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List: Before They Were Famous

List: Before They Were Famous

Sometimes artists come into the public eye fully formed…other times, not so much. Below, check out ten famous musicians who went through some interesting growing pains before becoming hard rock and metal gods. 1. Tony Iommi Back when Black Sabbath were still called Earth, Tony Iommi stepped out for a moment to play with fellow […]

List: 10 Great Hard Rock and Metal Duets

List: 10 Great Hard Rock and Metal Duets

Duets are a mainstay in popular music, but they don’t always have to feature two singers getting all sappy on a big power ballad. In particular in hard rock and heavy metal, singers can join forces to up the throat-shredding factor, make things get a little weird…or, every once in a while, get all sappy […]

List: Ten Covers of Classic Slayer Songs

List: Ten Covers of Classic Slayer Songs

‘Repentless,’ the long-awaited 11th studio album from Slayer—who are also on the cover of the new issue of Revolver, is finally released today, September 11. To celebrate the new Slayer music…here’s some old Slayer music. Specifically, ten classic Slayer tunes, as covered by a variety of metal (and some not-so-metal) artists. Check out the list […]

Ten Metal Songs That Also Provide a History Lesson

Ten Metal Songs That Also Provide a History Lesson

Summer’s over, and class is back in session! While you’re busy cracking open all those textbooks, here are 10 metal songs you can blast that will provide you with a few history lessons while you’re banging your head. And while some of the subject matter covered here might be presented with a bit of, um, artistic […]

List: Ten Great Metal Documentaries You Should Watch Now

List: Ten Great Metal Documentaries You Should Watch Now

The recent success of the N.W.A. biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ demonstrated that extreme music can be of extreme interest to  audiences. And so, Revolver has opted to take a look at some great metal movies. Of course, there aren’t too many heavy metal biopics out there (other than maybe this one), so instead, here’s ten artist-specific documentaries that are definitely worth […]

Megadeth: 12 Great (and Occasionally Obscure) Covers from the Thrash Kings

Megadeth: 12 Great (and Occasionally Obscure) Covers from the Thrash Kings

As we wait for the release of Megadeth’s fifteenth studio album—and first with new guitarist Kiko Loureiro and session drummer Chris Adler of Lamb of God—Dave Mustaine has been dropping clues as to what we might be hearing on the new effort. Most recently, Mustaine announced a full track list for the yet-untitled album, which, in addition […]

The 15 Hottest Fall Metal Releases

The 15 Hottest Fall Metal Releases

Here are 15 albums coming this fall to keep your eyes—and ears—open for.

Six Rockers Who Have Written Their Own Comic Books

Six Rockers Who Have Written Their Own Comic Books

In our new supervillain-themed June/July issue of Revolver (illustrated by DC Comic’s Jae Lee), we chat with the headliners of Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest–Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada–about what superpowers they would want, their kryptonite, arch nemesis, and much more. But have you ever wondered what other bands have ventured […]

Black 'N' Blue Bowl Artists--Including Sick of it All, Candiria, and More--List Top Six Black and Blue Injuries

Black ‘N’ Blue Bowl Artists–Including Sick of it All, Candiria, and More–List Top Six Black and Blue Injuries

The 2015 edition the Black ‘N’ Blue Bowl will take place at Webster Hall in N.Y.C. on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. This year’s lineup includes Burn, Madball, Sick of it All, Candiria, The Crumbsuckers, Turnstile, Earth Crisis, and many more. Tickets and lineup info is available here. Below, some of the artists […]

Director Ragnar Bragason Lists Top Five Metal Songs Appearing in 'Metalhead'

Director Ragnar Bragason Lists Top Five Metal Songs Appearing in ‘Metalhead’

Winner of 8 awards at the 2014 Icelandic Film Awards, ‘Metalhead,’ is a film directed by Ragnar Bragason that follows a young Icelandic girl whose love for metal stems from witnessing the gruesome death of her metalhead brother. Her passion for metal only deepens as she gets older, despite facing alienation from her community and […]