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Forget the 80s – the best time to be a British metalhead is now
Not only are the legends of old still touring, but a new generation of musicians are broadening the genre’s music and deepening its political engagement

Matt Mills

14, Mar, 2023 @10:21 AM

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Land of Sleeper review – doom rockers refine mind-bending sound
With repeated rhythmic blows and pulsing bass licks, the Newcastle band amplify the volume on their fourth album and keep listeners entrenched in their heady cosmos

Matt Mills

17, Feb, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Coheed and Cambria: Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind review –rocket-fuelled pop anthems
The prog rockers delivered some of their most concise and infectious songwriting without the self-indulgence of The Unheavenly Creatures

Matt Mills

29, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Mike Patton on the return of Dead Cross: ‘This record was forged through Covid, cancer and alcoholism’
The anti-rock star talks about the anarchic thrash of his new album, playing with his other bands Faith No More and Mr Bungle, and how the pandemic drove him to drink

Matt Mills

19, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘Our stage manager passed out, so we set his legs on fire’
The singer on old horror films, making new music and the craziest bands to tour with

As told to Matt Mills

29, Sep, 2022 @1:00 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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‘It’s so alien' folk collective Heilung on world’s oldest song
Ever since the Germanic-Nordic group met at a Viking re-enactment society, they have aimed to ‘amplify history’ – powered by lavish costumes and knowing theatricality

Matt Mills

18, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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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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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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Hella Mega tour review – pop-punk’s middle-aged legends still have spunk
Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer combine for a pleasingly heavy romp through their hits, though there are spells when they lapse into cliche and gimmickry

Matt Mills

25, Jun, 2022 @10:13 AM

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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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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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