Tragedy in the metal community overshadowed a year rife with economic hardship and political instability. Three stars of the genre lost their lives prematurely in various ways: Metal legend Ronnie James Dio died from
The news is out. The beast from Birmingham is reaching the end of the line. Judas Priest, one of the most important and influential British heavy metal bands -- and the group that arguably redefined metal, introducing twin guitar harmony leads and chugging, uptempo riffs after the plodding doom of Black Sabbath -- are embarking on their final tour.
But that doesn't mean the group's 59-year-old frontman Rob Halford is calling it qu
Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is hoping eight is the magic number for his band. They've been nominated for Grammy Awards in the Best Hard Rock Performance category seven times since 1992, but have never won. This year, Alice in Chains are up for a Best Hard Rock Performance Gra
For Slayer frontman Tom Araya, 2010 has been a lesson in self-belief, endurance and reinvention. He started the year with debilitating back pains. After unsuccessful treatments to cure a degenerative neck and b
The members of Orange County influential metalcore band Atreyu continue to branch out. In September, guitarist Travis Miguel announced that he had formed a new side project with drummer Justin Pointer (Nightfall and SSNOVA) and bassist Bob Bradley (Scars of Tomorrow and SSNOVA). And now Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller, who played his first show as a solo artist in January, is debuting his new group Black Cloud Collective exclusively on Noisecre
The last official video release from Heaven & Hell to feature the late legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio -- 'Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell Live in Europe' -- debuted at number six on the Billboard Top Music Videos chart Nov. 23. Not bad for a recording that was never intended for worldwide release. "We
"Somebody's paying someone off," joked Slayer frontman Tom Araya told Noisecreep about the band's fifth Grammy nomination. "I'm really surprised. I'm like, 'What's going on? What? Are there only three people n
It's no surprise that nu-metal pioneers Korn have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for the song 'Let the Guilt Go' from their 2010 album 'Korn III: Remember Who You Are.' The song is an emotional explosion of energy and aggression
Now that Killswitch Engage are between albums, it seems like a good time for guitarist and songwriter Adam Dutkiewicz to unveil his side project Times of Grace. The band also features Killswitch's original vocalist Jesse Leach, who had suffered hi
In the early '90s, rock music was in a major state of transition. Thanks to the success of Seattle bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, Sunset Strip hair metal and Bay Area thrash were trendy no more. Fans of heavy rock music were being encouraged by
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