The basics of everything deathy
Dimebag Darrell had class. He had groove. Tony Iommi and members of Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, and Alter Bridge break down the essence of a genius
We spoke to modern-day axemasters Zakk Wylde, Phil Demmel, Matt Heafy and Gus G to find out who the lords of the riff really are
When a large part of North America was plunged into darkness in the 60s, many predicted disaster. They probably didn’t predict a future Saxon banger
When Robb Flynn made a teary announcement on Facebook Live last September, it looked like Machine Head were done. Oh, how wrong we all were...
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...
Primus might be an acquired taste, but at their best this musically unique and gloriously oddball trio made some truly compelling records
Sponsored The Wildhearts play 10 dates at smaller venues next month. Here's why you'd be mad to miss them…
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
In a year of game-changing albums, Burn My Eyes was truly one for the ages. Inspired by riots, religious cults and a desire to push the boundaries of heavy music, this is the story behind an absolute classic
Camel guitarist Andy Latimer looks back at the creation of Moonmadness, one of the all-time classic prog albums.
Four slabs of prime Iron Maiden from a tricky, transitional time: Fear Of The Dark, The X-Factor, Virtual XI and Brave New World
Unfinished or abandoned, these are the records from some of metals' biggest names that remain lost in time
We pit Amon Amarth and Grand Magus' frontmen against each other in the ultimate Viking test. But who will have Odin on their side?
Venom never planned on changing heavy music forever. They just wanted to write songs that were as ugly, heavy and fast as possible...
When Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to Iron Maiden in 1999, the pressure was on the metal legends to deliver an album that could take them back to greatness
More than three decades since their last album, Possessed, death metal’s OGs, are ready to show the world of extreme music how it’s done again. What took so long?
Ex-Cattle Decapitation and The Locust drummer, Dave Astor, drops Hieroglyphs On Cement Walls with his band Pathology