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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
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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)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 08, 2011
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 19, 2010
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Year in National Pop: New attitudes


Are we fated to pretend?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 22, 2008
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 15, 2008


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Mirror ball

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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008
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Warrior riffery

American metal has lost its heart. Who is keeping the tradition of warrior metal alive?
The Viking metal of Amon Amarth
By PHIL FREEMAN  |  February 27, 2007