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List: Five Metal Bands Who Named Songs After Themselves

List: Five Metal Bands Who Named Songs After Themselves

Sure, plenty of bands self-title an album—but how many do it with a song? Here are five metal acts that have paid the ultimate tribute to their own bands. 1. “Iron Maiden” The final song on Maiden’s landmark 1980 debut, “Iron Maiden” is a true fist-in-the-air anthem (with a bit of proggy indulgence in the […]

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: Five Bizarre Live Metal TV Performances

List: Five Bizarre Live Metal TV Performances

Recently, Revolver presented a list of great metal late-night TV performances. But when it comes to television, things don’t always go as planned. Below are five times when heavy metal and TV collided and things got either a little crazy, confrontational, obscene, bizarre, or just plain silly. 1. Metallica – “Last Caress”/”So What” (1996 MTV Europe Music […]

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 […]

Ten Metal Songs That Also Provide a History Lesson

Ten Metal Songs That Also Provide a History Lesson

Summer’s over, and class is back in session! While you’re busy cracking open all those textbooks, here are 10 metal songs you can blast that will provide you with a few history lessons while you’re banging your head. And while some of the subject matter covered here might be presented with a bit of, um, artistic […]

Fallen Heroes: Remembering the Rockers We Lost in 2011

Fallen Heroes: Remembering the Rockers We Lost in 2011

Mike Starr, Jani Lane, Seth Putnam, and more.

Former Manowar Drummer Dies

Former Manowar Drummer Dies

Former Manowar drummer Scott Columbus passed away yesterday, April 4th, at the age of 54. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. The news was first reported via ex-Manowar guitarist Ross the Boss’ Facebook page and was corroborated by Columbus’ girlfriend of almost four years, Nancy, who wrote on the drummer’s Facebook page, […]

Reviews: Manowar – Battle Hymns MMXI

Reviews: Manowar – Battle Hymns MMXI

Nearly 30 years after releasing their debut, Battle Hymns, Manowar haven’t merely reissued and remastered the landmark record—they’ve rerecorded it entirely, and to mostly outstanding results. Arguably the band’s greatest album, it offers some of the meatiest riffs and anthemic songs the battle-metal stalwarts have ever recorded. Even all these years later, Eric Adams’ multi-octave […]