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Interview: Former Pantera and Down Bassist Rex Brown on His New Band, Kill Devil Hill, and Upcoming Book

Interview: Former Pantera and Down Bassist Rex Brown on His New Band, Kill Devil Hill, and Upcoming Book

Read what he has to say about collaborating with Vinnie Appice, and his relationship with Phil and Vinnie.

Review: Whitechapel – Recorrupted EP

Review: Whitechapel – Recorrupted EP

For many metalheads, the definition of “deathcore” seems allusive, save that it’s a form of death metal that has perhaps one too many breakdowns. Whitechapel are a shining example of the triviality of such subgenre definitions. On their Recorrupted EP, the Knoxville sextet (three guitarists, oy) blast through one original track, two remixes, an acoustic […]

Exclusive Interview: Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan Discusses the 10th Anniversary of ‘Iowa’

Exclusive Interview: Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan Discusses the 10th Anniversary of ‘Iowa’

About a month before the terrorist attacks of September 11, Slipknot released their sophomore effort, named simply after their homestate: Iowa. The album saw Des Moines’s nine-headed masked wrecking crew taking their crushing brand of strung-out hate metal to new levels of brutality and disillusionment, with songs like “Disasterpiece,” “Left Behind,” and “I Am Hated” […]

Final Six: The Six Hottest Chicks/Ugliest Dudes in Metal

Final Six: The Six Hottest Chicks/Ugliest Dudes in Metal

Chris “Fatneck McFlabbyass” Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. 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 freelance writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured […]

Live Report: The Black Dahlia Murder With All Shall Perish, Cannabis Corpse

Live Report: The Black Dahlia Murder With All Shall Perish, Cannabis Corpse

Chris Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. 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 a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. […]

Interview: Cartoonist Chuck BB Discusses ‘Black Metal Vol. 2′

Interview: Cartoonist Chuck BB Discusses ‘Black Metal Vol. 2′

It’s rare that an artist, much less a cartoonist, can pay homage to extreme metal without the feeling that he or she is laughing at it behind his or her back. Fortunately, with Black Metal, artist Chuck BB and writer Rick Spears have created an awesome tribute to their favorite genre of music that cackles […]

Rwake Vocalist CT on Long-Form Music, Arkansas, and Cough Syrup

Rwake Vocalist CT on Long-Form Music, Arkansas, and Cough Syrup

Rwake. The “R” is silent, the band is not. Like the howl of the starving Wendigo in the wooded darkness, the music of this Little Rock, Arkansas, band has haunted the minds of those metal fans looking for something more than the showy prog riffage of Mastodon or Kylesa, something ugly and sludgy and beyond […]

Review: Mastodon – The Hunter

Review: Mastodon – The Hunter

It takes a special kind of band to put out an album whose gimmick is that it doesn’t have a grandiose cosmic concept behind it, but Mastodon do just that with The Hunter, their fifth full-length record and third major label release. But while such a claim hints at a “return to form,” it’s truly […]

Review: Saviours – Death’s Procession

Review: Saviours – Death’s Procession

There is a type of music that is best listened to in a van. It has to be something as large and unwieldy as the vehicle itself, something that echoes well in a smoke-filled cabin, something that is only improved by an airbrushed depiction of the Grim Reaper wrestling a tiger on a Yin Yang […]

Final Six: The Six Most Metal Serial Killers/Cereal Characters

Final Six: The Six Most Metal Serial Killers/Cereal Characters

Count Chocula is an undead pusher made of fucking chocolate. Accept no substitutes.