As Motley Crue announce their return, we ask: what is it with farewell tours that aren't?
Sabaton are headlining arenas and Powerwolf are playing main stages across Europe – power metal is bigger than ever. We count down the subgenre’s most epic albums
Kirk Hammett is metal’s undisputed horror nerd king, so we got the Metallica axeman to give us his rundown of the underrated grizzly classics you need in your life
Metal’s history with horror movies goes back decades. We count down the 20 greatest anthems inspired by the screen, from the gruesome, to the grizzly, to the straight-up glorious
In honour of Judas Priest's 50th anniversary, we decided to count down their 50 greatest songs of all time, chosen by a panel of bands, Hammer staff and you...
Master Of Puppets opened the gates for thrash’s assault on the mainstream. Suddenly, metal had a new frontline, and the scene would never be the same again
We talk to the scene’s original innovators – Exodus, Anthrax, Sodom and Testament – about the birth of a legend
Meltdowns. Accidents. Implosions. Bomb threats?! We dig inside some of the most chaotic tours in metal history
1994 was the year when metal came of age, bands twisting heavy music into new forms that would echo through the ages. We take a look back at the year's essential releases
Updated Tool's new album Fear Inoculum is nearly upon us – here's what they've been up to in the 13 years they've spent recording it
The 1990s was the decade that forced thrash to go underground or die. But it didn’t just survive - it prospered
Burning Witches may fly the flag for pure heavy metal, but there’s a serious message that goes beyond denim and leather
Nergal’s black/death juggernaut Behemoth joins a new pantheon of gods with I Loved You At Your Darkest