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,’ […]
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, […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
1. Six All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands While compiling our recent list of Six Totally Insane Japanese Metal Bands, we stumbled upon, and fell head over heels for, all-girl group Aldious. And we happily discovered that they are hardly the only pack of ferocious femme fatales making heavy music in the land of the rising sun. […]
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Let’s start with two indisputable facts: 1) Today is Glenn Danzig’s Birthday. 2) Glenn Danzig is a fucking legend. Love him or hate him, Danzig is a fascinating, irascible character whose output with the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig contains some of the best punk and hard rock in the past three decades. In celebration of […]
When the four-day Maryland Deathfest kicks off in Baltimore this Thursday, May 26, metalheads will have an overwhelming number of bands to check out. To help point you in the right direction, we asked Brooklyn heavy metal die-hards Tooth and Weibs—members of the band Natur and hosts of East Village Radio‘s Metal Inquisition Radio Show—to […]
In addition to showing off your wild side, tattoos are milestones, visual souvenirs that tell the story of your life. That said, ink-slingers extraordinaire Paul Booth and Kat Von D (pictured left at the Revolver Golden Gods) say there are certain tattoos to steer clear of, or you might regret getting them. Check out their thoughts below—and don't blame us if you've sinned on your skin. For more from Booth and Von D—as well as musicians from Kerry King to Tommy Lee—pick up Revolver's "Tattoo Issue," on stands now.
Crusty thrashers Bison B.C.’s latest album, Dark Ages (Metal Blade), is so chock-full of memorable guitar work, we figured these guys must be authorities on great riffs. Turns out we were right. After the jump, we’ve posted vocalist-guitarist Dan And’s picks for the Five Best Riffs of All-Time.