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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 twice is good as metal with just one...
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 what song it is now, but there was a song someone said to me recently, 'Man, you should try this...
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, getting his hands dirty and working directly on all aspects of the project and his command of the voc
Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes Breaks Down ‘Graveyard Classics 3′
'A Dangerous Meeting' (Mercyful Fate), 'Metal on Metal' (Anvil), 'The Frayed Ends of Sanity' (Metallica), 'At Dawn They Sleep' (Slayer), 'Not Fragile' (BTO), 'On Fire' (Van Halen), 'Pounding Metal' (Exciter), 'Destroyer' (Twisted Sister), 'Psychotherapy' (the Ramones) and 'Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck' (Prong) is the track list for Six Feet Under's third edition of covers, dubbed 'Graveyard
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 Pat Travers' 'Gettin' Betta' and features a broad variety of classic rock, classic metal, neo-classi
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 movement as one of the 'Big Four,' (alongside Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth), Noisecreep asked Anthr

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