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Riot Return With Late-’80s Lineup on ‘Sins of the Father’ — Song Premiere
Riot Return With Late-’80s Lineup on ‘Sins of the Father’ — Song Premiere
Although that late '70s New York City music scene is recognized more for its punk and new wave artists, that doesn't take anything away from Riot's importance on the heavy metal movement. Their trifecta of 'Rock City' (1977), 'Narita' (1979), and 'Fire Down Under' (1981), helped influence a legion of hard rock musicians throughout the '80s and beyond...
Top 10 Worst Album Covers From Otherwise Killer Bands
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 blood orgies disguised as album covers, metal and extreme visuals go together like stress and taxes. Alt