Metal

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Post your questions for Slipknot’s Corey Taylor
As the metallers tour ahead of their seventh album, The End, So Far, we invite you to peer behind the mask and ask their singer anything

Michael Cragg

08, Aug, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Mercury prize: Sam Fender, Harry Styles and Self Esteem lead pack of first-time nominees
Women including Little Simz and Jessie Buckley dominate this year’s cohort for the best British album of the year, which falters on recent diversity gains

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Ithaca: ‘We said: “Stop supporting racist bands”. Our Facebook page was flooded with Nazis’
After overcoming bigotry, grief and mental health lows, the UK metalcore band have produced a stunning new album that eviscerates their naysayers in a furious tornado of sound

Matt Mills

22, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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This Is Gwar review – bodily fluids spray freely in oral history of monsters of metal
In-depth rock doc about the unmistakable legends of heavy metal and their outrageous antics will be best appreciated by their fans

Leslie Felperin

19, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Metallica’s Master of Puppets conjures UK Top 40 hit thanks to Stranger Things
1986 song gets first ever UK chart placing after appearing in season finale, reaching No 22

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Metal, cosmic barbarians and a judge called Dick Boner: the glorious grotesquery of Gwar
Weathering tragedy and censorship, the US shock-metal monsters are still going strong nearly 40 years on. But are the giant penises still part of the act?

Dave Everley

15, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Supersonic festival 2022 review – joy and fury from an inspiring music community
From Grove’s queer swagger to Circle’s ecological visions and Divide and Dissolve’s call for decolonisation, this thrilling underground fest has radical utopianism at its heart

Jennifer Lucy Allan

11, Jul, 2022 @2:06 PM

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‘Even under war, we must live’: the Kyiv art scene determined to party
Last weekend, On Time festival brought together Kyiv’s music, art and craft communities to celebrate creativity – and vent the trauma of the Russian invasion

Vincent Mundy, story and photography

30, Jun, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Guns N’ Roses – their 20 greatest songs, ranked!
As they play Spurs’ stadium twice this weekend, we rate the best of the swaggering rock gods, from epic balladry to high-speed juggernauts

Matt Mills

30, Jun, 2022 @12:52 PM

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‘It’s like a rock opera’: Converge’s Jacob Bannon and Chelsea Wolfe stir up beautiful metal
They are one of the most influential – and brutal – bands in the world. So why have they teamed up with the dulcet-voiced singer songwriter? It’s all about breaking the rules, they say

Matt Mills

20, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Nova Twins: Supernova review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The genre-splicing pair’s sharp, concise songwriting makes for a mindblowing blast of distorted noise-pop – and destroys the narrative about who gets to make rock music

Alexis Petridis

16, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Download festival review – monster metal weekend roars back to full volume
At capacity again after two years of Covid, jubilant crowds greet showstopping turns from full-glam Kiss to musically flashy Iron Maiden and the fury of Bleed from Within

Matt Mills

13, Jun, 2022 @1:19 PM

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