heavy metal

Hatchet Dawn Releases Debut Album

All hail the Gods of 'toxic horror rock'!

After touring the south coast of Australia with Marilyn Manson in ‘09, Melbourne-based Hatchet Dawn is now heavily armed with debut album Rebirth an

Why I love... Slipknot (by Slipknot).

Love them or hate them, you can't deny what Slipknot has done for metal

It's 1999, I'm 17 years old, I'm spending vast amounts of time with my friends being shit at skateboarding and desperately trying to further my knowledge of the use of my genitals.

Machine Head - Unto The Locust (Roadrunner)

Fuck! It's good...
Release Date: 
22 Sep 2011 - 11:30pm

As the follow up to The Blackening (2007), this album will blow your fucking mind.

"We're going back to our roots" - Mortal Sin's Andy Eftichiou in conversation

On the verge of a new era for his band, the affable bassist talks to Scott Adams about all things sin.

After a little bit of phone pong, Metal as Fuck finally catches up with longtime Mortal Sin bassist Andy Eftichiou ahead of the bands upcoming sho

Seven - Freedom Call (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Confused Czech hard rock for people with 'eclectic' record collections...
Release Date: 
1 Sep 2011 - 11:30pm

Wow, what a weird album...

Diamond Plate - Generation Why (Earache/Riot)

Uninspiring, if competent, neo thrash from the US.
Release Date: 
30 Aug 2011 - 11:30pm

Why? Indeed. Oh, the mundanity.

Riot Signs to SPV/Steamhammer

Mark Reale reassembles the 'Thundersteel' lineup for a new alum and tour!

Bursting through from New York City at the end of the Seventies with three ground-breaking albums on the trot (Rock City, Narita and Fire Down Under) Riot

Sabaton - World War Live... Battle of the Baltic Sea (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

The Swedish power metallers gather together all their best bits... and play them live on a boat in the middle of the Baltic.
Release Date: 
19 Aug 2011 (All day)

As an Englishman, I’ve often snorted with a mixture of derision and amusement at bands like Sabaton.

Iron Maiden: Thirty Years On The Edge, And It's Far From Over Yet...

Pippa Lang spends a weekend at London's 02 Arena in the company of Iron Maiden, and lives to tell the tale of thirty years on the edge of the Maiden Family, with references to the 'hilarious debacle' of her first interview with the band in 1980.

"Of all the people in the 02, it had to be you!" Bruce Dickinson laughs, and we share a quick peck, because he's being hustled away at the end of a long weekend.

Kvelertak to tour Scandinavia!

Plus! First album gets a DVD-enhanced reactivation!

In November and December Kvelertak will be on the road again and doing what they do best – playing unforgettable,  mind-blowing shows .