The 10 Most Popular Stories On Hammer Last Week

A lot happened on the Metal Hammer site last week – X Japan debuted their new record, we unveiled our shocking new issue, Minions invaded Iron Maiden covers… it all got a bit crazy! But you guys wanted to read it! Here’s the ten most popular stories from the past week on Hammer.

X Japan stream historic single release

Can you guess the metal song from these emojis?

The story behind the music video that shocked the world

Slayer star in the most shocking issue of Metal Hammer ever

What would metal riffs sound like without distortion?

Iron Minions are now a thing

The Definitive History Of Every Slipknot Mask

Why your favourite bands love Sylosis

What happens when you put Devin Townsend in a cathedral?

Generation X: X Japan

Metal Hammer

Founded in 1983, Metal Hammer is the global home of all things heavy. We have breaking news, exclusive interviews with the biggest bands and names in metal, rock, hardcore, grunge and beyond, expert reviews of the lastest releases and unrivalled insider access to metal's most exciting new scenes and movements. No matter what you're into – be it heavy metal, punk, hardcore, grunge, alternative, goth, industrial, djent or the stuff so bizarre it defies classification – you'll find it all here, backed by the best writers in our game.