MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Ride the Lightning Turns Thirty-One

Denim-clad headbangers rejoice, Metallica's 1984 masterpiece Ride the Lightning turns 31 today.

SiriusXM Bloody Roots of NWOBHM Veterans in the 2010s

Thirty years after saving heavy music with the NWOBHM, many of those young lions remain active elders in the loud music scene.

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MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Harald Oimoen on Tour With D.R.I.

This summer D.R.I. are headed to Europe, playing superfast punk-metal the way it was invented…by them.

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40 Years Ago Today: Motörhead’s First Gig

Chew on this strap of dried leather: today is the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s first-ever gig.

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Bloody Roots of High-Pitched Metal Screaming on Sirius XM

The overlooked traditional art of high-pitched metal screaming, as practiced in the classic heavy metal, thrash metal, and death metal

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Montreal, Sept. 11/12: Annick Giroux Brings MEFISTO to Wings of Metal III

“Heads on stakes, butchered lambs, black candles and many other fun things.”

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Decibel and MetalSucks Are Giving Away SWEDISH DEATH METAL Hardcovers

Good luck, go with the grace of gamblers!

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REMINDER: Tomorrow, Brooklyn: NYHC & Crate Digger Soundclash at Rough Trade NY

Rettman has a sterling track record of delivering blazing events and with Suren by his side no one is bound to leave disappointed.

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Bloody Roots of Heavy Metal Movies on Sirius XM

Armed with a bloody hatchet and the greatest playlist of horror-movie metal songs ever assembled

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SUB POP USA: July 10, 1986, Green River, Sonic Youth Live in Seattle

Green River and New York’s Sonic Youth live in Seattle on July 10, 1986

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DIRTY DEEDS: Bon Scott’s Laugh and Cheeky Grin Should Turn 69

“My other strongest memories of Bon are his laugh and his cheeky grin”

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Bloody Roots of UK Hardcore on Sirius XM

BLOODY ROOTS OF UK HARDCORE Week of July 4, 2015 Sat 7/4, 6PM ET Sun 7/5, 1PM ET Mon 7/6, 9AM ET Tues 7/7, 4PM ET Thurs 7/9, 9PM ET Barricade the windows and watch for falling bricks! This week Ian Christe (@ianchriste) leads a charge of leather, bristles, and spikes, filling the streets with […]

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HEAVY METAL MOVIES: Back to the Future Turns 30 (So Does That Edward Van Halen Tape)

Marty slips Walkman headphones on George’s sleeping head and blares a cassette marked “Edward Van Halen.”

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Postal Worker Backbreak: SWEDISH DEATH METAL Hardcovers w/Patches Are in the Mail

We made 500 hardcovers and 500 sewn patches to commemorate the latest reprint of our first-ever release, SWEDISH DEATH METAL, by Daniel Ekeroth.

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Tues 7/14, Brooklyn: Tony Rettman (NYHC) & Bob Suren (Crate Digger) Go Head-to-Head at Rough Trade NY

Tuesday, July 14, Rough Trade NYC (64 N 9th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249) will host a record summit for the ages.

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Bloody Roots on Sirius XM Salutes 30 Years of Megadeth’s Killing Debut

Dave Mustaine’s highly original early fury with a track-by-track rundown of the album featuring demo versions, live cuts, covers, and more surprises

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Daniel Ekeroth: “I Wanted to Document the Initial Swedish Death Metal Scene Before It Was Forgotten”

Daniel Ekeroth: “Even if the book was only one of the catalysts for making that happen, I am very proud.”

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Bloody Roots of Tenth Albums by Unstoppable Metal Lifers on Sirius XM

High points, low points, and points of departure on tenth studio albums by a variety of unstoppable metal lifers

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Bloody Roots of Les Paul’s Metal Legacy at 100 on Sirius XM

Les Paul-laden live tracks from across the metal realm by Carcass, Slayer, Melvins, Mastodon, Sleep, Iron Maiden, Randy Rhoads, Trivium, and Shining.

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Bloody Roots of Deep Purple on Sirius XM

Plus cover tributes honoring Deep Purple by heavyweights including Metallica, Opeth, Deicide, Venom, Soilwork, Metal Church, Dimmu Borgir, and more!

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Bloody Roots of Metal: When Animals Attack on Sirius XM

Demented zookeepers include Exodus, Wehrmacht, Rainbow, Caninus, Hatebeak, Satyricon, Morbid Angel, Eagle Claw, Nunslaughter, Saint Vitus, and many many more.

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SWEDISH DEATH METAL: New Printing Available in Limited Hardcover Edition

Black monolith alert!

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Whiplash: Kings With the Axes

Looks like someone in Holland got wise and re-released Whiplash’s 1984 Thunderstruk ...

Incubus: Were They Morbid? Yes.

Of course this isn’t the boy band Incubus, but it isn’t the ...

Dream Death: Never Thought Life Could Be So Damn Evil

In the annals of forgotten, unappreciated, worthy pioneers, Pittsburgh sludge lords Dream ...