Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2013. Here, Dustin Boltjes (pictured left), drummer of Skeletonwitch, selects his faves. Skeletonwitch released Serpents Unleashed earlier this year. 1. Gorguts, Colored Sands 2. Carcass, Surgical Steel 3. Noisem, Agony Defined 4. Kvelertak, Meir [...]
“I have two main passions in life: writing dark fiction and writing heavy music” Jeremy Wagner says. As the founding guitarist and lyricist of Broken Hope, Wagner is doing the latter. Here, he gives Revolver his top five songs with riffs “that will punch you in the face.” Broken Hope is about to release Omen [...]
New York death metallers Suffocation (pictured left) have announced a spring 2013 tour, dubbed the “Despise the World” tour. Suffocation will headline; supporting acts include Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn and Adimiron. Suffocation released Pinnacle of Bedlam earlier this month. As vocalist Frank Mullen has said in several interviews, he can no longer commit [...]
This week sees new shit from The Acacia Strain, Shai Hulud, Puscifer, Red Fang, Suffocation, Portal, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to [...]
2013 is going to be a good year. How do we know? Because some of the biggest, badass-est bands in hard rock and heavy metal are set to drop new bombs over the following 300-plus days. Read on to see just what we mean–and get fucking psyched. A Day to Remember TITLE: Common Courtesy RELEASE [...]
This past weekend saw the 20th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses landmark Use Your Illusion albums. But 1991 was also the year that many other landmark releases in hard rock and metal came out, including Metallica’s “Black Album,” Nirvana’s Nevermind, Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tears, and many, many more. Below, we want you to weigh [...]
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!!!