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
Unfinished or abandoned, these are the records from some of metals' biggest names that remain lost in time
When Caleb Shomo’s demons returned, he confronted them by travelling, leaving the comfort of his Ohio basement for a life-changing journey. The result is scathing new Beartooth record Disease
Sometimes, the only way to find solace in humanity’s horrors is to channel them into the a pummelling, death-tinged racket. Say hello to Taken By The Tide...
Exclusive The Amity Affliction are throwing caution to the wind for album six – and it could cost them everything
How did Groundculture – an unknown band from Newcastle – end up landing their first gig supporting Every Time I Die?!
The ever-excitable Benji Webbe waxes lyrical on Skindred's controversial latest album Big Tings, longevity and, er, Phil Campbell from Motörhead’s shoes
Bad Wolves' Cranberries-approved cover of Zombie blew up the internet, but its success was bittersweet…
90s alt.rock titans Stone Temple Pilots step into a new era with a new frontman who has big shoes to fill