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Rob Halford Hammering Away on Well-Tempered Metal

With screaming twin lead guitars, jackhammer rhythm, songs glorifying reckless badassedness and a four-octave-range frontman clad in more leather than Ron Burgundy’s book collection, Judas Priest have been objects of profane idolatry for nearly four decades.
YES! Weekly  |  Ryan Snyder  |  11-28-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

A North Little Rock Metal Band with a Following That Extends Across the Worldnew

Rwake. The R is silent, so say “Wake.” Or, if you're the type who believes in pronouncing words with all intended flourish (if you, say, relish pronouncing Chile “Chil-ay” instead of “Chili”) try it loudly slurred and phlegmatic.
Arkansas Times  |  Lindsey Millar  |  03-11-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Metal Stalwarts Dying Fetus Take on an Empire With Clawsnew

Pared down to a three-piece Baltimore's Dying Fetus should possess a diminished sonic presence. However, such is definitely not the case with Descend Into Depravity; indeed, the band sounds absolutely recharged.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  10-07-2009  |  Reviews

Husband-and-Wife Duo Jucifer Are no Sonny and Chernew

At every Jucifer show, a very tall and very, very loud wall of amps stand sentinel behind the band, floor to ceiling -- stacked neatly at some shows, haphazardly arranged on top of each other at others. That wall of amps is not simply loud -- it's practically the third member of the band.
The Inlander  |  Leah Sottile  |  10-07-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

For Slayer, 30 is the New 666new

It's hard to imagine, but Slayer -- hailed as one of the greatest metal bands of all time -- is quickly approaching 30.
San Antonio Current  |  Josh Fernandez  |  08-12-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Brutal Truth: Interviewing Grindcore Bassist Dan Lilkernew

Brutal Truth, founded in 1990 by ex-Anthrax bassist Dan Lilker, has bookended the last decade by breaking up, reforming, and releasing arguably its finest record this year. In this Q&A Lilker discusses the band's recent history and metal's subgenres.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Byrne  |  08-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Belated Glory of Anvilnew

The recent success of the documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil has brought the mostly obscure, longtime metal band Anvil more mainstream attention than they've ever enjoyed.
Boston Phoenix  |  Daniel Brockman  |  07-23-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Anvil!': Rock of Agesnew

This documentary celebrates the unknown legends of heavy metal.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

Judas Priest Finds No Rust on 'British Steel'new

The band's 1980 release British Steel has legs. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the English heavy metal five-piece play it in its entirety on their current tour.
NOW Magazine  |  Carla Gillis  |  07-13-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Leaving the Lights On: Cannibal Corpse's 'Evisceration Plague'new

If you're an extreme metalhead with any sense of history, Evisceration Plague likely sounds better than it is.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jarret Keene  |  04-16-2009  |  Reviews

The Black Dahlia Murder Keeps Death Alivenew

Michigan's the Black Dahlia Murder have been trying to shake the metalcore tag ever since they first got started in 2001. A shame, really, because they are about as molten metal as it gets.
Montreal Mirror  |  Johnson Cummins  |  12-15-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Listening to Mudvayne's Latest is About as Enjoyable as Being Castratednew

If The New Game is a sign of things to come, then it is game over for Mudvayne.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jon Hobson  |  12-11-2008  |  Reviews

With 'Shogun,' Trivium Has its First Epic Albumnew

Shogun is the first album on which Trivium does not sound too much like other bands.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jon Hobson  |  12-04-2008  |  Reviews

New Documentary 'Global Metal' Moshes with the Universality of Heavy Metalnew

"It was my experience in high school that all the metalheads were pretty nice guys," says Scot McFadyen. He thinks for most metal fans a genuine awareness, respect and compassion for people "overrides wanting to appear badass."
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Staff  |  11-18-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Meanderthal' Has Melody and Weightnew

Torche -- the "e" is silent -- tours to promote one of the year's best metal albums.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  11-14-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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