February 20, 2017 — The 2017 edition of the **National Association of Music Merchants (**NAMM) Convention has concluded, and it was mostly filled with updates/improvements on past products, but there were a few items of interest to the metal community!
February 17, 2017 — Another strong year is in the books for heavy music, so strong that making a year end list seemed unfair to every release that we did not include in our lists.
January 13, 2014 — Members of MACHINE HEAD, METALLICA, SLAYER, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN, SPIRALARMS, SUICIDE SILENCE, and RUBBLE will perform classic songs by BLACK SABBATH as part of an all-star tribute band that will headline the Robb Flynn & Friends Benefit Concert on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California.
December 12, 2013 — Extreme metal legends CARCASS, in cooperation with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, have made the music video for “Unfit for Human Consumption” available for viewing here.
September 27, 2013 — In APESHIT’s ongoing quest to speak with the people who work behind the scenes to make it all happen, we caught up metal renaissance man, Ian Christe.
February 7, 2012 — Every year, NAMM bestows upon us shiny new toys for musicmakers of all genres to make new (and old) sounds with. NAMM 2012 was no less a musical heaven for the products, gadgets, and innovations that help make metal happen.
October 20, 2011 — Just when you thought METALLICA were back on the redemption track for their near 20 year reign as sell out kings of rock music history, they go and put Lulu out.
October 6, 2011 — MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn joins Gary Holt of EXODUS, Alex Skolnick of TESTAMENT, and other Bay Area thrash metal luminaries contributing written material to the deluxe upcoming photo book Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew.
September 29, 2011 — Back in 1995, I had heard on the radio of an upcoming MOTORHEAD show to celebrate 25 years of MOTORHEAD and Lemmy’s 50th birthday. But the thing that made me really want to go to the show was the fact that there were other famous rock stars expected to make an experience.
August 17, 2011 — Twenty-three years after its release in 1988, the bass tabs for METALLICA’s multi-platinum, ...And Justice for All, have finally been revealed. Check out the bass tabs of the band’s most epic album to date here.
June 6, 2011 — Unless you’re a METALLICA fanboy in 2011 (what’s wrong with you?), it’s a universally accepted truth that Lars Ulrich is one of the worst drummers in metal history.
April 30, 2011 — After last week’s successful "The Big 4" concert in Indio, California, the heavy metal foursome of METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX have announced an East Coast edition of the show at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York on September 14th, 2011.
April 22, 2011 — This weekend is The Big 4 festival out in Indio, California with METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX. Check out some interviews in LA Weekly with SLAYER’s Tom Araya and ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian.
January 25, 2011 — The collective of heavy metal titans known as “The Big 4” of METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX have been confirmed to share the stage together via Goldenvoice’s “The Big 4” for North American fans.
January 6, 2011 — Back in the summer of 1994, I was a pimple faced teenage metalhead whose world revolved around classic rock, hard rock, and heavy metal. And like virtually every metalhead on the planet, I viewed METALLICA as the absolute infallible, invincible gods of metal.
September 13, 2010 — Nothing beats good, memorable songs and Copenhagen, Denmark’s VOLBEAT specialize in them. Their rise to fame in Europe is quite impressive as the band have earned multiple platinum and gold records, and several hit songs.
June 28, 2010 — Few artists in metal have been as single-handedly influential and prolific in the late 90’s/2000’s as DEVIN TOWNSEND. Despite amassing a diehard fanbase and the high praise and respect of his peers, Devin’s personal life was suffering.
May 21, 2010 — The “Big Four,” METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX, are bringing their historic European tour to the global stage by beaming the event via satellite to movie theaters around the world in a special HD cinematic event.
April 28, 2010 — In the world of death metal (and extreme metal as a whole), there are very few lead guitarists that can match Andreas Kisser’s body of work.
December 15, 2009 — The world wide web has been abound with speculation on a possible “Big Four” tour for several months. Now, the UK/European Sonisphere can exclusively reveal that METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will play together for the first time in history, in a move that will have metalheads across the globe frenzied with excitement.
July 23, 2009 — France’s GOJIRA have announced a series of headline dates on off days from the METALLICA/LAMB OF GOD tour which goes from September 14th thru October 18.
July 9, 2009 — Fresh off the heels of their successful and critically acclaimed first U.S. headlining tour, French metal act, GOJIRA, have been tapped by METALLICA to support the first half of their North American fall tour in September and October, along with LAMB OF GOD.
July 6, 2009 — As many of you already know, MERCYFUL FATE’s “Evil” is featured as a playable track on Guitar Hero: Metallica. MERCYFUL FATE re-recorded these two tracks specifically for the game because the original masters no longer exist.
April 19, 2009 — Denmark’s VOLBEAT continues to roll on Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood with their unique combination of thrash, rockabilly, roots rock ’n roll, country, and punk. While their last one, Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil was a quality, solid album, the new one is better.
January 28, 2009 — SOILWORK, who are set to kick off their North American tour with DARKANE this Friday, have posted their new music video for the track, “20 More Miles.
January 2, 2009 — We finally got off our asses and did it. It’s already the year 2009, but we’ve complied a list of our top albums of 2008. Compiling such a list is never easy, and 2008 was no exception.
September 15, 2008 — As one music’s biggest names, METALLICA’s ascension to international superstardom and subsequent alienation from the underground scene where they began has been well documented. Following what many considered to be the beginning of the end with the Black Album, the band released a series of sloppy, weak, uninspired tripe for nearly two decades.
September 15, 2008 — Every new METALLICA album is like a car crash on the side of the road - you don’t really want to check it out, but at the same time, you’re curious and want to see what all the excitement is about.
August 19, 2008 — Grammy nominee’s MACHINE HEAD are pleased to announce that they will serve as direct support to METALLICA for a spate of dates that begin in January.
July 10, 2007 — Dave Mustaine set the tone for United Abominations with the well-received comeback album, The System Has Failed. So what how does the second album of MEGADETH’s second life measure up?
August 26, 2006 — In respect to the 20th anniversary of his untimely death in 1986, metal disc jockey Drewcifer (creator of the KNAC.com classic metal show “The Vault” and soon-to-be new host of “The Pit” on KMKF 101.