Metal

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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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Ozzy Osbourne: Patient Number 9 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The irrepressible rocker offsets his usual forays into the occult with moving contemplations of illness on a star-studded return

Alexis Petridis

08, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘We just tore each other down’: why Parkway Drive went to therapy
The huge Australian metalcore band cancelled their US tour so they could sort out their differences. Frontman Winston McCall reflects on what they learned

Jenny Valentish

31, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Static Dress review – more moshpit, less theatricality please
The promising post-hardcore band put on an overly conceptualised show that could easily afford to rely on their fervent rapport with fans

Rosie Solomon

31, Aug, 2022 @11:29 AM

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On my radar: Ed Gamble’s cultural highlights
The comedian on metallic hardcore bangers, the TV adaptation of The Sandman and where to get the best mushroom parfait

Kathryn Bromwich

27, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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ArcTanGent festival – metal at its spine-tingling best
The likes of Cult of Luna, Amenra and Tesseract grace the return of a prized weekend of heavy and progressive talent

Matt Mills

22, Aug, 2022 @11:26 AM

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