Watch rare footage of metal’s biggest band performing the 1980 Iron Maiden cut live on YouTube
Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. Trivium and Slipknot. The entire Big Four. These are the most excellent onstage collaborations we’ve ever seen.
Bring Me The Horizon, Loathe and Ulver have all proven metal bands don’t need sick riffs to make great music
Orange Is The New Black actor and Brujeria vocalist Jessica Pimentel talks growing up in New York City, wild gigs and how metal helped inspire her acting
Hammer spent the day riding the rails at Thorpe Park with self-confessed rollercoaster fanatic Serena Cherry to uncover the truth behind Svalbard's new album Weight Of The Mask
Paranoid? Sabbath Bloody Sabbath? Heaven And Hell? Hammer's top writers duel it out to declare Sabbath's best album ever
One of thrash metal's architects, Dave Lombardo recounts a life in music from Slayer to Dead Cross, Testament to Empire State Bastard
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From 70s hard rock anthems to mystical prog deep cuts, Iron Maiden are the kings of the cover versions
Trivium are preparing to go on a much-needed break, but we caught up with the band to talk everything from their beloved 'Pig Pen' to their incredible recent run of albums
The stoner rock scene that Kyuss made famous: Much like the 60s, if you remember it, were you really there?
With In Due Time, Killswitch not only produced a song that perfectly encapsulated the return of Jesse Leach, but a new anthem to get their careers back on track
After a massive Alexandra Palace headline show in 2023, While She Sleeps set their sights on boundary-pushing sixth album Self Hell
From Scene Queen's chauvinist-baiting bimbocore to the genre-splicing bangers of Cinnamon Babe, Banshee and Bex, metalcore is on amazing form right now
Exclusive: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford reveals the secret of his collaboration with Dolly Parton
Photographer Fin Costello discusses the iconic shot of Ozzy Osbourne in full werewolf costume that became one of his most iconic album covers
Following his onstage “white power” outburst in 2016, Phil Anselmo’s resorted to hollow nostalgia to win people back, rather than evidence of genuine personal growth
From setting the stage for Sleep Token to making metal sexy again, Tobias Forge takes us inside the final days of Impera
Fresh out of rehab and living in his guitarist's basement, Bert McCracken wrote The Taste Of Ink - the song that would put The Used on the map and turn them into rising stars of emo