Freddy Cricien of MADBALL Writes Foreword to NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990

"There is no music scene, genre, culture, or movement like hardcore; and the New York faction is especially unique."

MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: Metallica’s Ride the Lightning Turns 30

"Brian told me Cliff wanted to use one of my shots for the back cover of the album. I couldn't friggin' believe it! "

Norway’s Largest Library Endorses “Black Metal Bible” METALION: The SLAYER MAG Diaries

The Oslo Public Library, Norway's oldest and largest literary institution, has recognized METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries as a "unique and important" book in Norwegian history and culture.

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Teenage Metal Sensations

Tracks by teen terrors Possessed, Nihilist, Dust, Metallica, Cro Mags, Emperor, Decapitated, plus current-day youngsters Unlocking the Truth, Heene Boyz, and Babymetal.

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Metal Bassists

Boost the bass on tracks by Thrones, Black Sabbath, Necrophagist, Iron Maiden, Obscura, Om, Death, and more!

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Alice Cooper, Godfather of Heavy Metal Movies, Talks B-Movie Mania in HEAVY METAL MOVIES

Here are a few drops that spilleth over from Alice’s bucket of blood:

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Radioactive Nuclear Mutant Metal

Inspired by Mad Max and other apocalyptic sci-fi films in HEAVY METAL MOVIES, this week Bloody Roots surveys the harsh landscape of radiation-fueled, post-nuke mutant metal.

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Sat 6/28 + Sun 6/29, Brooklyn: Bazillion Points Selling Books at St. Vitus Martyrdoom Flea Market

Hey, New York City, the battle tank of doom has arrived! During next weekend’s Martyrdoom III Festival, June 28 and June 29, Bazillion Points will set up shop at the Metal Flea Market at St Vitus Bar on 1120 Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn. Come expand your arcane library while drinking golden beer. We will offer [...]

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots Welcomes HEAVY METAL MOVIES Author Mike McPadden

Since Geezer Butler was inspired to name his band Black Sabbath after seeing movie theater crowds lined up to watch horror movies, the history of heavy metal has been deeply intertwined with horror, shock, and grindhouse cinema.

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Icelandic Metal

BLOODY ROOTS OF ICELANDIC METAL Week of June 7, 2014 Sat 6/7, 6PM ET Sun 6/8, 2PM ET Tues 6/10, 3PM ET Thurs 6/12, 9PM ET Midway across the North Atlantic, where North America and Europe meet, is the volcanic viking island of Iceland, possibly the most metallic nation on Earth at this moment. Host [...]

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Brazilian Thrash Metal

Hear South American aggression from Sepultura, Sarcofago, Anthares, Violator, Holocausto, Torture Squad, the all-female Nervosa, Vulcano, and more!

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots Honors Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas at 20 Years

This week’s heavy metal history lesson marks 20 years since the 1994 release of one of heavy metal’s most controversial and cursed recordings.

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TOUCH AND GO: Meatmen Savage Sagas Spring 2014 Tour

The Meatmen’s first new album of original hits in 19 years, Savage Sagas, is ready at long last.

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SLAYER MAG X: Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin Explains the Lyrics of MAYHEM’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

“Then I found out that the lyrics weren’t evil enough, and it didn’t describe the enormous force enough.”

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METALION: Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Turns 20

“And what is MAYHEM? Well, it is something as rare as a TOTAL DEATH METAL group! AAARRRGGGHHHH!”—Slayer Mag 3/4, 1986

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Happy 60th Birthday to Drum Demon Phil Rudd of AC/DC

Here’s Rudd in a NICE sweater, flanked by Angus Young, Bon Scott and Mark Evans, a photo from Mark Evans’s tremendous book about the early days of the band

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Maryland Deathfest 2014 Preview

Baltimore’s annual massive underground metal gathering Maryland Deathfest prepares to rise for the 12th year.

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Sat 6/14, Chicago: Heavy Metal Movies Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Reads w/Chicago Metal Miscreants at Quimby’s

Saturday, June 14, 7:00 PM at the revered Chicago bookstore Quimby’s, Mike “McBeardo” McPadden will read from his new book Heavy Metal Movies

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of the Metal Children

Won’t somebody please think of the children?? The raw innocence and emerging shadows of tiny tots are inspected and protected by Savatage, Iron Maiden, Napalm Death, Dismember, Black Breath, the Oath, Venom, Warlord, Carcass, and many others!

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Thurs 5/22, Baltimore: BAZILLION POINTS Night / MDF Pre-Party at Atomic Books

Kicking off Maryland Deathfest weekend, Bazillion Points invites rabid readers to Baltimore stronghold Atomic Books (3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD) for a mayhemic author night.

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Nine Pages of Praise for Bazillion Points in The PITCHFORK REVIEW

“It’s definitely been hard, but I think that we’re doing it right.”

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Finished Samples of Our SLAYER X Red Reissue Hardcovers

There is no better first-hand report of the crucial 1992-94 period of Norwegian black metal.

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of ’90s Hardcore

Tracks by Bane, Judge, Madball, Chokehold, Rorschach, Botch, Skitsystem, Converge, Hatebreed, and many more.

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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 ...