From the Big Four to Avenged Sevenfold at the Golden Gods, 2011 has been one hell of a year
Metallica have released a four-song EP, titled Beyond Magnetic, today. The four previously unreleased tracks were recorded during sessions for their 2008 Death Magnetic album, but didn’t make the cut at the time. The EP will be available exclusively on iTunes for one week only. “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, […]
If there’s one thing more exciting than seeing your favorite bands live, it’s seeing your favorite bands playing live together at the same time. Although the hard-rock and metal history books include more than a few eye-popping collaborations over the genres’ four-decade histories, 2011 boasts some of the most exciting. Below is a list of […]
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 […]
Metal Gods Judas Priest are on farewell trek they’ve dubbed the Eptiaph Tour. Revolver photographer Rob Fenn was at their Salt Lake City show earlier this month where he captured the mayhem. Tell us what you think of pictures in the comments.
It’s Tuesday–the day that albums come out–and this one is a fucking doozy, stocked full of highly anticipated albums, including new ones from Evanescence and Five Finger Death Punch. Check out the list of new releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning to get. 3 – The Ghost […]
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford fell off his motorcycle while riding onstage during the band’s intro in Brasilia, Brazil, last night. You can see it right when he reaches guitarist Glenn Tipton’s side of the stage at around the 28 second mark in the video below. Metal God that he is, he gets right back […]
The members of Judas Priest recently held a press conference—in advance of their show-stopping American Idol guest spot last night—to discuss the future of the band, and what guitarist K.K. Downing’s departure means for the band. Check out what they had to say below.
Oh the humanity
As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.