Category Archives: Milestones

Happy 10th anniversary to Machine Head’s ‘The Blackening’

Posted by on March 27, 2017

It wasn’t like Machine Head was in a bad place in 2007, it’s just that they’d lost some momentum some 13 years into their career. Their third album, 1999’s The Burning Red, found the band flirting with rap-metal and lost them some audience, kind of similar to what happened with Suicide Silence earlier this year (come to […]

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In honor of 20th anniversary of his passing, here are some metal Notorious B.I.G. covers

Posted by on March 9, 2017

Twenty years ago today, Notorious B.I.G. was killed just two weeks before his second album, Life After Death, was released. He was only 24 when he was gunned down in Los Angeles by a still-unknown assailant. This happened less than a year after Tupac Shakur was assassinated in Las Vegas in another still-unsolved murder. While Biggie (real […]

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Anthrax, Mayhem, Khemmis, Richard Christy & more reflect on Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ at 25

Posted by on February 24, 2017

On February 25th, 1992, Pantera released their fifth album, Vulgar Display of Power. From it’s album cover of an unfortunate dude getting clocked in the face to the eleven tracks on the album, it was instantly an iconic album. In addition to arguably being the high point of the band’s career, it was influential to countless metal […]

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Trippin’ Jack Daniels and livin’ after midnight: ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ turns 30

Posted by on March 22, 2016

The Documentary: If ever there was a visual time capsule that shows the hedonistic, over-indulgent lifestyle of heavy metal and the fans in the ’80s, its Jeff Krulik and John Heyn’s 17-minute documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Shot outside of the Capitol Centre in Landover, Maryland (which was torn down in 2002) before the Judas Priest/Dokken concert on May […]

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Korn talk about recording first album, mostly on meth

Posted by on December 11, 2014

When Korn’s self-titled debut was released in 1994, it took a lot of people by surprise. The band essentially laid the blueprint for nu-metal with the album, which was equal parts hip-hop, funk, metal and goth. The band recently opened up to Rolling Stone about the recording of the album. The entire band, including former drummer […]

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