Joe Aprill’s Top Albums of 2020
Joe Aprill lists his favorite albums of 2020, including some surprises, comebacks, and fulfilled potential.
Born to Lose, Lived to Win: 40 Years of Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades”
We gathered up a posse of metallic hellraisers, from young rebels to grizzled veterans, to recount memories and love for one of the greatest albums to serve as nexus for metal, punk, and rock n’ roll. Featuring members of Repulsion, Midnight, Incantation, Goatwhore, and more.
Revel in the Frigid Neon Violence of Bergeton’s “Miami Murder” (Album Premiere)
Mayhem's Teloch delves into the realms of menacing synthwave -- we're streaming his new album in full.
Entering the Realm of Giants: Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson Discusses “Utgard”
We talked with founding Enslaved member Grutle Kjellson about their upcoming album "Utgard," the band's livestream series, and dealing with 2020's unique challenges.
Zombi’s Steve Moore on “2020” The Album, The Year, and The Mood (Interview)
Acclaimed proggy synthwave duo Zombi's Steve Moore (synths, guitars, bass) talks at length with us about the project's latest release "2020," film scores, touring, and so much more.
Entombed’s “Left Hand Path” Still Buzzsaws Our Heads Clean Off 30 Years Later
We invited Artificial Brain's Will Smith, Necrot's Sonny Reinhardt, and 20 Buck Spin's Dave Adelson to weigh in with us on how kickass Entombed's debut album was (and still is) -- it released 30 years ago today.
Paradise Lost Vocalist Nick Holmes on Doom, Dirge, “Obsidian,” and Horror (Interview)
We chat at length with Nick Holmes, vocalist of legendary doom metal outfit Paradise Lost, about their 16th full-length "Obsidian" album out tomorrow, plus so much more.
Dark Rock in the Sky: Secrets of the Moon’s “Black House” (Michael Zech Interview + Album …
German gothic rock band Secrets of the Moon have enjoyed a storied history that now culminates in a monumental seventh full-length "Black House" -- check out an early full stream plus our in-depth interview with guitarist Michael Zech.
Cirith Ungol; or, The Champions of Heavy Metal’s Unwavering Spirit (Full Band Interview)
We conducted an extensive full-band interview with Cirith Ungol whose first full-length in 29 years (yes, you read that right) hits shelves tomorrow. It's called "Forever Black," and heavy metal doesn't get much more ultimate than this.
Bathory’s “Hammerheart” Still Fills Our Viking Hearts 30 Years Later
Bathory's legendary foray into the new sounds of viking metal made waves which still ripple nearly a third of a century later. Here's some history and personal reflection on what "Hammerheart" would come to be, and mean.