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EMI
EMI

29 Years Ago: Queensryche Release ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ Album

On May 3, 1988, Queensryche issued the heavy metal opera 'Operation: Mindcrime.'

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Roadrunner / Metal Blade
Roadrunner / Metal Blade

Mercyful Fate Albums Ranked

See how we ranked Mercyful Fate's albums from weakest to strongest.

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Volcano Entertainment
Volcano Entertainment

11 Years Ago: Tool Unleash ‘10,000 Days’

On May 2, 2006, Tool unleashed their album '10,000 Days' in North America.

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Jeff Hanneman
American

4 Years Ago: Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

A detailed look back at the death of one of metal's legendary musicians.

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Michael Kovac, Getty Images
Michael Kovac, Getty Images

10 Unforgettable Mastodon Moments

Mastodon is one of those few bands where four phenomenal musicians with big personalities seamlessly create some of metal’s most inventive music.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

10 Things to Learn About Ozzy Osbourne by Who He Follows on Twitter

Over five million people follow Ozzy Osbourne on Twitter, but he only follows 72 accounts.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images
Jo Hale, Getty Images

10 Greatest Swedish Metal Bands [Watch]

Sweden is one of the promised lands of death and black metal.

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Johnny Perilla, Loudwire / Mondadori Portfolio, Getty Images / Dominik Bindl, Getty Images
Johnny Perilla, Loudwire / Mondadori Portfolio, Getty Images / Dominik Bindl, Getty Images

10 Best German Metal Bands

Germany is one of the world's finest exporters of heavy metal, and we look at the 10 best groups to emerge from this country!

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Obituary

Obituary’s Don Tardy Recalls Being Terrified Before ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performance With Andrew W.K. – Podcast Preview

In this preview of Loudwire Podcast #20, Don recalls how terrified he was right before playing in front of 11 million viewers.

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Black Sabbath
Vertigo

38 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne

On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.

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