Metallica’s iconic second album Ride The Lightning did more than turn the band into stars – it forced the world to take thrash metal seriously
Ice T doesn’t do house parties. So when the Body Count frontman offered to show us around his New Jersey mega-pad, we weren’t going to say no
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One of the most formidable characters in heavy music, Ministry's Al Jourgensen has done it all in every sense of the word. This is his story.
Ben Weinman has spent the last 20 years kicking and screaming with The Dillinger Escape Plan, and now he’s channelling his energy into Party Smasher Inc – a new venture he hopes will transform
In 2010, 20 years after its original release, Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown tell Metal Hammer the story behind Pantera’s classic breakthrough album.