Black Sabbath are one of the most iconic acts ever in metal, serving as the pioneers in the genre with Ozzy Osbourne fronting the band and continuing their excellence after his exit with Ronnie James Dio for a handful of albums on the '80s and '90s. Each frontman was revered for their eras with the group and it was with great anticipation that both eventually reunited with the band for new albums within the last decade. But which of their reunion efforts was better -- the Ronnie James Dio-led Heaven & Hell on 2009's 'The Devil You Know' or the Ozzy Osbourne-featuring Black Sabbath on 2013's '13' album?
Metallica and Guns N' Roses are two of the most celebrated bands in the history of hard rock and metal and part of what put both acts on the map was their creation of full-fledged rock anthems that have been embraced by music fans around the world. For Metallica, it was 'Enter Sandman' and Guns N' Roses gave us 'Welcome to the Jungle.' And while each band have had their fair share of hits, there's no denying that each song is the band's most familiar anthem.
The guitar is an essential part to metal's success and there are numerous acts who've doubled up on the instrument to give it that much more focus in their overall sound. Two of these acts -- Judas Priest and Iron Maiden -- have become icons of metal due in large part to the massive riffs laid down by each of their guitarists.
Who's ready for a debate? In this week's Make Some Noise feature, we take a look at two of the iconic bands that emerged from the '90s grunge era, each of which who left their mark on hard rock. We're talking about Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and both groups have their vocal supporters.
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.
These are the best of times for Pop Evil. The band just scored their first-ever No. 1 single with 'Trenches' off their 'Onyx' album. By earning the chart-topper, the group's hard-working ethic has now been validated.
We've started digging through the Noisecreep interview archives for our new feature called From the Vault. This series will transport you back in time, reflecting on some of the top names in rock and some of the interesting -- and in some cases prophetic -- things they had to say in years past that make for an interesting read.
There was quite a bit of destruction in the aftermath of the recent Oklahoma tornados and one of the artists that's doing his part to help in the recovery is Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan. The musician has donated a pair of platinum plaques signifying sales marks set by both of his bands.
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