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 […]
Ian Christe’s overview of metal guitar evolution continues with a barrage of innovators.
A look at the amazing but often overlooked development of metal guitar during the 1990s.
A headlong dive into the guitar teams, shredders, and six-string innovations that defined the popular and extreme sides of metal in the 1980s.
Sat, April 25, Moscow, ID: Bruce Pavitt, Calvin Johnson, and Mark Baumgarten Talk US Indies at BookPeople
Between the years 1980 and 1988, he chronicled over 1,000 bands and an entire way of life through American independent music.
Launching a monthlong investigation of metal guitar at the very beginning, the 1970s
Bloody Roots turns back the clock twenty years to 1995, the year MTV killed Headbangers Ball and heavy metal was considered dead to the world.
The Pacific Northwest has long possessed a solid but often overshadowed metal pedigree
Bloody Roots unearths classic molten tracks by performers Exciter, the Rods, Riot, and Brocas Helm, as well as new breed metal defenders Cauchemar, Natur, October 31, High Spirits and others