead's 'Heartbreaker' made a push toward the top of the countdown this week, but Stryper remain kings of the Battle Royale Video Countdown, as 'No More Hell to Pay' sits at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week. The clip earned 36 percent of the final tally, besting 'Solid Ground' and 'Heartbreaker' that settled for second and third respectively.
In a perfect world, metal would gain notoriety for the accomplishments and talents of musicians. Sure, playing metal music isn't quite akin to being a front row musician in an orchestra performing the works of some of the greatest composers in the history of music. However, if this Animals as Leaders piano cover of 'CAFO' was an original piano piece, it would surely be regarded as modern genius.
You've seen Godsmack leader Sully Erna and Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor both appearing in music videos, but both frontmen will soon make the jump to acting in films. Erna actually stars in the action horror flick, 'Army of the Damned,' while Taylor just signed on for a role in next year's horror film, 'Fear Clinic.' This Readers Poll asks you which of the two acting roles you're most interested in checking out.
Welcome to Make Some Noise, our new weekly debate feature in which Noisecreep's writers debate some of the key arguments in hard rock and metal. We lay out arguments for both sides of a debate, then leave it up to you to let us know which one you ultimately support by voting in the poll at the bottom of this post.
As soon as the platter starts spinning and the needle hits the record, Toxic Holocaust's 'Chemistry of Consciousness' already sounds like a classic thrash album you've had in your collection for years. The riffs are thick, the vocals are heavy and the songs are unbelievably catchy. Everything about 'Chemistry of Consciousness' screams old-school thrash, but with a significant modern twist. It could be the 2013 companion to Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All.'
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