Halloween is that time of the year when it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See als ... More >>
Is this really the end of Judas Priest? Apparently, it's not. According to lead screamer Rob Halford, the Epitaph Farewell Tour is merely the band's last non-stop worldwide trek before he and his metal minions enter semi-retirement. Still, though, as we here at Crossfade have shouted lo' so man ... More >>
Behold Black Friday! No doubt, the day after Thanksgiving belongs to the Devil. The sun becomes a black hole. Unrepentant gluttons suffer atop overflowing toilets. And endless legions of zombified shoppers stalk the malls and big-box stores in search of awesome deals that might set them free from S ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 31-photo Guns N' Roses at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Guns N' Roses With Buckcherry American Airlines Arena Saturday, October 29, 2011 Saturday night's Guns N' Roses concert at the American Airlines Arena was the biggest group S&M experience we've e ... More >>
After four decades of "Breaking the Law," "Burnin' Up," and persuading impressionable teens to dress like S/M slaves to rock 'n' roll, metal legends Judas Priest have decided to take a little time off from doing the Devil's dirty work. Last December, it was officially confirmed that "JUDAS P ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerTom Araya of Slayer last played South Florida at the Mayhem Festival in 2009. The band returns in October, this time to Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheater.Last year was especially good for classic metal in South Florida, as all of the big four -- Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Meg ... More >>
Judas PriestMonday, August 17Hard Rock Live, HollywoodBetter Than: A case of the MondaysThe Review:Classic metal shows are always an excellent bang for the buck -- see previous reviews on local shows by Iron Maiden or Slayer, for example. The bands are drawing on years of a critic- and fan-vetted ... More >>
via myspace.com/whitesnakePoor David Coverdale. Here he was, on a triumphant return to the road under the Whitesnake moniker, including a gig this past June at the gigantic O2 Arena in Dublin. With his current band, he was playing a string of well-received gigs with Judas Priest, which was slated ... More >>
Judas Priest is so influential, so part of the original heavy music, that the band was already rocking when the term "heavy metal" was invented. Formed by guitarist K.K. Downing and bassist Ian Hill, the band originally came together in 1969 over a shared love of bands like Cream. Their hometown ... More >>
If you've seen Rock Star starring Mark Wahlberg, you know (at least Hollywood's version) the story of how Tim "Ripper" Owens came to be lead singer of the Rob Halford-less Judas Priest. Long story very short: Halford left the band to thrash solo. Meanwhile Ripper Owens was in a Judas Priest tribute ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades.
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>
Once upon a time – the mid- to late Eighties, to be precise – heavy metal ruled the rock landscape. On the pop side, of course, there were the infamous hair bands. But on another, more underground but no less popular side, were a number of faster genre offshoots, presided over by a pantheon of g ... More >>
The fetish entertainer talks, sings, and acts dirty at White Room.
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
Within a span of months, the kiddies of Black Tide have shot from totally unheard-of to total buzz band for lovers of heavy music, appearing in the like of Spin and Revolver. And they are, in fact kiddies – the oldest members of the quartet are 19, and the frontman, Gabriel Garcia, is 15. Which ma ... More >>
Prey should be called Dances With Tedium.
Kalas (Tee Pee Records)
With its forthcoming album, South Florida hard rock quartet Endo grows out of the tried-and-tired
How Maná won the war for its reputation -- without really trying
Ain't no slackage with Atom and His Package
Marky Mark becomes a rock star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it
October 15 - 21, 1998
Rob Halford leaves Judas Priest in the ashes