Update Vinnie Paul, who co-founded Pantera and played with bands including Damageplan and Hellyeah, has died at the age of 54
Macca takes James Cordon on an unforgettable trip through Liverpool in latest episode of Carpool Karaoke
Tarja Turunen releases live video for her track Undertaker - taken from her upcoming album Act II
Thunder will play their annual Christmas show on December 21 – as frontman Danny Bowes teases band’s future plans
Drummer Ray Hearne reports that work is well under way on the follow-up to 2016’s Affinity - and they’re in the studio with Adam "Nolly" Getgood
Devin Townsend Project launch video for Regulator – taken from upcoming album Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv
Exclusive Clifford’s 1972 album Cosmo and Fogerty’s Excalibur from the same year released today on vinyl and digital platforms – listen to Clifford’s Regret It (For the Rest of Your Life)
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen reports that Def Leppard have been working on three new tracks - says he loves the direction of the material
Enslaved drummer Cato Bekkevold announces that he’s leaving the band amicably after 15 years to spend more time with his family
On this week's podcast we debate whether phones ruin gigs and which metal musician would be the best Gandalf
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France's Gojira face off against Norway's Immortal in the penultimate match of the opening round
England's Iron Maiden take on Germany's Rammstein in the opening round of the Heavy Metal World Cup
Ever wonder what classic World Cup moments would look like on cup-winning album sleeves? Wonder no more…
Trent Reznor's merry men return with an album that sounds "like the end of music" and a bit like Slaves "if they were strapped to the bonnet of a truck with their nipples wired up to the battery and their arses stuffed full of asbestos."
Reissue with-added-live-tracks of Megadeth's debut reminds you of just how thrilling the band were.
Trent Reznor completes his new Nine Inch Nails trilogy in terrifying fashion with Bad Witch
Floridian power metal troupe Kamelot get cerebral with an ambitious concept on The Shadow Theory
Nordic visionaries Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvikfind new worlds to explore with Hugsjá