Features The fun and the fury of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes' most aggressive album yet

After lockdown put a halt to music and severely impacted the mental health of millions, Frank Carter and Dean Richardson channelled their aggression and renewed passion for performing into the fun and furious new album, Sticky.

The News Oli Sykes collabs with Cheat Codes on "lyrically depressing" pop song Dummy

Hear Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes lend his vocals to Dummy, a new song on Cheat Codes’ just-released Hellraisers Part 2 album.

The News Billie Eilish calls out Jimmy Kimmel for viral Van Halen question: "Everybody thought I was actually serious"

On her latest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Billie Eilish reminded the host of her viral 2019 interview in which he made her look a little stupid” for not knowing who Van Halen were.

Features A brief history of zombies in pop culture

From big screen brain-eaters to gamers tearing the hordes limb from limb, here is a whistle-stop tour through the the world of zombies…

The News blink-182's Mark Hoppus has surgery to remove chemotherapy port

After announcing in September that he was cancer free”, blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has undergone surgery to remove his chemo port.

The News Architects to release Royal Albert Hall livestream on demand and vinyl

Architects are releasing their 2020 Royal Albert Hall livestream show on vinyl and video-on-demand.

The News James Hetfield reflects on Metallica originally wanting a different vocalist: "It didn't work out"

Papa Het remembers how Metallica really tried” to get Armored Saint’s John Bush to join the band as their vocalist to no avail.

Features "What's disappointing is how little Limp Bizkit have progressed...": Our original 2000 review of Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water

In October 2000, Limp Bizkit returned with their third album, Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water. But what did Kerrang! make of it at the time?

The News Listen: Taking Back Sunday have covered Weezer's My Name Is Jonas

Taking Back Sunday throw things all the way back to 1994 and cover Weezer’s Blue Album opener My Name Is Jonas.

The News Korn's Ray Luzier tests positive for COVID-19; FEVER 333's Aric Improta to fill in for next three shows

Korn drummer Ray Luzier has become the third member of the band to test positive for coronavirus in as many months…

The News Hear Robert Pattinson as Batman in awesome short new teaser

It’s not just a signal. It’s a warning…” teases Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in the new The Batman teaser.

Reviews Album review: Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music

Metal legends Judas Priest fill an unexpected interlude with the most exhaustive of box set collections, 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music.

Reviews Album review: Twelve Foot Ninja – Vengeance

A wide-reaching but incohesive return for Australian metallers Twelve Foot Ninja on over-egged third album, Vengeance.

The News Vile Creature: “The fight for equality in sexuality, gender, class and race is an everyday struggle”

Ontario post-doom duo Vile Creature on queerness, identity and how their experiences feed into their music.

The News Zeal & Ardor unleash new song Götterdämmerung: "No gimmicks, no frills, no distractions, just rage"

Listen to Zeal & Ardor’s mostly German-sung track Götterdämmerung, taken from their upcoming 2022 self-titled album…

The News Metallica's Master Of Puppets performed in 50 different styles is absolutely wild

YouTube whizz Anthony Vincent has shared a hugely ambitious – but unsurprisingly brilliant – version of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets in the style of everyone from Linkin Park to Harry Styles…

The News Oxymorrons release Definition video featuring raging guest spot from FEVER 333's Jason Aalon Butler

See Jason Aalon Butler star in Oxymorrons’ new video for Definition – an anthem for the people who refuse to be boxed in by society’s status quo”.

The News Nikki Sixx on if Mötley Crüe were sexist in their heyday: “In today’s environment, most probably”

Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx admits that the band were most probably” sexist in the 80s – but, he adds, As was everybody.”

The News Betraying The Martyrs welcome vocalist Rui Martins, drop new single Black Hole

Watch the video for Betraying The Martyrs’ epic single Black Hole – their first with new vocalist Rui Martins…

Features Tom Morello: “The electric guitar is an instrument with a future – not just a past!”

Legendary Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave six-stringer Tom Morello on surviving lockdown, never giving up the good fight, and collaborating with some of the world’s most exciting artists for new solo LP The Atlas Underground Fire…

The News Ghost's Papa Emeritus IV unveiled as limited-time character in Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast game

Iron Maiden are introducing Ghost’s mighty Papa Emeritus IV as a limited-time character in their Legacy Of The Beast mobile game: I’m sure Eddie will help Papa cause some serious mayhem…”

The News Upcoming Red Hot Chili Peppers album with John Frusciante sounds "different and new"

Chad Smith says the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album – their first to feature John Frusciante since 2006 – is almost done”.