September 7, 2017 Greg Pratt
For this round of Primitive Origins, we go back to Moscow in 1985 to revisit Aria ‘s “Megalomania” (or whatever it’s called).
August 31, 2017 Greg Pratt
Quantity isn’t quality. Here are five examples of how extreme metal is at its most potent when it doesn’t waste time.
August 24, 2017 Greg Pratt
Belgian grinders Leng Tch’e are about to drop Razorgind . Could it be their career-defining album?
August 17, 2017 Greg Pratt
We shrugged our shoulders at it in 1991, but it’s time to realize that Angel Rat totally rules.
August 10, 2017 Greg Pratt
Our latest That Tour Was Awesome looks back on when Pestilence , Autopsy , and Bolt Thrower terrorized Europe in 1990.
August 7, 2017 Greg Pratt
New York experimental death metallers Pyrrhon are dropping their new album on Friday; we’ve got the full stream for you today.
August 3, 2017 Greg Pratt
Ranking the songs on Anthrax‘s classic, Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted, Among the Living, from worst to best.
July 27, 2017 Greg Pratt
Voivod rule. Here are five reasons why.
July 20, 2017 Greg Pratt
California’s Wilderness Dream are about to drop their second EP, so we caught up with them to find out why they love EPs, where the hardcore went, and more.
July 13, 2017 Greg Pratt
Re-evaluating Primevil‘s 1974 proto-stoner album Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s.
July 6, 2017 Greg Pratt
Slaughter’s Ron Sumners talks about why he formed Slaughtering Slaughter… and what exactly it is.
June 29, 2017 Greg Pratt
In which we reconsider Rush’s 1987 soft-rock opus Hold Your Fire.
June 22, 2017 Greg Pratt
We caught up with Pounder’s Matt Harvey to talk about how his new trad metal project is really more similar to his extreme metal bands than you might think.
June 15, 2017 Greg Pratt
We revisited and ranked the songs on Accept’s classic, Hall of Fame-inducted, album Restless and Wild.
June 8, 2017 Greg Pratt
Re-examining Leaf Hound’s 1971 proto-stoner album Growers of Mushroom.
By 1998, New Orleans metal heavyweights Crowbar had already released four fantastic sludge albums. But when it came time to start writing their fifth, the band knew they were on to something different
June 1, 2017 Greg Pratt
Journalist Martin Popoff just released a trio of new metal books, and we picked his brain about them.
VBERKVLT have a new Instagram contest happening that involves metal, vinyl, you, and prizes. We caught up with the man behind it all to find out the details.
May 26, 2017 Greg Pratt
The Eyehategod frontman opens up about post-liver-transplant life, getting sober, and more in this new interview.
May 25, 2017 Greg Pratt
California grind lifers Phobia are back with a new album, and we caught up with them to talk shop.
May 18, 2017 Greg Pratt
Australia’s Norse are dropping their next batch of mind-bending black metal songs next week; we’re giving you an exclusive stream of the whole album today.
May 11, 2017 Greg Pratt
In which we go back and examine Greece proto-metal band Socrates Drank the Conium’s self-titled debut from 1972.
May 4, 2017 Greg Pratt
Chip McCabe’s new book listing 666 essential metal albums is out now, and we caught up with him to find out his motivations for doing this outrageous project.
April 27, 2017 Greg Pratt
It’s been a long time coming, but Sarcasm are releasing their second album, and we caught up with them to get the scoop.
April 20, 2017 Greg Pratt
In honor of its recent induction to our Hall of Fame, we rank the songs on Cannibal Corpse’s 1994 coming-of-age album The Bleeding from worst to best.
April 13, 2017 Greg Pratt
You know the cover, now find out more about Dust’s 1971 debut in our most recent Primitive Origins.
April 6, 2017 Greg Pratt
We spent one hour in the new Interactive Metal Genres Graph and documented our findings.
March 30, 2017 Greg Pratt
In which we reconsider Pantera’s final offering, 2000’s Reinventing the Steel.
March 23, 2017 Greg Pratt
Shane Embury is pulling a very demanding triple duty on the upcoming European Campaign for Musical Destruction tour; we caught up with him to get the lowdown.
March 16, 2017 Greg Pratt
We catch up with the author of Damn the Machine, a new book about the history of Noise Records, to get the scoop on why he chose Noise to write about, the rocky relationships between the label and its bands, and much more.