This week’s metal history lesson shines a beacon in the black metal underworld to locate the formidable terror of female-fronted bands.
Ian Christe sticks his well-traveled spade into the freshly-tossed earth of graves worldwide
Tracks by Black Flag, Suicidal Tendencies, Uniform Choice, Battalion of Saints Crucifix, Infest, Spazz, ACxDC, Xibalba, Trash Talk, Nails, and more.
Halfway across the North Atlantic, where North America and Europe collide, is the volcanic viking island of Iceland, possibly the most metallic nation on Earth.
Technically enhanced tracks by Fear Factory, Mortiis, Ministry, the Berzerker, Godflesh (pictured), plus brand new music by Norway’s Mysticum and the Lindemann project
One of metal’s three most crucial bands in its element with live material ranging from 1979 to 2012,
Fall forecast w/Ghost, Slayer, My Dying Bride, Hate Eternal, Ramming Speed, Pentagram, Deafheaven, Myrkur, and more.
Check out tracks from the teenage years of Possessed, Nihilist, Dust, Metallica, Cro Mags, Emperor, Death Angel, Decapitated, plus current-day youngsters Unlocking the Truth, Heene Boyz, and Babymetal.
Voivod, Martyr, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Death Dealer, Obliveon, Despised Icon, D.B.C., Gorguts, and more!
Black Sabbath’s elaborate and tortured Sabotage LP turns 40.
Thirty years after saving heavy music with the NWOBHM, many of those young lions remain active elders in the loud music scene.
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 […]
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
High points, low points, and points of departure on tenth studio albums by a variety of unstoppable metal lifers
Les Paul-laden live tracks from across the metal realm by Carcass, Slayer, Melvins, Mastodon, Sleep, Iron Maiden, Randy Rhoads, Trivium, and Shining.
Plus cover tributes honoring Deep Purple by heavyweights including Metallica, Opeth, Deicide, Venom, Soilwork, Metal Church, Dimmu Borgir, and more!
Demented zookeepers include Exodus, Wehrmacht, Rainbow, Caninus, Hatebeak, Satyricon, Morbid Angel, Eagle Claw, Nunslaughter, Saint Vitus, and many many more.
The wild dystopian visions of Vektor, Black Sabbath, Fear Factory, Voivod, Napalm Death, Deceased, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, and other hardened survivors.
In honor of the metal moms amongst us, the mothers who made us, and the women who will give birth to all future waves of headbangers
BLOODY ROOTS OF NEWBJORN SWEDISH DEATH METAL Week of May 2, 2015 Sat 5/2, 6PM ET Sun 5/3, 1PM ET Mon 5/4, 9AM ET Tues 3/19, 4PM ET Thurs 3/21, 9PM ET In the decades since Entombed, Dismember, At the Gates, and 1000 other Swedish death metal bands destroyed the landscape, their devastating sounds have […]