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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing
In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
| August 26, 2011
Amon Amarth | Surtur Rising
Every hessian band duder ever will tell you that the new album is the same as the previous one, only heavier and more brutal. And even if that's true, it's hard to pull off in real life, where the will to be heavy often leads to riffage that is shrill an
(Metal Blade 2011)
| April 08, 2011
Interview: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick
You know you've made it to rock’s Big Time when interviewers catch you as you're boarding a jet, instead of loading the tour van. And although Athens, OH's Skeletonwitch didn’t happen to be boarding their own Iron Maiden-like 747 when we reached them,
Catching up with Demi Lovato’s favorite metal band
| February 19, 2010
Year in National Pop: New attitudes
Are we fated to pretend?
| December 22, 2008
Ragnarök and roll
Amon Amarth are but the latest assault of the Viking æsthetic on our pop culture’s collective psyche.
Great moments in culturally appropriated Viking history
| October 15, 2008
It takes a pillage
When I finally get Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg on the phone, I feel as if I’d woken a giant.
Amon Amarth lead the Viking death-metal pack
| October 15, 2008
The stirring pop hits of the day can’t help but reflect the refracting cracked mirror of our nation’s increasingly emotion-laden psyche.
Fables of deconstruction
| September 08, 2008
American metal has lost its heart. Who is keeping the tradition of warrior metal alive?
The Viking metal of Amon Amarth
| February 27, 2007
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