Despised Icon: Return Stronger Than Ever

One of deathcore's formative forces, Despised Icon, are back. Recharged and ready to go with a heavy-hitting new album. Alex Erian talks to Metal As Fuck about 'Beast' and returning to the band's roots.

After a seven-year hiatus, Despised Icon are back, stronger and

Kvelertak: Moving Forward By Looking Back

Kvelertak is one of the most distinctive heavy bands of this century. After developing an instantly recognizable sound, they face the unenviable task of changing. Metal As Fuck catch up with vocalist Erlend Hjelvik to talk about those changes and the new album.

Let me take you back to a far off time, June 2010, when Kvelertak seemed primed to take over the world.

Steel Panther: Suck My Dick

"Australia was one of the quickest places to embrace us because you guys just get what we do"

Ohh you know them.

A Few Choice Words With Whitechapel's Zach Householder

More groove. Less blasting. The Whitechapel fellows grow up...

No, he doesn’t sound like Bo or Luke Duke but there’s definitely a slight ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ twang to Zach Householder’s accent.

Rob Cavestany of Death Angel: A Firm Grip

"You can turn around at any given moment and the whole thing could disappear"

Death Angel

Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral: The Souls of Black Metal

"Dark Funeral have never compromised in our music"

1993, what a year - the 1993rd year of the Common Era to be exact.

Heavy Metal Truants: Have You Got A Ticket To Ride?

"You can rehydrate with electrolytes or dehydrate with a beer - the choice is yours"

Heavy Metal Truants came about in a dusty cafe outside of Marrakesh where Rod Smallwood, Manager of Iron Maiden and Alex Milas, E

Fear Factory: Standing The Test of Time

"One thing you need to know about Fear Factory, it’s always date night and always family night”

Reflecting over his day which consisted of over 700 minutes worth of interviews,

Be'lakor: Readying the Vessels

"The album acknowledges how we are pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things..."

Be’lakor can be counted among some of Australia’s most venerated metal exports.

Chronolyth: The Weight

"We won’t ever truly conform to any particular genre"....