You can’t have a history of metal music and not include Pantera. When it was released in 1994, Far Beyond Driven hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, making Pantera the first metal act to ever accomplish the feat. Singer Phil Anselmo, singer for Pantera and side projects Down and Superjoint Ritual, is now going solo. His first album, Walk Through Exits Only, will be released this July. In the mean time, he’s put out the first track from this effort, claiming inspiration from the fact that there were too many “sound-alikes” in the industry today.

If you’re curious, check out the track over at Rolling Stone.


Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


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