Nu Metal

Essays

Somehow Nickelback Made Ice Cube's Meathead Racing Flick 'Torque' a Classic

Fifteen years after its release, we look back on the sappy bro soundtracks that defined the nativist exceptionalism of the post-9/11 years.
Gary Suarez
1.24.19
Premieres

This New Compilation Wants to Share Mongolian Folk Metal With the World

Stream 'Sound of the Raging Steppe,' a new compilation of five Mongolian and Kazakh folk-influenced heavy metal bands.
Kim Kelly
11.14.18
Food

KoЯn Makes Artisanal Nü Metal Coffee Now, Get Used to It

The 00s-angst-rock Beatles have also partnered up to release branded wares at Umami Burger and Urban Outfitters.
Luke Winkie
10.10.18
Predictive Text Reviews

We Had an iPhone's Predictive Text Review Classic Nu Metal Albums

Apple's algorithms did a better job of explaining Limp Bizkit than we ever could, anyway.
Dan Ozzi
10.9.18
To Hell And Back

We Should Be Hopeful About Metal's Future

How two young Japanese girls convinced me that metal is changing for the better (plus new tunes from Carpe Noctem, Minority Threat, Domkraft, To End It All, and more).
Kim Kelly
10.4.18
Noisey

The Story of Indigo Ranch, the Improbably Beautiful Birthplace of Nu Metal

For six years, a 60-acre ranch in Malibu reverberated with some of the harshest music ever put to tape. Then it all burned to the ground.
Andy Hermann
8.27.18
beeves

Staind and Limp Bizkit Are Beefing Because Apparently It's 1999

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland fired shots at Aaron Lewis from Staind on a podcast; Lewis called Borland a "bougie motherfucker." I love the smell of beef in the morning.
Lauren O'Neill
4.17.18
Major Keys

I Am Still Livid About the Shitty Drum Sound on Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"

A deep dive into what this alt-rock classic's terrible snare tone has in common with 311 and Limp Bizkit.
Phil Witmer
3.28.18
Music

Turnstile Are Here to Save Hardcore, LMAO JK They Don’t Give a Shit

Vocalist Brendan Yates spills the details on how the band approached 'Time & Space,' why they signed to Roadrunner, and that Diplo collaboration everyone’s confused about.
David Anthony
2.22.18
we saw this

Linkin Park's Tribute to Chester Bennington Was Powerful and Cathartic

"Linkin Park and Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington" at the Hollywood Bowl did exactly what it sought to do: celebrate life.
Ben Grenrock
10.30.17
Essays

Linkin Park Provided Vital Inspiration for Nepal's Rocker Kids

As bombs fell around them, Chester Bennington's lyrics resonated with and inspired an entire generation of Nepalese metalheads.
Tulika Bose
7.26.17
In Memoriam

Chester Bennington and Linkin Park Made It OK to Be Weird

The singer and his band provided an eternal soundtrack for frustration, anger, and loneliness.
Kim Kelly
7.21.17
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