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From Hardcore to Hip Hop: Nick Noro Releases Newest Album, Cut

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Not taking himself, his music, or life too seriously, Nick Noro went from the adrenaline-fueled, aggressive and pulse-raising world of hardcore metal to the head-bobbing beats and flows of hip hop.

Metal Band Butcher Babies Set to Play at The Machine Shop in Flint, Vocalist Carla Harvey Speaks of Her Experiences Growing Up in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 11.09.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

In a world where music gets labeled into nauseating amounts of sub-genres or terms are coined to try to place music in some sort of box, the heavy ...

WATCH: The Metal That's 100 Times Lighter Than Styrofoam

Vocativ | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science

Metallic microlattice is the lightest material known to science. It’s 99.9% air by volume and 100 times lighter than Styrofoam....

MTV Generation Must-See Documentary: Quiet Riot "Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back"

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Lori Ferraro

Having grown up in the Eighties I am fortunate to consider myself part of the MTV Generation. From the second that rocket ship was set into space, that astronaut planted that flag on the moon, that guitar riff played in the background, I was hooked.

Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2015 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.

Scale the Summit -- The Odyssey Begins

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Scale the Summit, an American instrumental and progressive rock band based out of Houston, isn't your average cup o' joe.

Australian Metal Band Thy Art Is Murder Among Many Bands Set to Play the Victory Records Stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at DTE Energy Theatre

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.02.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to get some words with Andy Marsh, the guitarist from Australian metal band Thy Art Is Murder, about the band's new album Holy War and the general principles that go behind the making of their music.

Listening To Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne may hold the key to happiness. A recent study has found that "extreme" music genres -- including heavy metal, emo, punk a...

Watch A Guy Pour Molten Metals Into Water

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science

Ever wonder how molten metals react when poured into water? Even if you haven't, the results are still pretty cool. In a video released this wee...

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

Marilyn Manson Just Made an Unexpected Comeback

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

"Jesus loves you," Marilyn Manson deadpans to an audience member at New York City's Terminal 5. The Antichrist Superstar, legally named Brian Warner, is currently embarking on the "Hell Not Hallelujah" tour with the band carrying his stage namesake and seems far removed from the disaster he'd become.

Brooklyn Band Forges Prog-Jazz, Goes Big and Brash on Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

If I ask you to picture a big band, chances are you close your eyes and see Bono or Chris Martin or Donald Fagen (just me?). Give that first word a little more, though, lean on that "big" and you get a whole different thing.

WATCH: Headbanging Kittens Are The Cutest Metalheads You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

These furry little metal aficionados would get right along with Ozzy Osbourne. In this video, kittens Tulip and Daisy are badass rockers who have ...

Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from.

Pantera Singer Teaches Comedian How To METAL

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy

Listen, if you want to be the "most badass metal motherf--ker of all time," who are you gonna go to? Comedian Dave Hill wanted to be the most metal...

Metal Twerking Might Be The Most Absurd Thing Yet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

Just when we thought we had reached the nadir/apex of human existence in a post-"Anaconda" world, here's Mastodon's music video for "The Motherload." ...

Model Citizen Meets Modern Metals: A Fashion Week Feature on Gerard Yosca's Newest Collections

Lauren Demarest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Style
Lauren Demarest

After thirty years, Gerard Yosca Jewelry, Inc. remains a force within the fashion industry. And we had the honor of asking the man behind the jewelry, Gerard Yosca himself, to tell us more about these new collections.

Metal Music, First Amendment Under Attack: Man Jailed for Posting Exodus Lyrics

Clay Calvert | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

A man from Kentucky was arrested and tossed in jail late last month for allegedly making terroristic threats and supposedly threatening to kill students at a school when he posted lyrics by a metal band on his Facebook page.

Conversations with The Fray's Isaac Slade, Los Lonely Boys' Henry Garza, Graham Colton and Michael Schenker, Plus a Jordan Mayland & The Thermal Detonators Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"The idea behind the video is how an obsession, good or bad, can easily end up controlling you," says Jordan Mayland. "A song, a relationship, a situation, life, death, a person, the thing you thought you had control of ends up really controlling you."

In This Moment Challenges Metal's Gendered Norm

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

Maria Brink leads an all-male band. These band members embody an extreme masculinity, but Brink complicates this by maintaining her leadership of the stage, their gendered power irrelevant to the proceedings. This isn't to say they're disparaged. Quite the opposite: The effect is symbiotic.

Enviros Slam State's New Mining Regulations

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- New mining regulations drafted by the Maine environmental department will weaken the land and water protections on the books an...

Clementine Crates and the Apocalypse: Jessica Straus' Sculpture

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Last week I visited sculptor Jessica Straus' studio, where she has worked for over twenty years. Her studio is a feast of objects, and it was incredible to get to see her various collections of objects, tools, machines and works that have accumulated over the years.

Metal Misconceptions: What Is My Ring Made Out of?

Matt Meis | Posted 11.19.2013 | Weddings
Matt Meis

It is easy to get confused and intimidated by all the terminology that gets thrown around when you're standing at the fine jewelry counter.

The Weirdest Sub-Genres Of Heavy Metal Revealed

Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy

Heavy metal might all sound the same to some people, but it actually has many highly nuanced sub-genres. Check out this song that includes 26 metal ge...

"Louder Than Hell -- The Definitive Oral History of Metal": Go Buy This... Please!

Binky Philips | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I'll let you know right now, the chapter on the L.A. Hair Metal scene of the 1980s that wrought Van Halen, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot, Poison, et al, is one of the most fun and ultimately, maybe the most poignant.