Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Corey: Metalheads are the bastard stepkids of music

Corey Taylor has told of his admiration for what he calls the metal community's in-built support system.

"What I Learned Visiting Helvete – The Store At The Heart Of Black Metal

What I think that Helvete teaches us is that there is still a very real fanaticism behind this music, even if we probably won't be burning down any churches in its name in the near future.

Monday, February 22, 2016

"The Cramps Play a Mental Hospital in Napa, California in 1978: The Punkest of Punk Concerts

“We’re The Cramps, and we’re from New York City, and we drove 3,000 miles to play for you people.”
So begins one of the oddest but also the punkest of punk rock concerts in history, as The Cramps play for a crowd at a state mental hospital in Napa, California.
The date was June 13, 1978, a time when Napa was more known for the hospital than for its burgeoning wine industry...

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"Headbangers caught in the moment

Headbangers caught in the moment
Danish photographer Jacob Erhbahn captured metalheads mid-headbang at music festivals around Europe. The result is Headbangers, a full-color book compiling the best of these unrestrained moments of metal bliss.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

"AC/DC Plays a Short Gig at CBGB in 1977: Hear Metal Being Played on Punk’s Hallowed Grounds

Punk rock and heavy metal were two genres that evolved over the ‘70s, but seemed to run parallel to each other, despite sharing common fashion, sounds, and attitudes. But then there are moments in history, where everybody plays together in the same sandbox. For example, the above audio, which captures the Australian band AC/DC on their first American tour, playing New York’s CBGB, synonymous now with punk and new wave music.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"5 Reasons This Is The Best Time For Metal

5 Reasons This Is The Best Time For Metal

Heavy metal has long been in a state of upheaval. Sometimes people feel frustrated and quit the scene claiming “It's not as good as it used to be,” while others find themselves wondering where all the money went or why they've lost their fanbase. And it's true – heavy metal is a pretty weird and fickle thing – nobody should deny that. But that being said – I think that things are moving ahead – and better than they ever have before. The simple fact of the matter is that regardless of wanton criticism metal is in a very exciting place right now, and the entire scene is profiting from it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"5 Insane Grindcore Drummers

5 Insane Grindcore Drummers
Grindcore…old school death metal’s bastard cousin. It's supposed to be loud, fast and to the point. There’s no room in...

Monday, February 1, 2016

"Watch Megadeth's intense new animated video for 'Dystopia'

Megadeth is the stuff of metal legend. After Dystopia is released Friday, the iconic band will have 15 studio albums to its name