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Phil Anselmo pulls no punches on Pantera, American Idol, and the reputation of metal

Who better than Philip Hansen Anselmo to discuss the current state of metal?
Cowboy from hell
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012
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Inside the Crushing Sounds of Castevet

Castevet's jaggedly angular extreme metal, defined by taut, insistent buildups, abrupt changes, deft use of dynamics, unsettling melodies, and energetic, intricate drum fills, has spellbound listeners since late 2006.
Beyond black metal
By IAN DUNCAN-BROWN  |  August 03, 2012
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The 30-year metal reign of Tom Araya and Slayer

Suicide, serial killers, Satan worship, demonic possession, hatred, violence, and depravity: succeeding as a heavy-metal band through the '80s and early '90s meant being able to withstand a gauntlet of accusations as the cause of all of society's ills.
Coolest of the heavies
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 03, 2012
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Lemmy and Motörhead are still raising hell

At 66 years old, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister is still at it, playing the game and loving every minute, having fun while so many of his contemporaries act dour and aloof.
An Ace, in Spades
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 03, 2012