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  1. Old Man Metal

    New Release Ramón Martos' "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers - Volume 2" Released

    Metal journalist Ramón "Oscuro" Martos has released the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2015's ...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers, which was a beautiful, limited-edition exploration of the genesis and execution of the cover artwork of more than 55 metal albums, both...
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    "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers - Volume 2" by Ramón "Oscuro" Martos
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    Photo credit: Luka Knežević - Strika, EXIT Photo Team. Photo of "Crowd at Kreator, Explosive Stage, EXIT Festival 2011" Use here under Creative Commons license: cc-by-sa-3.0 license.
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    New Release New Venom Box Set "In Nomine Satanas" Celebrates 40 Years Of Evil

    Landing somewhere between a filthy, Satanic spin on the New-Wave-of-British-Heavy-Metal scene and what would become known as speed metal, there had never been anything quite like Venom's first album Welcome to Hell when it first roared forth into the world in December of 1981. Pissed-off...
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    Venom's In Nomine Satanas, a mammoth box set
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    New Release Audiobook Edition Of "For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records" Is Released

    It would be difficult to overstate the importance of California recording label Metal Blade Records to the world of heavy metal. Thrash titans Slayer's first two albums, both of which still have an immeasurable influence on extreme metal today. Metallica's first shot at a recording contract...
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    Featured 'Lords of Chaos:' The Backstory

    Rebellion is a refusal to accept the mores of one's society, and an embracing of an alternate value set that is diametrically opposed to those rejected conventions. Accordingly, rebellion indirectly reflects those norms, providing a negative image of the values of a society. As societal mores...
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    Varg Vikernes, Norwegian solo black metal band Burzum
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    Faust, former drummer for Norwegian black metal band Emperor
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    Cover of Aske, by Norwegian black metal band Burzum
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    Cover of The Dawn of the Black Hearts, a live bootleg by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem
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    Vocalist Dead and guitarist Euronymous of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem
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    Featured Was Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Really Guilty?

    On a blustery Friday in January 2004, former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland was convicted of attempted rape and indecent assault at Northampton Crown Court, over his protestations of innocence. He wept in the dock as he was found guilty. Holland subsequently served his entire eight year...
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    Featured Trailer Released For Mötley Crüe Movie 'The Dirt'

    Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming Mötley Crüe Movie The Dirt, which is based on the band's 2001 tell-all autobiography The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band, written with the assistance of Neil Strauss (NY Times, Rolling Stone). The Dirt will debut...
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    Screenshot of the trailer for the Mötley Crüe Movie 'The Dirt'
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    Featured KISS Cover Band Singer Catches Fire During Show, Doesn't Miss A Beat

    Bobby Jensen is a fucking savage. Undaunted. An absolute beast. Jensen, the singer/guitarist for a KISS cover band called Hairball, showed what he's made of during a recent performance in Sioux City, Iowa, when a pyrotechnic effect made things a little hot for him, and he completely kept his...
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    Bobby Jensen, singer/guitarist for KISS cover band Hairball, on fucking fire at a show in Sioux City, Iowa
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    Featured Blizzard of Ozz Hits Quintuple Platinum

    Whether or not Ozzy is feeling better after his bout with a severe upper respiratory infection, word that his earthshaking solo debut album Blizzard of Ozz was just certified quintuple platinum should lift his spirits. The February 4th certification by the Recording Industry Association of...
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    Blizzard of Ozz, first solo album by Ozzy Osbourne
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    Featured Iron Maiden's Trooper Beer Goes Nitro

    Iron Maiden have announced the latest in a series of Maiden-branded beer releases, and they are going back to the start by releasing a keg-only nitro version of their venerable Trooper ESB. Brewed by Robinsons Family Brewers, and named for the iconic 1983 song about the Charge of the Light...