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10 Most Underrated Megadeth Songs
How gifted a songwriter is Dave Mustaine? Well, the heavy metal mastermind has written so many great songs that some of them haven't even made it onto regular Megadeth albums. Like his former Metallica bandmates during their peak years ('86-'92), Mustaine has given record collectors a…
10 Greatest Iron Maiden Videos
Iron Maiden possess some of the most recognizable branding in all of music. Over the past few decades, the British band's creepy Eddie mascot is a ubiquitous presence at any heavy metal and hard rock show through the countless t-shirts he adorns. Meanwhile, the many iconic album and single slee…
10 Greatest Rock + Metal Supergroups
The term "supergroup" first surfaced during the late '60s when already successful musicians started to link up with other well-known musicians to form new groups. The first wave of these bands include legendary acts such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Blind Faith and Humble Pie. Since …
Best Vinyl Releases of 2013 (So Far)
According to Nielsen SoundScan, vinyl sales have increased over 33 percent in the first six months of 2013. To fans of vinyl, this comes as no surprise, but isn't it nice to have your obsession justified with concrete numbers? You've contributed to the nearly 3 million records sold so far …
10 Greatest Metal Baseball Walk-Up Songs
In baseball, the walk-up song is everything. Heavy metal and hard rock-loving baseball players understand this. Unlike their fellow teammates who choose to walk to home plate or the pitcher's mound to the dance floor-ready sounds of hip-hop or R&B, metalhead players know that going with a h…
10 Searing Replacement Pickups for Hard Rock + Metal
Sonically speaking, the pickups in your guitar are at the forefront of your tone. Everything within your pickups -- such as their number of windings, the material and thickness of their wire, and their magnet type -- can have drastic effects on your tone's feel, sustain, punchiness and response…
You Know You’re a Metal Fan When …
Ah yes, the metal fan -- a complex soul whose actions can confuse those who do not take appreciation with the music genre. We've collected some of the most retweeted #Youknowyoureametalfan quotes from our own Twitter page as well as our friends at Loudwire. For those who give metal fans funny l…
10 Greatest Grunge Albums
In the early ‘90s, a wave of bands from Seattle captured the public’s imagination, spreading the sound of the Northwest underground to the world. Dubbed “grunge” or the “Seattle sound” by the press, its sonic characteristics were rooted in ‘60s garage…
10 Greatest Metal Songs of 2003
The year 2003 might not come up during the conversation when discussing heavy metal's landmark periods, but that doesn't mean it didn't leave behind some stellar releases. Whether it was veteran acts taking stylistic chances, or younger bands looking at the past for inspiration, 2003 …
10 Greatest Punk Rock Mascots
Iron Maiden have Eddie. Megadeth have been in business with a guy named Vic Rattlehead since the '80s. Anthrax? They roll with the Not Man. But heavy metal isn't the only genre packed with its own cast of comic book-worthy mascots. Ever since the first wave of punk shook up the music world in the mi…

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