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List: 10 Great Metal Performances on Late-Night Talk Shows

List: 10 Great Metal Performances on Late-Night Talk Shows

1. Mastodon – “Curl of the Burl” (The Late Show With David Letterman, 2011) This Letterman appearance wasn’t Mastodon’s first. But as the host said in his introduction, “They’ve been on the program before…the response was so tremendous we said, ‘By god, we’re gonna have them back.’ ” 2. Slayer – “Seasons in the Abyss” […]

List: Five Metal Bands That Have Played for the Troops

List: Five Metal Bands That Have Played for the Troops

In honor of Veterans Day, we take a look at metal and the military!

List: Ten Great Metal and Hard Rock Supergroups

List: Ten Great Metal and Hard Rock Supergroups

From Giraffe Tongue Orchestra to Teenage Time Killers to, most recently, Metal Allegiance, supergroups have been all the rage in metal over the past few years. Here, Revolver looks at ten worth checking out. 1. Fantomas Boasting Faith No More and Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton, Melvins singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne, Mr. Bungle bassist […]

List: 10 Great Songs for Halloween

List: 10 Great Songs for Halloween

Is there any holiday more tailor-made for heavy metal than Halloween? Of course not! And so, below, Revolver offers up ten tunes to soundtrack the spookiest day of the year. Happy trick or treating… 1. Rob Zombie – “American Witch” What’s Halloween without a few witches? This tune, off Zombie’s third solo album, ‘Educated Horses,’ […]

The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica Lists 5 Roundabout Thoughts

The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica Lists 5 Roundabout Thoughts

Vocalist of The Devil Wears Prada, Mike Hranica (pictured above second from left), recently released his third book, ‘Three Dots & The Guilt Machine.’ The book, according to Hranica, is “a five year compilation of poetry, prose, and general nonsense…a collection of writing that rarely finishes its breath.  A 150-something pages of what one might […]

List: 10 Great Hard Rock and Metal Guest Guitar Spots

List: 10 Great Hard Rock and Metal Guest Guitar Spots

A few weeks ago, we offered up our list of ten great hard rock and metal vocal duets. Now, it’s time to give guitarists some love. Below, Revolver presents 10 great—and sometimes unexpected—guitar player guest spots. Check out the list below and let us know what you think in the comments. 1. Kerry King – […]

List: Ten Great Metal Concept Albums

List: Ten Great Metal Concept Albums

With its over-the-top musicianship and grandiose imagery, few genres are better suited to a good concept album than heavy metal. Here are ten of the best, spanning from the 80s and 90s to the present day. 1. Emperor – ‘Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise’ (2001) Emperor’s final album was also their more far-reaching, […]

The Amity Affliction Lists 10 Items You Can’t Live Without on a U.S. Tour

The Amity Affliction Lists 10 Items You Can’t Live Without on a U.S. Tour

Australian metalcore act The Amity Affliction will be touring the U.S. with Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand, and The Plot in You. Check out tour dates HERE. In anticipation of the tour, Revolver asked bassist/vocalist Ahren Stringer what 10 items he can’t live without on a U.S. tour. See his list below. 1. Toothbrush: This […]

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 […]