Category: Awards

NEWS: Nik Nocturnal brings the Halloween Riffs!

Canadian Gutarist Nik Nocturnal has dropped a spooky riff compilation for Halloween that includes some mighty fine choices and choosing A Schecter Hellraiser to play them on is a touch of class! His choices span a mixture of Metalcore, Nu-Metal, Tech-Metal and Deathcore genres with the likes of Ice Nine Kills and Motionless In White

Heavy Music Awards 2018: The Winners!

Here it is. Finally, the results of the Heavy Music Awards 2018 have been announced! Some richly deserving bands and people in the Metal community have been recognised for their hard work over the last few years. Surely no one could argue with the recognition of the rise of Knocked Loose or the skill of

NEWS: Pantera, Damageplan & Hell Yeah Drummer Vinnie Paul Passes

It’s with a heavy heart that we take a moment to pay tribute to Vinnie Paul. It has been widely reported that the legendary and highly influential 54 year old drummer from Pantera, Damageplan & Hell Yeah has passed away. Revolver Magazine is just one of almost every media outlet to carry a touching story

NEWS: The 10 best thrash songs (from 1986-89) from Metal Hammer!

Metal Hammer Magazine’s online edition have put out a list of their 10 best thrash songs (from 1986-89). While all the usual suspects are present and correct, including the Big Four of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and of course Anthrax, there are some glairing omissions. Here are 5 we think are worthy of note; 1. “The Toxic

Awards: Time to Vote with Kerrang!

Having been strangely absent from the awards season last year, the Kerrang! Magazine Awards are back this year with a bang and a very interesting list of sponsors. The winners will be revealed at Islington Assembly Hall in London on 21st June and you can cast your votes here but before you do, here’s a rundown of

Rank Em All: Megadeth with Cover Killer Nation!

In this latest cut from Cover Killer Nation’s long running series “Rank Em All”, they call in deep on Megadeth‘s 15 album career and decide which are worth the effort. We hope the dismal “Supercollider” gets the trashing it deserves, the David Draiman (of Disturbed fame) produced effort is an abomination that fortunately Megadeth rose

Awards: CKN list the 10 most influential albums Metal!

Cover Killer Nation take a deep dive into the Metal archives and go through their 10x Most Influential Albums in this next video. It’s something that represents serious work in the research department and isn’t going to please everyone…. 10? 10?! Just 10? Well… Is “Master Of Puppets” by Metallica on there? “Nevermind” by Nirvana?