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Review: Motörhead — Aftershock

Review: Motörhead — Aftershock

Reviewing a Motörhead album is like reviewing a cheeseburger—unless something truly awful has happened, it will at the very worst be pretty damn good. What makes Motörhead so powerful is that they’ve never deviated too far from the formula of kickass rock and roll with whiskey-soaked swagger and massive sack. Such is Aftershock, an album […]

Final Six: Tom versus Tom!

Final Six: Tom versus Tom!

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

Read the novelist and metal musician’s tribute to the fallen Slayer guitarist

Live Report: The Metal Alliance Tour, with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, in New York City

Live Report: The Metal Alliance Tour, with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, in New York City

Contributing writer Chris Krovatin checks out the Metal Alliance tour on 4/20 and lives to tell the tale!

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Villains

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Villains

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Final Six: The Six Best Breakdowns/Speed-Ups

Final Six: The Six Best Breakdowns/Speed-Ups

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Review: Kvelertak – Meir

Review: Kvelertak – Meir

A couple of years ago, Revolver reviewed the self-titled debut by Norway’s Kvelertak for this website and gave it a rather average rating; our feeling was that the album’s brand of muscle rock-cum-black metal was overhyped and needed discipline. Over time, though, the rambunctious tone of the record grew on us, leaving us, like many, […]

Interview: Clutch Talk New Album, Earth Rocker

Interview: Clutch Talk New Album, Earth Rocker

  You really cannot fuck with Clutch. It’s been over 20 years since their formation, the Maryland quartet is more relevant and powerful than ever. Their music is used to soundtrack network television; they’ve recently toured with Black Label Society, Motörhead, and Thin Lizzy; and with their 10th full-length, Earth Rocker, they’re only further cranking […]

Book Review – Donnybrook by Frank Bill

Book Review – Donnybrook by Frank Bill

Put in the right circumstances, any human will fight. He’ll fight hard, he’ll fight dirty, and he’ll fight in ways that result in other humans resembling poorly-made salsa. Historically, the situations that cause this brutality were based on defending something important—defending one’s country, one’s way of life, one’s family, one’s honor. In the sick and […]

Final Six: The Six Best and Worst Album Covers of 2012

Final Six: The Six Best and Worst Album Covers of 2012

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]