A guest mix from Florian Grill, head of the Dying Victims Productions label and author of the annual zine Thrash Attack.
The Canadian He-Man lookalike was almost a rock star before mismanagement, a bizarre kidnapping, and a series of health issues derailed his dreams.
At a time when all the rockers in Cuba were outcasts, Maria Gattorno made a place for them. Now she heads up the government-sanctioned Cuban Rock Agency and has resurrected the Cuban rock scene.
Just over an hour of face-melting metal.
We spoke to Blake Harrison, one of the metalheads behind the feather-pummeling, plumage-ruffling new album Number of the Beak.
Fernando Leal is what you could call a dedicated fan.
"The toughest part of being metal in Tauranga was the sand, and walking down to the beach in Dr. Martens with your pants tucked into your boots."
Al-Namrood have never played a live show, because it could result in the entire band being executed.
Toke up, relieve yourself of all cultural pressure to "chill," and listen to some excellent, angry music.
We talked to the photographer about her new book God Listens to Slayer, which is the result of 13 years spent following the band's fans around the world.
What would it be like if Guns 'n' Roses did more than just hang out at Canter's? What if they actually ran it themselves? Steve Weissman thinks it would be like this.
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of the band Liturgy talks about making a rap-metal album that doesn't sound like rap or metal, as well as being influenced by a Russian composer who wanted to use music to predict the apocalypse.
The band recently re-recorded their seminal 1998 album because the original lacked the sonic depth and pure metal aggression that they were going for.
Listen to "Cruciform" nice and loud while you browse WWI chemical warfare photos on Google. You can almost smell the fire and brimstone.
Something about rock and metal makes people stick around for the long haul.
"River Man," from Drake's 1969 album Five Leaves Left, has been previously covered by folk and jazz musicians, but this prog metal twist will take you by surprise.
The song is slow, textured, and refreshing, since most doom bands these days seem to be nodding out to the same lazy stoner riffs.
Check this British band out if you're into EYEHATEGOD but prefer scotch to bourbon. Their latest track boasts a blend of stoner doom riffs punctuated by bursts of crusty hardcore.
Last night we celebrated our 20th anniversary party with everyone from Scarlett Johansson to Jarvis Cocker to Lil Wayne. Throughout the event, our friends and family tweeted their favorite moments of the night.
"I always loved the really slow-paced movies where things culminated very slowly into some sort of huge climax."
Black metal hasn't produced a new voice as exciting as Myrkur in years, so why does she provoke a collective howl of discontent from the metal community? Is it because fans have the same "authenticity" issues indie music fans had with Lana Del Rey?
Author Michael Patrick Welch is tired of people thinking of New Orleans as a bunch of brass bands and Mardi Gras parades—the city's music scene includes that stuff, but it's also a paradise of sludge metal and bounce rap.
The year was 1989. My mom took me to the supermarket, and I walked past the video games and walked into the music aisle. There, I met a leather-clad alien with long, black hair, who would change my life. His name was Alice Cooper.
I first stumbled across Deveykus when a friend in Israel sent me a link titled "Hasidic doom metal band!" I wasn't entirely sold that grim-faced be-hatted men were secretly composing sweet riffs. I hit up band mastermind Dan Blackberg to figure out what's…