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The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2010

In 2010, the metal world honored the memory of Ronnie James Dio in the coolest possible way: by making it the best year for new music the genre saw in a very long time.

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A Hardwired Triumph for Metallica

Metallica has perfected the arena rock experience, creating as immersive and inclusive an atmosphere as possible by performing "in the round".

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Ghost's 'Prequelle' Subverts Metal Clichés and It Has a Strong Sense of History

Underneath the catchy melodies and snazzy artwork, Ghost have created one of the cleverest heavy metal records in recent memory.

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The Musical Magic of FME

Music, food, art, beer, culture, and staggering northern scenery combine over the course of Labor Day weekend to create an experience like none other.

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The Best Metal of 2016

Adrien Begrand celebrates the best heavy metal of the year in all of its thrilling diversity.

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Metallica: Hardwired... to Self Destruct

The metal greats' first proper album in eight years shows a renewed commitment to discipline, craftsmanship, and best of all, fun.

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The 2016 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Metric, and Hiromi highlighted a diverse opening weekend of the 30th annual festival.

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Opeth: Deliverance & Damnation

Thirteen years after their release, two of Opeth's most important albums have been reissued in this essential new package.

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The Inimitable Lemmy Kilmister

Lemmy lived an extraordinary life, but best of all he made some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history.

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Doctrin - "Give Me Love" (video) (premiere)

The popular Australian artist sets her sights on America with her new video.

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Violent Mae - "Birthday" (audio) (premiere)

The guitar/drums duo add bass to their sound courtesy a bass guitar owned by a late legend.

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Marc Almond - "Snake Charmer" (audio) (premiere)

The great singer-songwriter contributes a dazzling performance to the new Hannibal soundtrack.

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Takénobu - "Curtain Call" (audio) (premiere)

The classically trained cellist focuses on orchestral pop on his endearing new single.

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End of Love - 'Ghosts on the Radio' (audio stream) (premiere)

Members of Big Star, Sonic Youth, and Wilco feature prominently on the latest album by the indie supergroup.

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Swaying Wires - "Nowhere" (audio) (premiere)

The Finnish band puts their own unique spin on Americana.

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Amber Asylum - "TOT" (audio) (premiere)

The San Francisco band puts a neoclassical twist on a doom metal classic.

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Patty Smyth - "The Christmas Song" (audio) (premiere)

The Grammy and Academy award nominated singer-songwriter returns with her first release in 16 years.

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