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Metal as Fuck's Top 100 Metal Releases of 2013: Numbers 50-26

The third segment of our countdown gets us ever closer to the big one...

Metal as Fuck's Top 100 Metal Releases of 2013: Numbers 75-51

Getting closer to number one...

75. Fates Warning- Darkness In a Different Light (InsideOut Music)

Metal as Fuck's Top 100 Metal Releases of 2013: Numbers 100-76

Commencing our Annual countdown of the albums we considered the best of what has been a very good year for our kind of music...

100. Crashdiet - Savage Playground (Frontiers Records)

99. Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes (AFM Records)

Truth Corroded's Greg Shaw: "A VIP experience with us could result in psychological trauma"

Adelaide's Truth Corroded released a storming album, The Saviours Slain, in 2013, so we asked bassist Greg Shaw to fill us in on the rest of his year too...

Welcome Mr Shaw, and can I just say congratulations on a splendid new album! But I'm sure we'll hear more about that later! For now, how about the rest of 2013, musically? Good or bad?

Metal as Fuck's Top 20 Australian Metal Releases of 2013

Our panel of Australia-based metal brains thought long and hard to sort out what was undoubtedly been a vintage year for extreme music in Australia. This is what they came up with...

20. Lo! - Monstrorum Historia (Pelagic Records)

Birth AD's Jeff Tandy: "I heard about 20 seconds of Phil Anselmo's latest thing and permanently lost four of five IQ points"...

The truculent bassist looks back with us at 2013...

Greetings Mr Tandy - long time no speak. Last time we communed you were drraming of killing hipsters... you were clearly ahead of your time!

Erik Danielsson: I Never Said Watain Was For Everyone....

Let chaos grab hold of you, let the darkness fuck you...

Despite popular opinion not everything that comes from the mouth of Erik Danielsson is arrogant and self aggrandising.

Martin Schulman of Demonical: 'What awaits us in 2014? World Domination."

Sweden's Demonical released their fourth album, Darkness Unbound, this year, so we invited bassist Martin Schulman to talk us through his 2013...

Hello Mr Schulman - thanks for getting involved in our end-of-year hoopla. So, 2013 –how was it for our kind of music? "In a way it was good, in a way bad. Depends on what you are referring to...

Kataklysm: Outside The Lines

I think that the passion that we have for the music and the energy we put into it is what drives us....

A stuffy nosed Jean-François Dagenais of French Canadian death masters; Kataklysm is no

Voyager's Simone Dow: "We are just about to head into the studio to record album number 5!"

Simone Dow joins us as we continue our look back at 2013, and also looks forward to next year...

Hello again Simone, thanks for getting involved in our end of year feature! So, 2013 – a good or bad year for music overall in your opinion? "I'd say filled with promise.