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Hear Why Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Loves Being A Metal God In ‘Rock Icons’ Sneak Peek

This Saturday night on Rock Icons, find out what it takes to be a true metal god when the show profiles legendary Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford. Long known as one of the defining singers in heavy metal music, Halford turned personal pain into platinum with his glass-breaking falsetto wails on some of the greatest metal music of all time. Read more…

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6.66 Hot Points Of The ’80s Heavy Metal Satanic Panic

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Demonic backward messages on rock records! Nationwide underground devil worship! Live nude human sacrifices! Sex! Drugs! Booze! Cults! Suicide! Murder! And all of it set to a completely kickass heavy metal soundtrack!

Such were the suspected deviancies that defined a peculiar unholy hysteria that beset America in the 1980s that, in the (relatively) saner times since, has been labeled “the Satanic Panic.”

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Chris Holmes’ “Let It Roar” Leads Our List Of Awesomely Terrible Heavy Metal Videos

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“It’s a fine line between stupid and clever.”

No declaration has better nailed the perilous edge strutted by heavy metal than that perfect nugget from the 1984 cinematic masterpiece, This is Spinal Tap.

With its devils and darkness, leather and lust, and makeup and fire and blood, heavy metal courts cheesiness with every down-tuned power chord, wailing vocal, and solo break. Naturally, the genre has teetered over into campy overkill most often via music videos.

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13 Sick Songs About The Most Horrible Serial Killers Of All Time

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The acclaimed podcast Serial concluded last night and has had fans on the edge of their seats during its first season with its in depth investigation of the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. It’s success is no surprise as nearly all humans share a morbid fascination with murder, which has manifested itself in art from the tragedies of ancient Greece through the “Murder Ballads” of the 17th century and modern day cable dramas such as Dexter and True Detective. Killers, and particularly serial killers, became a favorite song topic of punk rock bands in the late ’70s.

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‘That Metal Show’ Hosts Eddie, Don And Jim Share Their Top 5 Metal Albums Of The Year

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The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah started last night and Christmas is just a week away so what better time to stuff your stockings with the gift that keeps on giving, that’s right, HEAVY F**KING METAL! And who better to tell you about the greatest metal albums of the year than Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, the hosts of That Metal Show, the only show on television about all things heavy metal and hard rock. Whether your tastes run from old schoolers like Judas Priest and Ace Frehely, or newer bands such as Kyng or King 810, it’s been a great year for loud guitars and killer riffs. See what albums the TMS boys rocked to in 2014 and tune in to VH1 Classic next year when That Metal Show returns. Read more…

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Judas Priest And Steel Panther Finish Tour In Style With Epic On-Stage Metal Collab


Metalheads might have mixed feelings about the pairing, but there’s no denying the affection tourmates Judas Priest and Steel Panther feel for each other. This manifested itself at the final stop of their tour together when metal god Rob Halford brought the Panthers up on stage to sing their heavy metal classic “Living After Midnight,” which you can watch above. Sure when band might have helped create the world’s loudest genre and the other at times seem like ironic-interlopers, but both bands and their fans stand united in their love of heavy f–king metal.  Read more…

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Classic Heavy Metal Album Covers Come To Life In 10 Eye Popping GIFs

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One of the visual calling cards of heavy metal music is it’s awesome album cover artwork. From the blown out post-hippie designs adorning Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath records to the fantasy-themed illustrations of Dio and Iron Maiden and going to the extreme with thrash and death metal’s graphic portrayals of violence and brutality, eye popping cover art is as essential to the genre as distorted guitars and high-pitched singing. Read more…

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Rock N’ Roll Outlaws And Iron Horses: 15 Badass Photos Of Rockers On Motorcycles

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Here it is Wednesday morning and you’re no doubt suffering PTSD from another nail-biting and horrifically violent episode of everybody’s favorite biker drama, Sons Of Anarchy. But way before SAMCRO brought 1%er culture into people’s living rooms, rock n’ rollers were scaring norms and singing tomes to badasses and their two-wheeled death machines. From Steppenwolf‘s ode to getting out on that highway, “Born To Be Wild,” to Motörhead‘s Hell’s Angels tribute “Iron Horse/Born to Lose,” outlaw rockers have always had a great affinity for outlaw bikers and some of them have been known to mount a steel horse from time to time as well.  Read more…