Metal

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Burke Shelley, frontman with Welsh rock band Budgie, dies aged 71
Singer and bassist who helped inspire British heavy metal dies in sleep at Cardiff hospital

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022
UK rap’s biggest star goes on tour, Wet Leg drop a deadpan debut and Rosalía gets into reggaeton. Here are the albums, concerts and tours the big hitters have in store

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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‘Doom metal’ organist’s Paris show cancelled amid Catholic protests
Anna von Hausswolff’s show pulled owing to security fears as Catholic protesters rally against artist’s ‘satanist’ music

Laura Snapes

09, Dec, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Converge & Chelsea Wolfe: Bloodmoon: I review – an explosive combination
The band’s long-awaited collaboration with dark rocker Wolfe is slower and more melodic than their usual albums, yet even heavier

Matt Mills

19, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Musician Emma Ruth Rundle: ‘What I have to offer is the ugliness of things’
The gothic folk artist’s addiction issues began at 12 and lasted for more than 20 years, exacerbated by a rock’n’roll marriage. Now single and sober, clarity fills her starkly beautiful new album

Rosie Solomon

09, Nov, 2021 @1:51 PM

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‘You’ve got long hair, I’ve got long hair!’ The loud, joyful community of rock bars
With strong drinks and stronger music, rock bars are fiercely independent havens for UK metalheads, who have been donating thousands to keep them alive after Covid

Hannah May Kilroy

28, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Tom Morello: ‘We came within a baby’s breath of a fascist coup in the US’
Lockdown and ‘looking after the grandmas’ may have kept the Rage Against the Machine guitarist away from recent protests – but he refuses to be silenced

Alexis Petridis

09, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Racism is rampant’: Alien Weaponry, the metal band standing up for Māori culture
The New Zealand trio have gone global thanks to their forthright Māori-language songs, which confront colonial history and ongoing inequality

Matt Mills

28, Sep, 2021 @7:44 AM

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Bring Me the Horizon review – clearly the UK’s greatest rock band right now
With Cybermen cheerleaders, hazmat suits and gigantic mosh pits, there’s a gloriously daft energy to the pop-metallers’ emotional, earth-shaking return

Chris Lord

22, Sep, 2021 @10:50 AM

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Employed to Serve: Conquering review – thrilling, gut-churning metal
The brilliant Woking band get heavier than ever, causing motion sickness with their animalistic, groove-laden songs

Harry Sword

17, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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