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List: Ten Metal-Approved Christmas Tunes

List: Ten Metal-Approved Christmas Tunes

Just because it’s Christmas time, that doesn’t mean you’re automatically destined for another year of watching the Yule log on TV as grandpa listens to Bing Crosby croon “Silent Night.” Instead, try out these ten metal-approved Christmas songs and get your holiday started right. 1. King Diamond – “No Presents for Christmas” Released in December 1985, […]

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,’ […]

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, […]

King Diamond to Perform 1987 'Abigail' Album in Full on Fall 2015 Tour With Exodus

King Diamond to Perform 1987 ‘Abigail’ Album in Full on Fall 2015 Tour With Exodus

  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 […]

Live Report: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Live Report: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

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

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 […]

New Issue Preview: Revolver June/July 2015

New Issue Preview: Revolver June/July 2015

You can pick up the new issue on newsstands May 26 or at the Revolver Online Store.

Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah and More on Tap for Mayhem This Summer

Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah and More on Tap for Mayhem This Summer

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 […]

Viral Video: Immortal and King Diamond Get the Animation Treatment in 'Sons of Northern Darkness'

Viral Video: Immortal and King Diamond Get the Animation Treatment in ‘Sons of Northern Darkness’

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 […]

Album of the Week: Downfall of Gaia, 'Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay'

Album of the Week: Downfall of Gaia, ‘Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay’

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 […]