Metal

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)

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)

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

One Track Mind: Ted Nugent [featuring Sammy Hagar], “She’s Gone” from Shut Up and Jam! (2014)

This gives me hope Uncle Nuge might just take the advice his album title offers.

Movies: Lillian Axe – One Night in the Temple (2014)

Movies: Lillian Axe – One Night in the Temple (2014)

Lillian Axe proves once again that they’re one of the most underrated hard rock acts out there.

One Track Mind: Body Count, “Talk Sh*t, Get Shot” from Manslaughter (2014)

There’s little, if any, redeeming value to the message. And yet I can’t get the song out of my head.

Down – Down IV: Part II (2014)

Down might be headed toward that rarest of beasts – an outstanding double album.