Black metal is not a genre based on image, and Scratch the Surface zine emphasizes the contrast between Liturgy's bland fashion and "a minimalist, grim, dissonant and blizzardly fast black-metal sound exhibited in their debut recording 'Renihilation' that could rival with the grimiest and disgustingly-looking band coming out from the depths of Norway." Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (guitar/vocals) feels that "America has never dev
One year ago, metal enthusiast Adrian Bromley passed away at the young age of 37. Actually, to call him a metal enthusiast is a vast understatement -- he was the metal enthusiast. A major facet of the Toronto scene, he was a music journalist who wrote often for Chart, Unrestrained!, Chronicles of Chaos and other independent outlets. After w
Sludge metal is a strange hybrid of doom metal and hardcore punk that is lauded for its harmony in putting two very different corners of music together. TheAtlas Moth also bring synths into the equation, g
In late November, Ronnie James Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer shortly after Dio fell ill and was hospitalized. The band had canceled their European tour dates, and Ronnie's manager and wife Wendy Dio came f
After a few successful releases on Rise Above Records, Sweden's Grand Magus have signed a worldwide deal with Roadrunner. The forthcoming album will be titled 'Hammer of the North,' and expects a release in spring 2010. Blabbermouth commented that this album has the band perfecting "its
Later this month, Metal Hammer will be releasing a very special compilation that pays homage to the late and legendary Dimebag Darrell. One of the founding members of Pantera, his death in 2004 is considered a major tragedy in the metal world, much like his life's work is a major influence on metal's evolution over the last 20 years.
Over in About.com's metal realm, Chad Bowar just put together a holiday gift guide for your favorite metalheads. Music may be an easy go-to, but included are 10 varied ideas that would pique any heavy metal music fan's interest, along with links to compare prices for each item
On their recent tour, Municipal Waste played the Key Club in Los Angeles, and bassist Land Phil was sure he'd seen members of Steel Panther flying through the air before. When they arrived at the venue, he discovered that it had a permanent r
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