noisey meets

Keeping Māori Culture Alive with Thrash Metal: Alien Weaponry — Noisey Meets

Making heavy metal inspired by ancient Māori battles has made teenage trio Alien Weaponry unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve New Zealand’s indigenous language.
Noisey Staff
To Hell And Back

Riding the New Wave of Anti-Fascist Black Metal

Anti-fascist black metal is everywhere all of a sudden, so we put together a heap of recommendations for Nazi-smashing metalheads, including Redbait, Underdark, Yovel, and more.
Kim Kelly
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Two Nursing Home Escapees Were Found at the World's Biggest Metal Fest

They were "disoriented and dazed" by the time the cops finally tracked them down.
Drew Schwartz

There is a Beautiful Synergy Between Heavy Metal and Haka

How Alien Weaponry's track 'Raupatu' contains the rage and wairua [spirit] of the ancient Māori art form.
Geneva Alexander-Marsters
To Hell And Back

Here Are 10 Dope Metal Bands Because the World Is on Fire

I'm exhausted post-#OccupyICENYC and don't have much to say, so let bands like Black Tusk, Dakhma, and Skeleton soundtrack your own revolt.
Kim Kelly

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Responds to Rape Allegation

A Twitter user alleges Keenan raped her on a Nine Inch Nails tour in 2000, when she was 17 and he was 36.
Shaad D’Souza
The VICE Guide to Right Now

All Hail This Metal-Ass Gator That Head-Butted a Guy Unconscious

We're not worthy.
Drew Schwartz

Thrash Metal Is Going Through Its Second Puberty

Power Trip, Slaegt, and Oozing Wound discuss how thrash has moved on from mid-2000s nostalgia to become a whole new kind of killing machine.
Christopher Krovatin
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Innocent Metalhead Campout Turned into a Massive Police Rescue Operation

The locals apparently thought they were some suicidal cult.
Drew Schwartz
Scene Reports

Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval

Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
Joe Henley

'True Norwegian Black Metal,' Today's Comic by Ida Neverdahl

A metal fan shows us what true Norwegian black metal is.
Ida Neverdahl
First Dates

I Went on a First Date with Metallica's Lars Ulrich

It got better, but the beginning bit was dreadful.
Kim Taylor Bennett