The best metal songs of 2013 display how wide-ranging the genre has become. While all of the tunes fit within the metal universe, several of these bands are vastly different from one another. After much debate, we've compiled our list of the 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013, which features songs from veteran metal pioneers, extreme metal mavens, metalcore heroes, experimental acts and much more
If you haven't checked out Steel Panther's new video for 'Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World,' then find a quiet corner where no judgmental eyes are upon you. The NSFW video is packed with tons of boobs, lots of drugs and people doing tons of drugs off lots of boobs! The video is amazing, obviously, so Steel Panther have offered those who couldn't make the party a behind-the-scenes look into its creation.
They haven't released a studio album in nearly a decade, but A Perfect Circle are still cranking out a bunch of material. On Nov. 26, the box set 'A Perfect Circle: Featuring Stone and Echo' will be released, featuring live performances of all three APC albums in full. Although the set isn't available until next week, 'Diary of a Lovesong,' from the live 'eMOTIVe' concert, is now streaming.
Maynard James Keenan is truly an enigma. Just when you think you've figured him out, a surprise left turn leaves the listener disoriented but fascinated still. For the next installment of a staggering number of releases from Puscifer, the band is soon to unveil 'What is…' and as a teaser, the group's performance of 'Toma' from the DVD has been unveiled.
The Welsh metallers of Bullet for My Valentine have just unleashed the brand new track 'Raising Hell' via a premiere on BBC radio (listen above). It was just over a year ago that Bullet debuted the title track for 'Temper Temper,' but the boys are already back with the first piece of their upcoming fifth studio album.
In 2013, Queens of the Stone Age have released a staggering amount of material, both sonically and visually. This year will be remembered as one of the band's best and most productive, but QOTSA aren't finished yet. Just revealed from Queens of the Stone Age is a unique, interactive music video for 'The Vampyre of Time and Memory' that feels like a walk through Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.
As we previously reported, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is pursuing a passion project with acclaimed singer/songwriter Norah Jones. The two have bonded over their love of early rock era pioneers the Everly Brothers, and they're re-interpreting 12 songs on a disc called 'Foreverly.' Two of the album's tracks have surfaced ahead of the release.
Scar the Martyr have just unleashed a new music video for 'Soul Disintegration,' the second single released from the band's debut self-titled album. The newest side project of Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has been going strong since its inception earlier this year, and the 'Soul Disintegration' video adds yet another layer to the band's public introduction.