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10 Best Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 4

Adam Berry / Dave Etheridge Barnes, Stringer / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Adam Berry / Dave Etheridge Barnes, Stringer / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Believe it or not, thrash metal does not inhabit a flat earth, where ocean waters cascade off a cliff into infinity, just beyond view of familiar Big 4 oceans dominated by Metallica, Slayer, Anthr

10 Best Korn Songs

Korn
Prospect Park

Seven-string pioneers Korn took everyone by surprise when they released their self-titled debut album back in 1994. The band rode the crest of a tidal wave of new music heavier than anything before them. Singer Jonathan Davis' tense, rage-drenched vocals were exactly what millions of kids were looking for in the age of grunge. Since then, they've continued to put out albums and evolve their sound with each one.

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Five Amazing Maynard James Keenan Vocal Performances

Tool's Maynard James Keenan
Gary Miller, Getty Images

Believe it or not, Maynard James Keenan is celebrating his 50th birthday today (April 17)! The frontman of ToolA Perfect Circle and Puscifer hasn't lost a step since Tool formed in 1990, and he has gone on to prove himself as one of music's most talented and dynamic vocalists.

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Best Rock Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Three Days Grace Chevelle The Pretty Reckless
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

2014 is nowhere near complete, but it's never too early to recognize great music. The year is off to a rocking start and already several acts have left their mark on the year with songs that are guaranteed to stay in our playlists for some time to come.

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Best Metal Songs of 2014 (So Far)

Arch Enemy / Behemoth / Black Label Society
Century Media (2) / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

While there's still plenty of time left in 2014, there have already been a number of great metal albums unleashed this year.

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7 Karaoke Fails of Rock + Metal Classics

Ozzy Osbourne Nirvana Metallica
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire (2) / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Which Karaoke Fail is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!

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10 Best GWAR Songs

GWAR
Metal Blade

To celebrate the life of Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie, Loudwire has daringly assembled the 10 Best GWAR songs for the amusement of you puny humans.

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Metal, Original Features, Songs

11 Greatest GWAR Moments

Gwar
Brad Barket, Getty Images

We pay tribute to one of metal's greatest and most innovative live bands. Here, Loudwire presents the 11 Greatest GWAR Moments.

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10 Best Alice in Chains Songs

Alice In Chains
Eddie Malluk, Wire Image

It's not an easy task choosing the 10 best Alice in Chains songs, especially with their stellar history, but we're giving it a shot. Pearl Jam and Nirvana may have gotten a little more glory in the early '90s but it's hard to pick a band that was more influential on hard rock music for the next two decades than Alice in Chains. The group cranked out one of the most impressive catal

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Rock and Metal Musicians Share Their Biggest Real-Life Spinal Tap Moments

Spinal Tap
MGM/Embassy Pictures

The legendary mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap' celebrated its 30th anniversary this month. The film hit theaters on March 2, 1984, and became the stuff of legend. The movie followed the fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap, who experienced a string

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