Black-metal titans Satyricon take America.
via Soilwork.orgSwedish death metal band Soilwork has been playing together for 13 years now. When the band first got together and started playing, what came from their amps was pure grind it out death metal, complete with throaty growls and enough blast beats to shake a building to the ground. They ... More >>
Boris(Photo via Boris' MySpace page.)Was 2008 another renaissance year for metal? Well, yes -- but the point should be moot by now. Whether metal is "in" or "out" during any given year, the music has gone through a creative revitalization every year -- especially when you consider heavy music and a ... More >>
6. Jesu Why Are We Not Perfect (Hydra Head)Technically not a heavy release, but how can we discount Justin Broadrick, founding member of both Napalm Death and Godflesh? Fed up with the single-minded bludgeoning of those classic acts, Broadrick's intention from the start in forming Jesu was so that ... More >>
1. CarcassNecroticism (Earache)Arguably grindcore's finest hour, Necroticism captures Carcass hitting previously unheard-of heights of technical proficiency with such jaw-dropping skill that the album sounds absolutely fresh 16 years after it came out. Rarely has a grind band achieved the thrilling, ... More >>
The year's highlights came from the Southern Hemisphere, the rage within, and the mouths of babes
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. G ... More >>
Exodus proves why it deserves to be ranked among the top thrash-metal acts of all time
Down finds hope and resolve in devastation
Nile's sausage fest collides with Ozzfest
Marilyn Manson teams with Slayer this summer, but will they survive each other?
Saving lives with flair and DNA
Slayer celebrates its 25th anniversary with a club tour, a Grammy, and not sucking
2006 Year-End Music Wrap-Up
Disturbed, Flyleaf, Stone Sour, and Nonpoint
Savior Sorrow (Mega Force)
Gigantour honors the high art of the guitar solo.
Gigantour (Image Entertainment)
Old faves and new tastes make for a more diverse Family Values Tour.
Six Feet Under
Battle Axis (Self-released)
A play in three acts
Christ Illusion (American)
Live In: Nerd Rage (Relapse)
Osbourne parks his tour bus in West Palm Beach
Five steps to achieving metal health, the Metallica way
Slayer is older, wiser, and still reigning in blood
Melissa Auf der Maur steps into the spotlight and channels the heavy
Metal sad. Metal heartbroken. No, metal doesn't want a hug!
Discovering Mastodon's North American metal heroics
Danzig with Six Feet Under, Disturbed, and Hatebreed
Live Era '87-'93