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Guitarist Chris Garza Gives Update on New Suicide Silence Album

Metalcore group hard at work on their first album since 2012 death of singer Mitch Lucker.

Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell Discuss Their Guitar-Driven New Album, 'From Death to Destiny'

In the crudest possible way, one that veers dangerously close to Spinal Tap territory, the cover art for Asking Alexandria’s new album, From Death to Destiny, illustrates the band members’ changed priorities since they started working on the disc.

Rex Brown Recalls the Making of 'Cowboys from Hell,' 'Vulgar Display of Power' and Other Legendary Pantera Albums

Bassist Rex Brown recalls the wonderful, wild and weird tales behind the making of Cowboys from Hell, Vulgar Display of Power and other legendary Pantera albums.

Ghoul Intentions: Ghost B.C. Talk New Album, 'Infestissumam,' and Living in the Past

Ghost B.C. make like the past 40 years never happened. On their new album, Infestissumam, they show why fans like Dave Grohl and Metallica are glad to let them go on living in the past.

Black Veil Brides: "We Knew We Wanted to Make This Wild Concept Record"

For their upcoming third full-length album, Wretched and Divine: The Story of The Wild Ones, Black Veil Brides turned their writing process upside-down. Instead of composing the music and then adding vocals as they did with 2010’s We Stitch These Wounds and 2011’s Set the World on Fire, the band crafted vocals and vocal melodies first, then encapsulated them with a variety of riffs and leads.

Interview: Miss May I on Their New Album, 'At Heart'

Miss May I have had it pretty easy compared to the countless metal bands that play local gigs for years and send out demo after demo in the desperate hope of getting signed. The Troy, Ohio, metalcore quintet formed in 2006 when its members were in high school, and within two years, they had attracted the attention of local music hero, the Devil Wears Prada’s guitarist Chris Rubey, who happened to be looking for a band to manage. A few phone calls later, Rubey hooked Miss May I up with TDWP’s former label, Rise Records, and before the guys in Miss May I knew it, they were working on their 2009 debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak, with esteemed producer Joey Sturgis (TDWP, Asking Alexandria).

Interview: Guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner Discuss Judas Priest After K.K. Downing

For 40 years, the team of Tipton and band co-founder KK Downing led the heavy metal brigade, introducing a twin-guitar attack to the genre, defining a sound rooted in power chords, palm muting and back-and-forth lead breaks that inspired generations of groups, from Iron Maiden to Slayer.

From the Archive: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica Discuss Their 1997 Album, 'Re-Load'

Inside a wood-panelled Sausalito, California, studio called The Plant, Metallica frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich gaze reflectively at a dust-covered relic sitting in the corner of the room. "This thing's been in the closet for 10 years," says Hetfield. "It was the second guitar I ever owned, and it was the only one I had when we recorded Kill 'Em All." He picks up the cheap, white Flying V copy and begins to pluck out southern rock licks in the vein of Lynyrd Skynyrd. "It still plays pretty good," he beams.

Interview: Dan Donegan Discusses Gear, Tunings, Recording and the Future of Disturbed

Whether or not Disturbed decide to get together in the coming months or years to work on a new record depends on how much the band members miss being away from each other. But one thing’s for sure: If they ever do decide to get back together, their record label will be waiting for them.

Interview: Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton Explains Band’s Two New Compilations

In preparation for their Epitaph farewell tour, Judas Priest released two compilation packages for fans, with the hopes that the releases (plus their sprawling back catalog) will tide their followers over until Judas Priest return to the studio to complete their next album.