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News

Metallica's New Children's Book Will Have Your Kids Sleeping With One Eye Open

'The ABCs of Metallica,' which is out November 26, might make you think "Enter Sandman" was foreshadowing.
Josh Terry
7.11.19
food news

Legend Who Got Axed from Slayer Show and Swam Back Is Now on Beer Can

He didn't make it back into the show, but the image of him swimming is now part of a new Budweiser label design.
Bettina Makalintal
7.10.19
food-features

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.
Hilary Pollack
5.29.19
black metal

We Talked 'Lords of Chaos' with Wilson Gonzalez and Extreme Metal Legend Nergal

Genre veteran and Behemoth frontman Nergal watched the Norwegian black metal drama unfold as a teen, while German actor Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht plays the accomplice of Euronymous' murderer in the Mayhem biopic. Here's how their meeting went.
Ruby Morrigan
3.25.19
To Hell And Back

Why I Booked an Anti-Fascist Metal Festival

Fest organizer (and Noisey metal editor) Kim Kelly explains how Black Flags Over Brooklyn 2019 is both a labor of love and a call to action.
Kim Kelly
1.24.19
Internet Exploring

Ja Rule and Metallica’s Lost Rap-Metal Atrocity Is Worse than Fyre Festival

Watch this hilarious 2002 video of Swizz Beatz convincing these rap and metal titans that “We Did It Again” is actually a good song.
Jabbari Weekes
Phil Witmer
1.24.19
Essays

How Metal Keeps Me Connected to My Partner in Prison

Listening to and talking about music, he says, minimizes his lingering vulnerability and hopelessness, even if only fleetingly.
Liz Price
1.16.19
Op-Ed

In 2018, Death Metal Reigned Supreme

As the world burned around us, a new class of forward-thinking bands rose up from the ashes to remind us that only death is real.
Joseph Schafer
1.2.19
To Hell And Back

How A New York Hardcore Show Reminded Me Not to Forget My Roots

Seeing Minority Threat in Brooklyn took me back to my years as a reluctant Jersey hardcore kid (plus dope tunes from Terminal Nation, Sick Shit, Space Vacation, and more).
Kim Kelly
12.28.18
video

Meet the Metal Band Whose Breakup Went Viral

We met up with Witchrot's remaining members to find out what the ride has been like after their infamous breakup.
VICE Staff
12.14.18
Interviews

Metal Band Rises From the Ashes of Relationship Destruction

Meet Witchrot, the Toronto metalheads who went viral for announcing their exceedingly messy “extended hiatus.”
Mack Lamoureux
12.6.18
blind spots

Mike Shinoda Listens to 'Reign In Blood': "I'm Going to Piss Off Slayer Fans"

The Linkin Park co-founder and solo artist might be the only person who’s played Ozzfest and worked with Rick Rubin who's never checked out Slayer’s 1986 thrash classic.
Josh Terry
11.28.18
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