Metal Month

Interview: Scott Ian Talks 'Speaking Words,' Memoir, Beatles and Otis Redding There's nothing really like talking with Scott Ian. Whether the topic is KISS (one of his early favorite bands), Public Enemy (who he feels deserves their spot in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame), food or sports, he's one of the most fascinating subjects to interview. Inside Out: Metal Fans Predict the Genre's FutureWe talked to the early arrivals at Pantera singer Philip H. Anselmo's show at New York City's Gramercy Theatre a few weeks back to get a sense of their take on the community and where the genre is headed.
New Music To Know: Unlocking The Truth Bring Metal to the Junior High School SetEven in New York City, where people have seen it all, a trio of African-American pre-teens playing brutal heavy metal commands attention. Unlocking the Truth represent the future of metal, even if they aren't old enough to attend their own shows.
Interview: Philip Anselmo Talks Down, Dime and Lost Iommi Tracks The former Pantera lead singer sets off on his own as Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, and talks more about his Iommi projects, how he got Dimebag Darrell into Slayer, and what's next for his projects.
5 Under the Radar Metal Bands That Are Pushing Boundaries No matter your taste, these five bands have developed a taste for the extreme and not only turned into something that is all their own, but also made it appealing for fans across the world, and that is no easy task.
Rob Halford Talks Judas Priest's Future, 2wo, and Three Tremors
Interview: Gene Simmons Talks Religion & Rock Hall, Compares KISS Bandmates to CancerWhen we recently sat down with KISS frontman Gene Simmons, the topic of conversation at hand was the band's new oral history. As is often the case with Simmons, the conversation veered toward an array of colorful topics. Inside Out: Birmingham, the Birthplace of MetalMost metal artists and fans can agree: Sabbath is heavy metal's ground zero. But what was ground zero for Sabbath? The original lineup hailed from working class Birmingham, England, in the rubble of World War II.
Book Report: 'The Merciless Book of Metal Lists' 'The Merciless Book of Metal Lists' gets into a crucial part of the heavy metal culture, namely, arguing about who is great, who sucks, and who is a poser.
Book Report: 'Nothin' To Lose: The Making of KISS 1972-1975'Nothin' To Lose takes you back to a time before KISS was a cultural institution, before anyone cared what Gene (and his partner-in-crime for decades, Paul Stanley) had to say
Book Report: 'Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal' Whether you're just passing by the history of metal or you have been ingrained in it for years, you must read Louder Than Hell, an extensive, nearly-700 page record of the genre.
Interview: Corey Taylor Discusses Religion, the Paranormal and 'Pro Toolbags'He's the closest thing metal has to a renaissance man: Corey Taylor fronts no less than two major bands: Slipknot and Stone Sour, and has written books about the supernatural. He's looking for answers.
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