Guest Editorial

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Jesse Matthewson from KEN mode

August 23, 2018

To celebrate the release of their new album, Loved, we caught up with KEN mode guitarist/vocalist Jesse Matthewson to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on Underground Metal’s Enduring Gender Bias

May 17, 2018

The guitarist/vocalist of English metal band Svalbard pens a guest editorial about her experiences as a woman in the underground metal scene.

Rank and Defile: Shane Embury Orders Napalm Death’s Albums from Worst to Best

December 13, 2017

Taken from the pages of our limited edition Napalm Death Special Issue, Napalm’s legendary bassist orders the extreme metal institution’s LP discography.

Cannabis Corpse Premiere New Song, Pick 10 Favorite Albums to Smoke To

August 31, 2017

Embark on “The 420th Crusade” with Cannabis Corpse before reading bassist/vocalist LandPhil’s ten favorite albums to smoke pot to.

The Top 10 Metal Songs About Chains

August 29, 2017

In which we consider the top 10 songs about a quintessential heavy metal topic: chains.

GUEST EDITORIAL: METALLIC HARDCORE TRAILBLAZER MATT FOX SETS ASIDE PRE-TEEN WAR ON WHAM! TO EULOGIZE GEORGE MICHAEL (AND OTHERS)

January 11, 2017

Considering the inventive, meditative, cagey nature of the top-shelf metallic hardcore he’s long delivered as guitarist of Shai Hulud, it perhaps will not come as too much of a surprise for readers to learn Matthew Fox is also one of the more introspective, thoughtful, intelligent interviews in the kingdom of heaviness. So when Fox said written a long piece on wrestling with how to commemorate the end of 2016 deaths of major figures from his childhood who took a backseat — then and now — to his heavy metal and hardcore heroes…well, we jumped at the opportunity to publish it as a guest column. Read on, friends…

10 Not-So-Obvious Influences on Fight Amp

November 2, 2016

All loud things must come to end. And that is why Fight Amp have decided to break up. The band’s own Mike McGinnis offers this eulogy: a list of surprising influences you may not have picked up on.