A Very Resourceful Canadian Woman Scared Off a Cougar by Blasting Metallica
She called the lurking animal a “bad kitty” and played "the noisiest thing on [her] phone."
Enter Thrash Zone, a Japanese Metal Bar Where 'Extreme Beer' Is Everything
In 2006, there was nowhere in Japan to listen to face-melting riffs while drinking beer that tastes like Hell's bongwater. Then Koichi Katsuki came along.
Irish Metal Legends Primordial's New Album Is a Raw-Edged Epic
Stream the Dublin folk/black metal stalwarts urgent, grandiose new album, 'Exile Amongst the Ruins.'
Can You Still Be Metal If You Cut Your Hair?
Thoughts on nervously going where every metalhead fears to tread: the hair stylist.
With #KillTheKing, Heavy Metal Is Having Its #MeToo Moment
We spoke to the women behind a growing movement against misogyny and rape culture within the high-decibel music scene, and asked: can metal change?
The Enduring Humanity of Rob Halford, Metal God
The iconic Judas Priest frontman sat down with us to discuss the band's cracking new album, 'Firepower,' his love for Dolly Parton, and the continuing fight for equality.
The Metal Barbarian Dominates the Heroic Fantasies of Metalheads Everywhere
Vikings, Druids, and pirates were actually kind of lame, but the Metal Barbarian remains pure in its brutality.
How a Chef Named Demonstealer Became the King of Indian Metal
Demonic Resurrection's ultra-dedicated frontman tells us how he conquered adversity and became the enduring heart and soul of India's metal scene.
Black Women Making History
Christina Long Is Opening Up the Mosh Pit for Black Women
The creator of the 'BLKGRLSWURLD' zine talks about being a woman of color in a music scene typically associated with white men.
Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Won't Tour Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis
Tipton won't be on the 'Firepower' tour, but he's not taking a break from making music with the heavy metal heroes.
Visigoth Is Leading a New Wave of American Traditional Metal
Stream the SLC hellraisers' new LP, 'Conqueror’s Oath' and explore how it fits into a greater wave of leather-clad heavy metal warriors keeping the old ways alive in 2018.
Live Shows Were Killing My Love for Music
How taking a year off from late nights, loud bands, spilled beer, and forced conversations made me a better music fan.