The 10 Most-Read Stories On Metal Hammer Last Week

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One story dominated the metal community last week as video footage emerged of the Pantera and Down frontman Phil Anselmo delivered a Nazi salute and shouted “white power” at a tribute show for Dimebag Darrell. Here’s what you wanted to know about it… and some other bits too.

Co-opting far right symbolism and sloganeering is not okay, and Phil Anselmo doesn’t get a free pass because he’s an icon in our eyes.

Why Phil Anselmo’s ‘White Power’ outburst shouldn’t be ignored

One mysterious Soundcloud user has mixed together 265 different Motörhead songs into one impenetrable, six-and-a-half-minute wall of noise.

This is what it sounds like when you play every Motorhead song at once

Phil Anselmo has apologised for his “white power” outburst and begged for “another chance.”

Anselmo: I'm so sorry

Most metal fans back then didn’t realise how spoilt they were, or how this 12-month period would mark a pinnacle in extreme music.

10 albums that prove 1986 was the best year for thrash

We look back into the ghoulish past of Megadeth’s skull-faced mascot Vic Rattlehead.

An illustrated history of Vic Rattlehead

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has slammed Phil Anselmo over his Nazi gesture at Dimebash and rubbished the former Pantera man’s claim it was an “inside joke.”

Robb Flynn slams Anselmo's 'white power' gesture

Stars from the world of rock and metal descended upon a Los Angeles bowling alley on January 22 to pay tribute to the life of Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell.

Watch Grohl and Anselmo perform amazing Pantera and Motorhead covers

Phil Anselmo has played down an apparent ‘white power’ gesture he made onstage after his appearance at Dimebash.

Anselmo plays down ‘white power’ gesture

A chronological rundown of ten exceptional tunes from the shores of Oz that made the rest of the world sit up and take notice and shit the bed, cobber.

The History Of Australian Metal In 10 Bands

Skindred frontman Benji Webbe has his face slashed in a knife attack in his hometown of Newport, Wales.

Skindred's Benji slashed in knife attack