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Victorius’ Dirk Scharsich: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

January 10, 2020

There are plenty of swords and sorcery–themed power-metal bands. There are plenty of military history–themed power-metal bands. But ninja-themed power-metal bands? There may be only one: Germany’s Victorius. As the ass-kicking, hard-shredding quintet prepare to […]


Mandatory Metal: 5 Essential Volbeat Songs

January 8, 2020

Heavy music is full of legendary bands boasting deep catalogs stacked with iconic songs — sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, or what to consider their best. With that in mind, […]


Polyphia’s Clay Gober: My Dream Supergroup

January 7, 2020

Texan progressive-metal crew Polyphia are a supergroup unto themselves. Instrumental virtuosos, they shred like nobody’s business — just crank up their last album, 2018’s New Levels New Devils, which incorporates elements of pop, EDM, funk and […]

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