Metal

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

It was fast, heavy — and on occasion, gnarly and ugly, as metal should be.

Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls (2014)

Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls (2014)

Not bad for a bunch of old dogs who aren’t supposed to have any bite left.

‘So laid back, and yet it’s so intense’: Deep Purple confirms new album for 2015, talks best ever

‘So laid back, and yet it’s so intense’: Deep Purple confirms new album for 2015, talks best ever

After eight years between releases, Roger Glover says “we can’t wait that long.”

Quiet Riot – 10 (2014)

Quiet Riot – 10 (2014)

This is not how I want to remember a band that was so important in my life.

Arch Enemy – War Eternal (2014)

Arch Enemy – War Eternal (2014)

The addition of Alissa White-Gluz leads to one of Arch Enemy’s best overall efforts to date.

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

‘We were clueless; it had no teeth’: Paul Stanley on the Kiss album he still can’t stand

“We were so full of ourselves,” he says, “that we forgot why we started making music.”

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Hard Rock and Metal): Anti-Mortem, Down, Lacuna Coil

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Hard Rock and Metal): Anti-Mortem, Down, Lacuna Coil

10 early favorites, plus some great stuff to look forward to later this year.

Something Else! Interview: Ted Nugent on his new music, the great outdoors and the state of the union

Something Else! Interview: Ted Nugent on his new music, the great outdoors and the state of the union

Could we possibly see … Ted Nugent for president?

Body Count – Manslaughter (2014)

Body Count – Manslaughter (2014)

This long-awaited follow up is, in some ways, superior to their debut album.

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “Drink” from Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “Drink” from Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)

Will Alestorm’s pirate metal schtick ever get old? Man, I hope not.