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Best Power Metal Album Covers
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Whether you're a seasoned listener or a heavy music neophyte, if you see some kind of mythological winged creature or a 'Masters of the Universe'-inspired landscape on an album cover, chances are it's from a power metal band...
Stratovarius Drummer Diagnosed With Cancer
Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson (pictured) penned an open letter to the Finnish band's fans, revealing some devastating news: drummer Jörg Michael has been diagnosed with cancer and has had his entire thyroid removed. Johansson stated that Michael is a consummate fighter and plans …
Dream Evil Hail Judas Priest, Like Sea Lions
Not that it's a bad thing, but Swedish power metal act Dream Evil's latest LP, 'In the Night,' has drawn a ton of critical comparisons to the arresting work of Judas Priest. Of course, that shouldn't come as a huge surprise, since it was Priest who laid the groundwork for th…
Best Songs of the 2000s
This is the time of year where music magazines and websites go list crazy and Noisecreep is no different. If you're a regular reader here, you already know how much we love creating top 10 lists about the metal world. With the decade coming to a close, we decided to take a look back at all of t…
Top 10 High-Pitch Metal Singers
The high pitch scream is as synonymous with heavy metal as Dio's "metal horns." Throughout the 80s, approximately two out of five metal bands employed a singer who rocked the high-pitched delivery and wasn't afraid to use it. The next decade was especially rough for acts …