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Heavy Metal’s Greatest Guitar Teams
With the exception of Black Sabbath, early heavy metal was built upon a foundation of two-guitar bands. Whether it was the sturdy rhythm/lead axis of Scorpions' Rudolf Schenker and Uli Jon Roth or Judas Priest's legendary K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton team, metal with two guitars is usually…
Six Feet Under Take More Covers to the Grave

"Do you really think we care about sacred songs?" laughs Six Feet Under frontman Chris Barnes. He's responding to a question about how the best-selling death metal band short-listed the cover songs for 'Graveyard Classics III.'
"Actually," he reconsiders, "I can't remember w…
King Diamond Gets His Hands Dirty With Reissues
"This process has been an education on technical file compression, aspect ratios and noise reduction," the inimitable King Diamond exasperatedly told Noisecreep about the reissue series he worked on for Metal Blade. The King has clearly been immersed up to his eyebrows with this project, g…
Megadeth Drummer Shawn Drover — Your iPod Is Showing
"I have always said that I like everything from Marduk to Mozart, and this pretty much proves it," Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover tells Noisecreep in reference to his 'Your iPod Is Showing' submission. He's not kidding. Drover's iPod list starts with Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons,' ends with …
Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian’s Top 10 Thrash Albums
There's no denying the influence and intensity of Anthrax's 1987 album 'Among the Living,' which is why it has earned a place in the upper reaches of many fans and critics' top thrash album. Since the album has just been released as a double-disc set, and since Anthrax helped shape the face of the m…

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