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Metal for Friday: “Revelations” by Judas Priest. [audio]

If you love metal, you love Judas Priest by definition. Judas Priest is to heavy metal what Shakespeare is to drama. You just can’t get smoother, heavier or a more … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Versus the World” by Amon Amarth, live. [video]

Amon Amarth is one of those bands that, if you get into them, you know you are a terminal, lifelong metalhead. Music like this is delightful to the ears of … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Only” by Anthrax. [video]

Anthrax is one of the “big four” of 80s thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament) and an undeniable pillar of the scene. Like most metal bands that have been around … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: “Veil of Maya” by Cynic. [audio]

Cynic is, in my opinion, one of the great metal bands of all time, and their 1993 album Focus is one of the top five metal albums ever recorded. This song, “Veil … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Highway Star” by Deep Purple. [audio]

For this week’s Metal for Friday post I decided to reach back into hallowed antiquity and dust off one of the greatest songs from one of (in my opinion) the … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “The Kiss of Judas” by Stratovarius. [video]

Stratovarius is a somewhat controversial band. For years power metal fans counted this outfit from Finland as one of the solid pillars of 1990s power metal along with bands like … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Would You Love A Monsterman” by Lordi. [video]

Lordi is the European GWAR. This very fun band from Finland came to prominence in 2002 largely with this song, “Would You Love a Monsterman,” which is a wonderful send-up … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Return to Serenity” by Testament. [video]

Testament is one of those bands that’s been around forever and will likely be around forever. Long after the sun has burned out and the Earth is a whiff of … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: “Stone the Crow” by Down. [video]

Down, the New Orleans-based supergroup founded in 1991 by members of Pantera (Phil Anselmo), Corrosion of Conformity (Pepper Keenan) and Crowbar (Kirk Windstein) is one of the truly great heavy … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Photo: four Roman emperors and a power metal fan.

The above photo caught my eye the instant I first saw it on Robert Horvat’s article about the Tetrarchs, because the picture, quite unwittingly, unites two major features of this … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 1 Comment
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