iTunes Goes Metal

Apple's front-running digital music store iTunes has quietly unveiled their much rumored and long-anticipated metal section last night. The soft-launched home page of heavy showcases the oft-ignored genre's biggest recent releases front and center, with the placement of Slayer, Nile, Baroness, Rob Halford, Skeletonwitch and more indicating a giant step in the right direction for the digital powerhouse.

Getting more in-depth than just "New and Noteworthy" releases, iTunes' metal page also showcases 60s/70s proto-metal heroes, and emphasizes the best of sub-genres like power metal and doom respectively. Now digital downloading metalheads everywhere can rejoice in another mainstream victory for their long-running, long-underestimated genre.

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