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You Won’t Believe Which 25 Classic Metal Albums Are Turning 25 In 2015

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As we count down another batch of records that celebrate important anniversaries this year, 1990 looms large in the history of hard rock and heavy metal. While the dawn of the nineties saw the United States winning the Cold War against the Soviet Union, in the world of metal the thrash hordes had fought the glam bands to a stalemate. While both sub-genres retained huge followings (for the time being), grunge waited in the wings and a new crop of even more underground bands would take thrash’s innovations to even sicker extremes. What’s most striking about those records celebrating their 25th, or “Silver,” anniversary this year is the sheer diversity of what was considered metal in the year 1990. Read more…

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‘That Metal Show’ Wants You To Show Your TMS Colors And You May Be Featured On An Episode

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The time is nigh That Metal Show faithful, the time is nigh! Now that the Season 14 premiere date has been announced, the pace quickens, the heart begins to beat faster and in anticipation of its return to VH1 Classic, we’re asking all you TMS heads to send us your pictures of you showing off your That Metal Show gear, whether it be t-shirts, hoodies, hats or whatever else you’ve scored from the That Metal Show online shop, available HERE. Read more…

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‘That Metal Show’ Returns For Season 14! Watch The Premiere February 21st at 9/8C!

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Just when you thought you’d heard the last of them, the boys are coming back to VH1 Classic for the monumental 14th season of That Metal Show, starting Saturday, February 21st at a brand new time, 9/8C! That’s right, after a nearly year long hiatus, hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will rise from the ashes like a chrome-plated phoenix to take their rightful place on the TMS sound stage in the heart of The Big Apple and welcome the biggest and most badass names from heavy metal and hard rock’s past, present and future! Read more…

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Classic Metal Album Covers Reimagined As Vintage Jazz Sleeves

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What happens when metal goes jazz? Well, for starters, the album covers need some tweaking. If you want to see what metal albums would look like as old school jazz sleeves, check out these re-imagined metal-turned-jazz album covers for Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, and more, in a project by Rafa Melandi on Behance.

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AC/DC Announced To Headline Coachella Festival Alongside Jack White And Drake

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[Photo: Getty Images]


The band who once sang “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll” are proving once again that which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Despite losing founding guitarist Malcolm Young and enduring the ongoing legal woes of drummer Phil Rudd this year, Australian hard rockers AC/DC continue to move from triumph to triumph. Their new album Rock or Bust went #1 worldwide and now the long running boogiemeisters have been announced as headliners of that hippest of all musical events, California’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. Read more…

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20 Classic Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums That Are Turning 40 This Year

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Another year is upon us which means a whole new slew of classic albums will be marking important anniversaries and making us all feel old. For hard rock and heavy metal, some of the genre’s most important records are turning 40 this year, having been released in the year 1975.  It was an important time for the music, halfway between the post-hippie era of the previous decade and the ensuing metal revolution that would gather steam heading into the ’80s. Read more…

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Nevermind The Novelty, Here’s 12 Christmas Songs That Actually Rock

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[ Photo: Getty Images. ]

Let’s be honest here, most Christmas songs suck. Whether they be pop, heavy metal or hip hop, at best they’re amusing to hear once or twice but are usually just novelty songs that are no better than “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and that song friggin’ suuuuucks. That ends right here, right now. Read more…

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The Best Kid Metal Shredders We Saw On YouTube In 2014

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It’s been a hell of a year for Youtube shredders, whether they be little kids or more seasoned players, and by seasoned players we mean teenagers. From 9-year old Li-sa-X to Brooklyn tween metalheads Unlocking The Truth, there’s a lot of young talent out there who have found fame via the internet. We’ve already told you about kids that shred harder than you and now we’re bringing you the year’s best Youtube kid metal shredders to help spread holiday cheer, because nothing blows away the Holiday Blues than some pipsqueak ripping out sick metal leads on a guitar they can barely hold! Read more…