Metallica, Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold are all hugely reliable bands – apart from on one painful occasion
"I’d bought the cassette and once I put it in the deck I didn’t leave the car until it finished"
Against a backdrop of physical storms and political unrest Texan prog metallers Oceans Of Slumber stand up to be counted with 2020's self-titled fourth album
"He plays an old guitar, with a coin found by the phone": the story behind Dave Grohl's tender tribute to Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain
Recorded in Dave Grohl's studio, 2009's Black Gives Way To Blue resurrected Alice In Chains and allowed them to pay tribute to Layne Staley - with guest contributions from Elton John
Over two decades on, Papa Roach's Last Resort remains one of nu metal's most enduring anthems. This is its story
From Blackbraid to Laang 冷, these new bands are pushing black metal to even braver places
The biggest-selling alt. rock bands from the '90s weren't necessarily the best alt. rock bands from the '90s
These masterpieces by Megadeth, Judas Priest and Lamb Of God all put their greatest moments at the very start
Conan O’Brien’s had Slipknot, Linkin Park and Lamb Of God on his late-night show, but we don’t see a stint fronting Cannibal Corpse in his future
Roots Bloody Roots made Sepultura one of metal’s biggest bands in 1996. Not even a year later, the lineup that made it imploded.
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Everyone knows the anthems – but these are the songs that Maiden connoisseurs know rule
This ain’t your daddy’s list of great guitarists, but Tim Henson and Manuel Gardner Fernandes should be on the tip of every player’s tongue
Metallica frontman James Hetfield and late bassist Cliff Burton had some pretty passionate answers when an interviewer asked them about being called sellouts after Master Of Puppets
Gerard Way’s moving tribute to his late grandmother pushed My Chemical Romance further towards greatness
Christian nu metallers P.O.D.'s hit single resonated deeply with an American public seeing gun violence escalating in schools, and rocked by the tragedy of 9/11
From Pest Control to Cryptosis, the genre that Metallica and Slayer popularised is raging its way into a glorious future
"The Colonel had all the money, the big mansion, the cocaine, the champagne... and now he's King Of Cool Hill with Jane's Addiction playing his birthday party"