Articles tagged metal

Gaytheist + Rabbits - ‘GAY*BITS’ (album stream) (premiere)

Two of Portland's best underground bands join forces for a raucous and highly enjoyable split album.

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Thy Catafalque - “Alföldi Kozmosz” (audio) (premiere)

Tamás Kátai's latest composition approaches the concept of folk metal with his usual grace.

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Lamb of God: VII: Sturm und Drang

The band's blueprint hasn’t changed nor have they compromised creativity. Lamb of God is everything a metal band should be in 2015.

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10 Aug 2015 // 11:28 AM

Mötley Crüe Is in the Home Stretch of Its Final Tour

Mötley Crüe is kicking off the last stretch of the final tour of its career, an 18-month global farewell that will culminate at the end of the year with three shows at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40

In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.

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Kylesa - “Lost and Confused” (audio) (premiere)

The new track by the Georgia band further refines their hybrid of heavy music and psychedelic rock.

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Demon Eye: Tempora Infernalia

The North Carolina outfit unleashes a furious, heavy record, but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a one-trick pony.

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Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues)

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

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Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic

Coma Ecliptic is an exquisite masterpiece that once again proves why Between the Buried and Me is leading the progressive metal movement.

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When Slayer Screams About Dying, You Feel Alive

When the latest incarnation of Slayer walked onto a stage full of Marshall stacks and upside-down crosses, it was a chance to see how a band long obsessed with death was coping with its aftermath.

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29 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Refused: Freedom

On their first studio album in 16 years legendary Swedish hardcore band don’t lose a step in their mission to hybridize punk with anything they can.

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Old Wounds - ‘The Suffering Spirit’ (album stream) (premiere)

The young New Jersey hardcore band make a significant creative leap on their scorching new album.

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25 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

KEN Mode: Success

A little anti-social rage never hurt anybody.

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Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode’s Stab at ‘Success’

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:10 AM

Arcturus: Arcturian

The veteran avant-prog band returns with a release that doesn't always live up to its potential but is still better than half of what you streamed this morning.

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Blood and Thunder: Sometimes Metal Smiles Instead of Frowns (and That’s Okay)

The new album by New Jersey glam metal outfit Trixter is a reminder that, for all of metal's self-seriousness and bleakness, it can be a tremendously fun genre when it remembers to smile.

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Drudkh: A Furrow Cut Short

Drudkh seem content to offer us another predicable yet satisfying slab of black metal.

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Blood and Thunder: Battles, Blades, Brotherhood

One of Canada's greatest metal bands of the past 25 years, 3 Inches of Blood, recently bid farewell over Facebook. Fortunately, the legacy they've left is a fine one.

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“We’re All Fans”: An Interview with Judas Priest’s Ian Hill

Over 45 years in music, 17 studio albums and 45 million records sold. Judas Priest's only constant member talks about the band's storied history, the evolution of heavy metal, and the 30th anniversary of their seminal classic Defenders of the Faith.

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Blood and Thunder: Entering the Echo Chamber

In an age when writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.

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