Rockers Mourn the Death of Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth II, longtime Queen of the United Kingdom, died at 96 on Thursday (Sept. 8), as PopCrush reported. Rock and metal musicians worldwide are now mourning the loss of the British ruler and cultural figurehead. Queen Elizabeth II presided over the U.K. for seven decades, The New York Times noted Thursday, making her…

25 Legendary Metal Albums With No Weak Songs

Most iconic metal albums will have one or two lukewarm cuts hidden away on Side B. Even LPs as legendary as Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind or Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance will have a “Quest for Fire” or “Fever” somewhere, halting the record from being labeled 100 percent perfect….

The Truth Behind Conspiracy Theories in Metal

“Did you know Marilyn Manson had a rib removed so he could perform fellatio on himself?” “Did you know Ozzy Osbourne sacrifices live animals at his concerts?” “Did you know that KISS are Satanists and KISS stands for Knights in Satan’s Service?” Chances are you’ve heard these conspiracy theories in…

15 Bands Considered Pioneers of Thrash Metal

We know you know that Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are considered the "Big Four" of thrash metal, but who were the pioneers of the genre that inspired them in the first place? It's pretty clear that thrash is defined by aggression and very fast instrumentation. But when you compare those…