“For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records,” by Brian Slagel and Mark Eglinton, is a great audiobook primed to satisfy metal fans everywhere with its detailed examination of the illustrious history of metal’s founding record label.
Celebrating the power of threes, the Body of Christ split is a decent, triple threat EP from extreme metal heavyweights TIMŌRĀTUS, Symphony of Heaven, and Bismoth.
Metallica has teamed up with Arrogant Consortia and jumped into the beer business with their first heavy metal brew, the German pilsner “Enter Night”; and there is no gimmick here, just honest to goodness, solid-tasting beer.
From the artwork to the big, pristine recording, XIII Minutes have turned in a top-notch product with Obsessed – out April 5th via Rottweiler Records – that most metal fans are likely to dig.
Out now via Cleopatra Entertainment, Band vs Brand is an entertaining and in-depth look into the power of branding in today’s music industry.
Published by Da Capo Press, Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal is a comedic memoir from Brian Posehn about his experience as a nerdy, metalhead kid who grew up to live his dreams as a Hollywood celebrity.
Out March 1st via Century Media, Queensrÿche’s newest album, The Verdict, is another solid release in the band’s prodigious, decades-spanning catalogue.
Lords of Chaos is Jonas Åkerlund’s entertaining look at the raw, violent and bizarre birth of true Norwegian black metal in the late 1980’s, out now via Century Media.
Skin of Earth’s Burn Barrel EP, out December 28, 2018, via Sump Pump Records, is a brief effort that seems to work best as a background soundtrack accompanying your daily activities.
Out February 22, 2019, on Nuclear Blast, Overkill’s nineteenth record, The Wings of War, is another classic instalment from a group that has been kicking ass for almost forty years.
Whitechapel’s newest effort, The Valley – via Metal Blade Records – is a solid album from a band that not only melts faces, but continues to evolve and stay relevant.
Out January 25th on Century Media, Swallow the Sun’s new album, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, is a mournful, emotional journey of epic proportions.
Soilwork’s newest entry in their catalogue of unique death metal, Verkligheten – out January 11th on Nuclear Blast – is yet another solid outing that’s well worth checking out.
Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest is a decent read with a lovely overview of the early history of a legendary heavy metal band.