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.


Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.


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Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.


Photo by Ashley Osborn

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