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Senior Editor of Revolver Magazine

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Pays Tribute to Dimebag Darrell

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Pays Tribute to Dimebag Darrell

It’s been eight years since the Pantera and Damageplan guitarist was killed. Here, his longtime friend remembers him.

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch on Rejoining Korn for Two Shows in Germany this Summer

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch on Rejoining Korn for Two Shows in Germany this Summer

On January 22, Brian “Head” Welch will release the debut album, Between Here & Lost, from his new band, Love and Death, in which he sings as well as plays his longtime instrument, guitar. In even bigger news, Welch (pictured above, second from right, with the members of Korn) will be rejoining his former Korn […]

Interview: Avenged Sevenfold Vocalist M. Shadows Talks New Song “Carry On,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and the Next Album

Interview: Avenged Sevenfold Vocalist M. Shadows Talks New Song “Carry On,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and the Next Album

Plus, find out what his (surprising) pick for his favorite album of 2012 is…

Review: Kylesa – From The Vaults, Vol. 1

Review: Kylesa – From The Vaults, Vol. 1

Although often highlighted as among crust metal’s elite, Kylesa sound best when stepping outside their comfort zone. And the best odds and sods collected here are those on which they stray from relentless shouting. The punkish “Paranoid Tempo” features the group’s singers attempting new-wavey vocals Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell would approve of, and the […]

Review: Bad Brains – Into The Future

Review: Bad Brains – Into The Future

Following up 2007’s star-assisted Build a Nation (late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch produced, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian directed its first music video), Bad Brains are back with another album’s worth of positive, Jah-approved hardcore and reggae. Although none of its 13 tracks hit as hard as the early ’80s, “mash”-pit ragers that made […]

Review: God Seed – I Begin

Review: God Seed – I Begin

Finally, the two ex-Gorgoroth firebrands behind the biggest black-metal feud of the past decade can say they have closure. This long-storied album has been in the works since frontman Gaahl and bassist King split from the embittered Norwegian blasters in 2008—with speed bumps arising when Gaahl “retired” from metal and King hired Dimmu Borgir’s Shagrath […]

Review: Steve Harris – British Lion

Review: Steve Harris – British Lion

After somehow mustering the willpower to remain tight-lipped about this solo project for decades (literally!), Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris seemingly dropped this hard-rock heavy hitter from the heavens. Musically, the group has little in common with the operatic, prog-metal epics of Harris’ main band, and, in fact, British Lion might surprise longtime Ed […]

Review: Samson’s Metal Masters 4 Turns in a Fiery Night of Metal at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre

Review: Samson’s Metal Masters 4 Turns in a Fiery Night of Metal at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre

By Kory Grow “There are so many different fuckers up here jamming, it could be a clusterfuck,” says a very sweaty Philip Anselmo, pointing at the audience in an accusatory fashion after he and a pantheon of metal giants finish playing a hyper-charged rendition of Pantera’s “Mouth for War” at the Metal Masters 4 concert […]

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe: “Thank God I’m Back in America”

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe: “Thank God I’m Back in America”

‘Revolver’ Caught Up with the Lamb of God frontman to talk about the songs he wrote in prison, what he’s looking forward to at this coming weekend’s Knotfest concert, his homecoming in Richmond and much more

Live Review: Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper, Live in Newark, New Jersey

Live Review: Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper, Live in Newark, New Jersey

Iron Maiden are a band who doesn’t usually enjoy looking backward…especially at their concerts. In fact, on many recent tours, they’ve made it a point to stay as current as possible. When they released their 14th album, A Matter of Life and Death, they played it from start to finish at every date of that […]