heavy metal

Paper is a deceptive medium. It always has been. Insidiously, paper sits idly by and lets people scrawl out visions that look like can’t miss propositions until they get into planning and ultimately, execution.

There was a time when sludgy, fuzzy metal reigned supreme. It doesn’t seem possible, but it was almost fifteen years ago that we were satiated by the overdriven, detuned glory of pinnacle acts like White Zombie, Pantera and Powerman 5000.

Take a look around. Everything seems to be moving so quickly. Today's world is a fast paced, go-go, what's next, sort of place. We should all strive to take a few moments to slow things down a bit.

Lacuna Coil at one time seemed poised to absolutely dominate the metal universe and become the next great breakthrough artist in the genre.

The rock and metal revival movement that got off to a running start a couple years ago has continued in earnest, thriving into 2014. With the joyful reception of that material by fans and press in the past, it’s time to produce and prove sustainability.

Female-fronted, symphonic metal is one of the few types that can appeal to more than the average metal fan.

Alright, class. The subject we'll be discussing this week is a genre commonly referred to as "progressive metal". When I hear the word "progressive" I think of acts like Rush and King Crimson.

Lost Society is one of those bands who comes along every handful of years and makes you sit up in your chair and say ‘let’s see what happens here.’ The band’s talent and clear understanding of thrash as we know it was so evident on their debut “Fast Loud Death” that they were practically on the

The world of progressive metal is pretty insular, so when a band makes a splash, it's hard not to hear about it.

Formerly an innovator in the world of hardcore, Boysetsfire frontman and general humanist Nathan Gray is dipping his toes into the pool of heavy metal. He's banded together with musicians of varied talents and backgrounds to create I Am Heresy, a band that is nearly certain to raise eyebrows with their ideology and unique blend of musical concepts. With their brand new record "Thy Will" bursting for release, Nathan took some time out of his schedule to sit down and talk about his band, his record, his passions, organized religion and social change as we know it. Equal parts thoughtful and provocative, read the transcript below: