Third Eye Open: How Ænima solidified Tool's status as the weirdest, most singular force in mainstream metal

Surging debut Undertow had established the Los Angeles outsiders as the strangest rock rebels of the 90s. Little did we know it was just the jumping-off point. With Ænima, Tool cut the strings altogether for a thrilling trip down the rabbit-hole…

The first reaction to Bring Me The Horizon’s new single, Die4u

How does the first glimpse of Bring Me The Horizon’s next EP hold up?

Alien Weaponry are bringing Māori mythology to the masses

New Zealand power trio Alien Weaponry channel their Māori roots in a blaze of thrash and groove metal, allowing their ancestors to live on through heavy metal.

How collective grief shaped Mastodon’s most grandiose, gut-wrenching album ever

The passing of band manager and close friend Nick John in September 2018 was a deep wound for Mastodon. As astonishing double-album Hushed & Grim looms, the Atlanta metal masters explain how they’ve processed that pain into an epic reckoning on life and death, grief and the great hereafter…

Hot Milk's Hannah Mee: The 10 songs that changed my life

From Beach Boys to Green Day to The Prodigy, Hot Milk’s Hannah Mee takes us inside her record collection.

The 13 greatest uses of harmonica in rock and metal

It’s been a staple of blues, country and Americana for over a hundred years, but what are the trusty harmonica’s greatest appearances in heavy music?

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10 lesser known Tool songs that everyone needs to hear

With only five full-length albums, Tool’s back-catalogue isn’t hard to dig into. But even so, there’s some semi-hidden gems that are worthy of much more attention…

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "People don't know me at all… they think they do, but they don't"

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine talks Metallica, The Big Four and how he’s just getting started”…