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Lamb of God's Mark Morton, Willie Adler and Randy Blythe Talk Turmoil and Their Vibrant New Album, 'VII: Sturm Und Drang'

After weathering the potentially career-ending arrest of singer Randy Blythe on manslaughter charges in 2012, Lamb of God reclaim their rightful place at the forefront of extreme metal with VII: Sturm und Drang.

Chris Broderick Discusses His Years with Megadeth, Act of Defiance's Debut Album

For six years he performed admirably in the much-coveted position as Megadeth’s lead guitarist—until he decided that he had had enough. Now, Chris Broderick takes a bold step forward with Act of Defiance, his musically adventurous tech-metal project.

Rex Brown Recalls the Making of Pantera's 'Cowboys from Hell,' 'Vulgar Display of Power' and More

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.

Faith No More's Jon Hudson: "Music Is Supposed to Be a Big Part of Your Life, It's Not Supposed to Consume Your Life"

We talked with guitarist Jon Hudson about the creative process for Faith No More's new album, Sol Invictus, what he did during the band’s 11-year touring hiatus and how technology has rocked his world.

Venom's Cronos Reflects on the Band's Career and New Album, 'From the Very Depths'

Three decades after introducing black metal to the world, Venom are as dangerous as ever. Guitar World catches up with Cronos and company to discuss the band’s lethal new album, From the Very Depths, and to reflect on their tumultuous past.

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.

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).