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The Devil's Music

Hard Rock
2.3k voters10 Times Hard Rock Bands Covered Surprisingly Soft SongsBehind the feedback and distortion, even the hardest band appreciates a good power ballad or 80s pop hit. Case in point: When Dist...
Metal
384 votersMetal Bands With The Best FansA 2015 data study by Spotify found that fans of metal bands are the most loyal around the world. To any metal fan, this should com...
Metal
262k viewsMetal And Hard Rock Musicians With Surprisingly Soft HobbiesThe hard rock and metal god facade cultivated by many rock musicians and singers is sometimes nothing more than that. Most of the ...
Ozzy Osbourne
566.2k views15 Utterly Insane, True Facts About Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne, the prince of darkness, has somehow managed to survive a lifetime of being one of the most outlandish people in roc...
Interesting
1.0m viewsSordid, Disturbing, Darkly Comedic Tales From The Murky Annals Of Black MetalBlack metal is perhaps the most bizarre, esoteric movement in modern music. The subgenre, a predominantly Scandinavian phenomenon,...
Iron Maiden
57.9k viewsHere Are All The Craziest Facts You Didn't Know About Iron MaidenBlack Sabbath may have invented heavy metal but Iron Maiden helped define it for decades. Over 16 studio albums, 12 live albums, a...
Black Sabbath
302.9k viewsDrug-Fueled, Sordid Tales From Black Sabbath's Heyday That Prove Just How Unhinged They Really WereYou're here for crazy Black Sabbath stories, but before getting to that, take a moment to hail the almighty power of the riff, as ...
Metallica
278.4k viewsMetallica’s Wildest, Drunkest and Most Depraved MomentsMetal titans Metallica were affectionately referred to as Alcoholica in their early days -- and with good reason. The members dran...
Catawba College
148.8k viewsThese Crazy Slayer Stories Prove They Are One Of The Most Interesting Bands EverWhen the band Slayer announced their retirement in January 2018 after 37 years playing punk/death metal together, they signed off ...
Slayer
98.7k viewsFascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Slayer's 'Reign In Blood'When thrash metal titans Slayer announced that they were going to play one last tour before breaking up, fans and critics started ...
Cute
411 votersMetal Musicians Looking Adorable With Their Cute PetsMetal musicians are known for being fans of cats, so much so that Alexandra Crockett published, Metal Cats, a photo book of metal ...
Singers
67.3k viewsRock And Metal Musicians Who Use Stage NamesThese metal singers knew that it's tough to break into the music business, but that a good stage name might give you a leg up in a...
Metallica
205k viewsFascinating Facts From The Making Of Metallica's 'Master Of Puppets'Metallica’s second album, 1984’s Ride the Lightning served as a groundbreaking achievement for the band, and considerably upped th...
Ronnie James Dio
78.4k views11 Myths About Ronnie James Dio DebunkedRonnie James Dio was a metal legend with a powerful voice and even more powerful mystique. The mythology about Dio - from his alle...
Judas Priest
71.5k viewsBreaking The Law: Weird And Wild Stories About Judas PriestAfter Black Sabbath, Judas Priest are arguably the most important band in the history of heavy metal. In the late ‘70s, when Sabba...
Metal
563 votersThe Most Metal Paintings of All TimeMaybe heavy metal started with a paintbrush, not a Marshall amp. For hundreds of years, artists have created bad ass paintings ins...