The worst rock tattoos come in all shapes and sizes, with not even the most respected musicians spared. For those who have eternally committed awful ink onto their bodies, we 'salute' you and offer our readers the 40 Worst Rock Tattoos of All Time.
The mid-2000s saw heavy metal start to reach different heights as nu-metal was starting to fade away and a new crop of bands were poised for the global stage. In 2004, we saw a huge burst that once again shook the metal community as metalcore became the weapon of choice for so many extreme metal fans. After getting their start in the underground, bands like Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall saw their hard work pay off in unimaginable ways. At the same time, the underground was still churning out all sorts of different styles while some legends resurfaced with their best album in quite some time.
Yes, the Cage Match is usually reserved for brand new hard rock tracks vying for attention or classic cuts just adding to their legacy, but every once in a while, we here at Loudwire see a matchup that is just too good to pass up. As such, this Cage Match is a battle featuring two unique takes on a Motorhead classic.
It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air … for some of us. We all know that hard rock and heavy metal songs can sometimes be sentimental, but this list is all about the tunes you go to when you want to tell someone to screw off
In 1994, heavy metal was taking sharp turns in all directions as it continued to evolve and branch out even further. Grunge had a vice grip on the music world and metal acts were starting to react to this new and popular style. Bands that were known for virtuosic guitar playing began to strip down their sound while others simply incorporated a grungier vibe when starting a new band. 1994 was also a pivotal year for the Norwegian black metal scene as future legends released some of their most acclaimed discs.
Behemoth have Satan (and their fans) to thank once again, as the Polish extreme metal band has won three Death Matches in a row. The band only needs one more win for 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel' to enter the Death Match Hall of Fame and the official playlist on our YouTube channel. However, stiff competition lies ahead for Behemoth.
When 1983 came to an end, metal fans had a lot to be happy about. The world saw albums like 'Kill 'Em All,' 'Holy Diver,' 'Piece of Mind,' and a slew of other classics that would certainly be on constant rotation on record players for years to come. The main question was how could 1984 even compete with such a monumental year for metal as 1983? Bands that made our 10 Best Metal Albums of 1983 stepped it up once again and, as always, some new bands came along, too.