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Vote for the Song of the Year

Vote for the Song of the Year

At Revolver, we are bringing this year to a close and making lists like we’re starring in a metal version of High Fidelity. Our December/January issue of Revolver (on newsstands now) features our Top 20 Albums of the Year. Online, we have posts and polls like Best Music Videos. In the meantime, we’re asking you […]

Playlist: Metalocalypse Co-Creator Brendon Small’s 10 Favorite Songs that Tell a Story

Playlist: Metalocalypse Co-Creator Brendon Small’s 10 Favorite Songs that Tell a Story

Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small has released the original score for Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera. And this isn’t just your average metal record—it’s a full-blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra containing orchestral movements produced by Brendon Small and Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). The soundtrack also features the musical prowess of […]

King Diamond and Volbeat Offer Free Download of Collaborative Song, “Room 24″

King Diamond and Volbeat Offer Free Download of Collaborative Song, “Room 24″

Volbeat’s latest album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, features a guest appearance from the legendary King Diamond. Today, King Diamond and Volbeat are pleased to release the Jacob Hansen-mastered version of this track, titled “Room 24,” as a free download gift to the fans. Fans can download the track in full-quality HERE. The track “Room […]

Final Six: Halloween Edition Part 2—Costumes

Final Six: Halloween Edition Part 2—Costumes

The Six Halloween Costumes That Never Work, the Six Halloween Costumes that I Wish People Wore More Often, and the Six Timeless Classic Halloween Costumes

Sylencer Main Man Markus Johansson Picks the Top Five “Big Four” Albums

Sylencer Main Man Markus Johansson Picks the Top Five “Big Four” Albums

The brainchild of musician Markus Johansson, Sylencer recently released their new album, A Lethal Dose of Truth, which features guest appearances by Brendon Small (Dethklok), Gene Hoglan (Death, Testament), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond), and Rob Caggiano (Anthrax). The last guest reflects Johansson’s love of the so-called “Big Four” of thrash metal–Metallica, […]

Metallica Reunite with Dave Mustaine and Their Original Lineup for 30th Anniversary Festivities

Metallica Reunite with Dave Mustaine and Their Original Lineup for 30th Anniversary Festivities

For the finale of Metallica’s four-night 30th Anniversary concert extravaganza on Saturday night at San Francisco’s the Fillmore, the legendary thrash band reunited onstage with the musicians of its earliest lineups for a rendition of the song “Hit the Lights.” Guitarist Dave Mustaine, who’s made his name with Megadeth in this years since his departure […]

King Diamond Completes Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

King Diamond Completes Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Livia Zita, wife of legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond—who underwent open-heart triple-bypass surgery last November—has revealed that he has successfully completed his cardiac rehabilitation program. Zita issued the following statement: “Some of you have been asking for an update on King’s health, so I thought I’ll write what’s been going on. “King has […]

Revolver’s “The Art of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” Special Issue on Newsstands Everywhere Now!!!

Ever since that creepy witch woman stared out from that field on the cover of Black Sabbath's first record, album cover art has been a vital part of the heavy-music scene—that’s why any diehard fan has at least a few T-shirts or posters emblazoned with their favorite cover images. In Revolver's new "The Art of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal" Special Issue—available on newsstands now—we’ve tracked down and interviewed the artists behind the covers of such landmark records as Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell, Queen’s Queen II, Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven, Korn’s Korn, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69, Lamb of God’s Ashes of the Wake, and many, many others. We’ve also unearthed all kinds of rare sketches, photo shoot outtakes, and alternate versions, taking readers through the whole creative process behind these iconic album covers. Get your copy now!!!