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List: Five Metal Bands Who Named Songs After Themselves

List: Five Metal Bands Who Named Songs After Themselves

Sure, plenty of bands self-title an album—but how many do it with a song? Here are five metal acts that have paid the ultimate tribute to their own bands. 1. “Iron Maiden” The final song on Maiden’s landmark 1980 debut, “Iron Maiden” is a true fist-in-the-air anthem (with a bit of proggy indulgence in the […]

List: Five Metal Versions of the National Anthem at Baseball Games

List: Five Metal Versions of the National Anthem at Baseball Games

Earlier this week was Opening Day of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. To celebrate the beginning of another year of pitchers and catchers, here are five memorable metal renditions of the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Because what would a baseball game be without beer, hot dogs and shredding guitars? 1. Metallica Dressed in matching Giants […]

Top 5 Foods You Should Grill from Devour the Day's Blake Allison

Top 5 Foods You Should Grill from Devour the Day’s Blake Allison

Since it’s finally starting to warm up, vocalist, guitarist and seasoned grill veteran Blake Allison of Memphis, T.N.-based hard rockers Devour the Day offered up his Top 5 Foods You Should Grill. While there are a few classic choices below, you will want incorporate all of them into your next spring shindig. The band’s tasty debut, ‘S.O.A.R.,’ […]

List: Five Metal Bands That Changed Singers Midstream

List: Five Metal Bands That Changed Singers Midstream

Last week Asking Alexandria released their first album with new vocalist Denis Stoff, who replaced original singer Danny Worsnop. While changing frontmen is a rare and risky business, AA is hardly the first metal band to do it and continue on (some hard rockers, including Van Halen and AC/DC, had their greatest chart successes after […]

Top Five Stagedive Tips from The Word Alive's Telle Smith

Top Five Stagedive Tips from The Word Alive’s Telle Smith

Late last year at a show in California, The Word Alive frontman, Tyler “Telle” Smith, broke two vertebrae in his back after a stagediving accident. While a life-changing experience for the vocalist, he did finish up that tour in pain—and learned his lesson. “It sent a shockwave through my whole body and I lost feeling […]

List: Five Metal Covers of Hip-Hip Songs Worth Checking Out

List: Five Metal Covers of Hip-Hip Songs Worth Checking Out

Sure, “rap-metal” has become something of a dirty term since the subgenre’s 90s heyday. But what about when metal bands take on actual hip-hop classics? Here are five covers worth checking out. 1. Anthrax – “Bring the Noise” / “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” The New York thrashers’s version of Public Enemy’s “Bring […]

Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson Picks His Five Favorite Rock Videos

Black Stone Cherry’s Chris Robertson Picks His Five Favorite Rock Videos

The hard rockers in Black Stone Cherry recently released their new music video for “In Our Dreams” (which you can check out at the bottom of the post) from their upcoming album, ‘Kentucky.’ In celebration, vocalist/guitarist Chris Robertson picked his Top Five Favorite Rock Videos on YouTube. Check out his picks below and let us […]

List: Five Great Anthrax Live Covers

List: Five Great Anthrax Live Covers

Today marks the release of ‘For All Kings,’ Anthrax’s first studio album in five years. And while new music from the New York City thrash veterans is always welcomed, it’s also worth noting that the band has long churned out some of the best (and most unexpected) metal covers. Some of these—Joe Jackson’s “Got the […]

List: Five Awesome Metal Cameos on TV Shows

List: Five Awesome Metal Cameos on TV Shows

This has been a good week for metal cameos on TV shows: on Sunday, Metallica appeared on the new Showtime series ‘Billions,’ and on February 11, Glenn Danzig will make his comedic debut on ‘Portlandia.’ But these are hardly the only times metal musicians have acted on TV. Below, check out five more non-performing TV […]

List: Five Awesome Metal Band Movie Cameos

List: Five Awesome Metal Band Movie Cameos

Occasionally metal musicians try their hand at acting by making cameos in movies. Other times, they’re just there to do what they do best. Here are five well known—and not so well known—instances of rockers rockin’ out on the silver screen. 1. Cannibal Corpse – ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ Jim Carrey once gushed to Arsenio […]