I Am Jim Jones
Heartagrams and heavy living with H.I.M.'s Ville Valo
Let our people thrash
How Swede it isn't
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11
Ten years before short hair, Napster, sobriety and group therapy for Metallica, there was Metallimania
Celebrating the birth of death metal
(Cunt Tree Records)
Twenty Years ago, D.R.I. took punk over the metal edge. Now, Dillinger Escape Plan's finding the same secret to success.
Moodier than your average head-bangers
Grab an athletic supporter and clear the kids from the room as we count down the year's best hard rock and metal albums
Infinity Through Purification (Olympic Recordings)
The brightest performers of dark rock
There's more to black-metal exporters Dimmu Borgir than upside-down crosses
This Is Hell (Century Media)
The German band comes to the Valley
St. Anger (Elektra)
Metal dad Max Cavalera rocks the thrash scene – and his Phoenix neighborhood
...came the words, 'Let there be death metal.' And Nile was born.
Hank Williams III does his own thing. Nashville, beware.
Cephalic Carnage finds redemption in the sewers of the death metal underground
On Ozzfest's second stage, sweltering morning sets are part of the routine
Speed-metal demons Slayer on songwriting-by-thesaurus, boy bands and favorable exchange rates
By Chuck Klosterman
(Scribner; 288 pages; $23)
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson on Huxley and the proletariat
All-girl quartet Kittie has more balls than the rest of Ozzfest 2000
Black Sabbath reunites to take rock once more into the bowels of hell
December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999
He may be the godfather of shock rock, but Alice doesn't live there anymore
It ain't heavy, it's the unclassifiable thunder of Freudian Slip
Sacred Reich is back together and back in action--at the Mason Jar. Who says you can never hear that thrash music again?
The speed metallurgists in Sepultura went into the rain forests to find their Roots
Can Earth A.D. 1996 take a Glenn Danzig-less, Jerry Only-led Misfits seriously?
The reunited Who and Sex Pistols cheat death one more time
Heavy-metal cowboys Pantera don't play none of that "hokey-pokey music"
A sampler box of the best (worst) heavy-metal lyrics of the '80s
Ol' Spider Eyes is back with a new summer tour--but this time, he's left the guillotine at home
ACTUALLY, AN AUTOPSY ON THE NASTIEST BAND IN DEATH METAL