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, […]
Fresh from finishing up a major Fall 2014 U.S. tour and spending this summer as direct support to Slayer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, King Diamond has announced that they’re coming back for Round Three: The band will play a series of fall dates that will see them perform their legendary 1987 […]
Chris Krovatin is the author of Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and the Gravediggers series. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and a good-natured pain in everyone’s ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions. Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival featuring Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy […]
Mayhem Festival’s Headliner King Diamond Featured on the Cover of Next Issue of Revolver — Read an Excerpt from the Cover Story
If artists like Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Iggy Azalea are the heroes of conventional rock and pop radio, the bands that comprise the lineup of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest— Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Sworn In and more—are its unabashed villains. So when it comes to the […]
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The world’s biggest heavy music touring festival returns in 2015 with the most intense lineup ever. The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival enters its eighth year with Slayer headlining the show. Additional performances from King Diamond, Hellyeah and the Devil Wears Prada will round off the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage. The Victory Records Stage […]
Black metal stalwarts Immortal just got animated in the unofficial series, ‘Sons of Northern Darkness,’ put together by Nancy Pagan Animation. The first episode features the band trying to create their own music videos with little to no budget–which leads to them not only getting lost in the woods, but also a visit from King […]
In last week’s Album of the Week poll, you, the fans, voted Downfall of Gaia to the top spot, for his album ‘I Am the Fire.’ Check out the top five vote-getters below: 1. Downfall of Gaia – Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay 2. Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds 3. King Diamond – Dreams of Horror […]
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This week sees new shit from Job for a Cowboy, King Diamond, Machine Head, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as […]