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Maiden Brave New World

17 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘Brave New World’

On May 29, 2000, the core Iron Maiden lineup was back intact with the release of their 'Brave New World' album.

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Caroline Records
Caroline Records

26 Years Ago: Smashing Pumpkins Release Debut Album ‘Gish’

On May 28, 1991, Smashing Pumpkins kicked off their recording career with the album 'Gish.'

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Relapse Records
Relapse Records

15 Years Ago: Mastodon Became a Contender with ‘Remission’

On May 28, 2002, Mastodon arrived on the scene as one of metal's most promising new bands with 'Remission.'

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Photo by Paul Brown, 2017 Evilive Records
Photo by Paul Brown, 2017 Evilive Records

Danzig, ‘Black Laden Crown’ – Album Review

Read our review of the new Danzig album 'Black Laden Crown,' his first album of original material since 2010.

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Scott Gries / Theo Wargo, Getty Images
Scott Gries / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

10 Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

All 10 of these acts were able to harness a classic or little known song and arguably create a better version that’s been celebrated by millions.

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Loudwire
Loudwire

10 Reasons Why Metallica’s ‘Load’ Is Better Than You Remember

Not a fan of Metallica's 'Load?' We've got 10 reasons why you should reconsider!

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Combat Records
Combat Records

30 Years Ago: Death Start a Revolution With ‘Scream Bloody Gore’

On May 25, 1987, Death delivered one of the first death metal albums with 'Scream Bloody Gore.'

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

34 Years Ago: Dio Release ‘Holy Diver’

If Ronnie James Dio hadn’t been kicked out of Black Sabbath, one of the hallmarks of metal, 'Holy Diver,' might never have surfaced from the depths.

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Mercury / Columbia / Epic / A&M / Atlantic / DGC
Mercury / Columbia / Epic / A&M / Atlantic / DGC

Top 30 Grunge Albums of All Time

Few genres of music made such a quick and massive impact as grunge did in the early '90s. See our picks for the 30 best grunge albums of all time.

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Slipknot Paul Gray
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7 Years Ago: Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Dies

On May 24, 2010, the body of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was found in a Johnston, Iowa hotel room.

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