Metal

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Pantera shows cancelled after frontman’s Nazi salute prompts fan backlash
Phil Anselmo’s 2016 salute and shout of ‘white power’ have come back to haunt him as German and Austrian venues refuse to host the metal band

Shaad D'Souza

26, Jan, 2023 @5:51 PM

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Promoters cancel Australia tour of Norwegian metal band Taake, accused of far-right sympathies
Southern Extremeties say four-city tour called off ‘for reasons beyond our control’, with two venues having pulled out prior to announcement

Mike Hohnen

06, Jan, 2023 @4:54 AM

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Tribute to the electric guitar struck a chord with us | Letters
Letters: It is a great instrument, write Sam Jones and James LL Bennett, and playing one provides a visceral thrill

30, Dec, 2022 @4:07 PM

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Ukrainian hardcore, Nigerian alté and Red Bull-soaked bloghouse: 2023’s most promising musical newcomers
From Memphis rap to Manchester post-punk and Laurel Canyon-worthy beauty, a new generation is coming this way

Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

29, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Fousheé: ‘It’s not acceptable for a Black woman to be angry’
The US songwriter was making waves with her whisper-quiet R&B-folk. Then she came back with a debut LP stuffed with intense punk-metal. ‘I needed to scream out a few things,’ she says

Ammar Kalia

16, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Elder: Innate Passage review – ground-shaking heaviness meets lofty ambition
The Berlin-based band’s new album delivers pulverising heft and proggy nirvana at its most polished

Stevie Chick

25, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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It’s hairmageddon! Is the leather-codpieced world of glam metal making a comeback?
Set fire to your drumsticks and crank the dry ice up to 11. The bands that once ruled metal may be returning to the throne. But is there more to glam than loud riffs, spandex and debauchery?

Alexis Petridis

08, Nov, 2022 @4:42 PM

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Tom G Warrior of Celtic Frost: ‘Metal was so limited. We were anarchists’
As the influential 80s extreme metal band release a new box set, their founder discusses burning bridges within the genre, alienating Kerrang! and abandoning fear

Michael Hann

25, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Incubus review – noughties California band throw themselves behind the hits
Bringing back their much-loved early albums, the crossover band’s big-choruses and expansive rock anthems still get the fans singing

Dave Simpson

29, Sep, 2022 @2:11 PM

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‘It’s the language of rebellion’: the story of Slave to Sirens, the all-female Lebanese metal band
In a new documentary called Sirens, the band – who are the first and only all-female thrash band in Lebanon – talk about their difficult road to success

Jim Farber

28, Sep, 2022 @6:10 AM

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‘Music was a lifeline’: the record label helping former offenders thrive after prison
Red Tangent Records is helping ex-prisoners discover their talent and enter the music industry. Three of its artists discuss the label’s impact on their post-prison lives

Daniel Dylan Wray

14, Sep, 2022 @9:32 AM

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