Metal

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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
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into Ice-T, the God of Talking Shit

A brash attitude, true pioneering lyrical skills, and hardcore energy made him a star. Here's where to start with his vast catalog.
Gary Suarez
3.13.19
Interviews

Joy's Genre-Hopping Hardcore Is All About Suffering

Raleigh's next great metal/hardcore hybrid give us an earful about their new album, 'No Light Below,' misanthropy, and doing it their damn selves.
Eli Enis
1.30.19
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
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
1.15.19
To Hell And Back

The Metal Albums That Are Going to Get Us Through 2019

A look at some of the metal world's most anticipated releases, plus killer new tunes from Jucifer, Devil Master, Mar, Sanhedrin, and more!
Kim Kelly
1.11.19
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
12.31.18
To Hell And Back

Noisey's Year in Metal 2018

Noisey metal editor Kim Kelly shares her Best of 2018 list, reflects on the past year in metal, and looks to the struggles ahead.
Kim Kelly
12.28.18
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
12.21.18
To Hell And Back

What Does a Metalhead Wear to a Funeral?

Sometimes an all-black wardrobe is more of a curse than a blessing (plus new tunes from Blackrat, High Cost, Dropdead, and more).
Kim Kelly
11.29.18
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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