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Life-Coaches, Kitty Cats And The 10 Softest Moments In Heavy Metal History

Heavy metal is about power. Sometimes heavy metal is about conflict. Often it is about anger, though other times it is about joy. The kind of joy one feels when they watch a bully get beaten up or the underdog team whip the pants off the favorites. It is hard stuff. Heavy metal is not about nice things. It is not about wholesome things (though it can be about values like strength, loyalty and perseverance). Heavy metal is not about kitty cats. Or is it…? Read more…

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#DescribeYourSexLifeWithABand Has Gone Viral + It’s TMI (And Hilarious)

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Keeping your sex life private used to be a thing. Now that it’s 2015, we don’t shy away from the once taboo topic, we add to the discussion on Twitter. The hashtag #DescribeYourSexLifeWithABand has taken on a life of its own so we’ve compiled a short list of the 10 best tweets with our own saucy commentary that fits under 140 characters.

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15 Times Our Musical Idols Were Real-Life Heroes

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-By Frank Donovan 

Die-hard fans claim that music has saved their lives in troubled times. While we’ve totally been there, today we’re taking it a step further with instances when musicians have literally saved lives or otherwise contributed more than their musical talents to the common good. Some are in the right place at the right time when disaster strikes. Others use their vast cultural influence to make a difference.

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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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by (@BHSmithNYC)

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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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Find Out About Heavy Metal’s Latino Heritage In Honor Of National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th and finished up a couple days ago, pays tribute to Hispanic Americans’ rich contribution to the history and culture of the United States. One thing that most metalheads know, is Hispanic Americans have also made huge contributions to the history and culture of heavy metal music. Some of metal’s biggest acts include members from a variety of Hispanic backgrounds, from Chilean-born Slayer frontman Tom Araya to journeyman bassist Rudy Sarzo who lived in Havana, Cuba until the age of 11. It’s a story that doesn’t get told much and surprises those ignorant of the genre and we thought it was time to set the record straight. Read more…

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15 Crazy Covers Of Heavy Metal Classics You Have To Hear To Believe!

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We’ve told you before about unlikely covers by metal bands that totally rocked, but what about covers of classic heavy metal songs classics that totally don’t? Wait, let me rephrase that. What about covers of classic heavy metal songs that completely re-imagine the originals and deliver them in a totally unique, often amazing, however, definitely non-metal manner? Read more…