Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah's Destroy Erase Improve

Hall of Fame Countdown: Meshuggah's Destroy Erase Improve

1995’s Destroy Erase Improve was Meshuggah’s first complete statement.  It ushered in a new kind of technicality, one that is still being celebrated two decades later (not always in the most listenable ways).   Today, let’s breakdown the band’s breakthrough by counting down the songs on this Hall of Fame entry.

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Label Spotlight: WYLN

Label Spotlight: WYLN

New York City-based label WYLN is reissuing lost, classic heavy metal records including albums from Cyanide, Leather Nunn, Valhalla and Death Squad. 

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Track Premiere: Paralysis - 'Life Sentence'

Track Premiere: Paralysis - 'Life Sentence'

Stream the title track from crossover thrashers Paralysis' first full-length record, Life Sentence.

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Top 5 Worst Bathory Songs (Of The Black Metal Era)

Top 5 Worst Bathory Songs (Of The Black Metal Era)

Sacred cows have been slain before. They'll be slain again. Today, we're not butchering yet another divine bovine (not in total, we'd be nuts and in poor taste), but rather turning the tables on last week's Bathory post, where we unsheath our Bathory collection (from 1984's Bathory to 1988's Blood Fire Death) listening for Quorthon's sonic hell-born warts.

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For Those About To Squawk: Goatwhore, Broken Hope, Xentrix, Succumb

For Those About To Squawk: Goatwhore, Broken Hope, Xentrix, Succumb

Our resident birdbrains pecks on new releases from Xantrix, Broken Hope and Goatwhore, plus a not-as-new album from Succumb. 

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Grimposium Founder Announces nordiQC Festival

Grimposium Founder Announces nordiQC Festival

nordiQC will feature apperances from EnslavedBardspec and more, plus film screenings, Q&A panels and more. 

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Craft Breweries Announced for Chicago Open Air Festival, July 14-16

Craft Breweries Announced for Chicago Open Air Festival, July 14-16

The official craft breweries for the Decibel Headbangers Bier Hall at Chicago Open Air are revealed.

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Track Premiere: Hellweed - 'Guts Out'

Track Premiere: Hellweed - 'Guts Out'

Russia's Hellweed premiere new song "Guts Out."

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Join Incantation in the "Rites of the Locust"

Join Incantation in the "Rites of the Locust"

Spin into the whispering darkness with a new track from the masters of death-doom brutality.

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Album Premiere: Ordem Satanica - ‘Monte da Lua’

Album Premiere: Ordem Satanica - ‘Monte da Lua’

Hypnotic flames crackle and beckon on Ordem Satanica’s Monte de Lua. Check out the Portuguese cult’s debut in full with this exclusive premiere.

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