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Does the ‘Sophomore Slump’ Exist in Heavy Metal
In the second installment of his 'Mean Deviation' column, veteran music journalist Jeff Wagner takes a deep look at the infamous "sophomore slump." Check out the piece as he runs through several metal and hard rock subgenres and examines whether some of our favorite artis…
Exclusive: Sebastian Bach Gets Personal
Sebastian Bach has spent the last few weeks rocking out in hot, glorious South America, supporting Guns N' Roses, including multiple shows in Brazil and one in Chile, which just suffered a devastating earthquake. But it wasn't so long ago that he was tackling the bitter cold in his homelan…
Top 10 Worst Album Covers From Otherwise Killer Bands
One of the most compelling aspects of heavy metal is undoubtedly the imagery. It's nearly impossible to think about the movement without having a mental picture of the artwork found within it. Whether it's unmistakable mascots like Iron Maiden's Eddie or Motörhead's War-Pig or Cannibal Corpse's bloo…