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(TheBRHM.com) Seattle-based band Skelator is one my favorite bands to come from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. While I will do a dive into their work, this is about Holy Tyrant which is headed up by former Skelator bassist Rahsaan Davis. Who Are Holy Tyrant? Davis made the ...

(TheBRHM.com) After going into the new wave of thrash metal briefly, let’s look at five landmark albums from the period!  These albums might or might not be the band’s best offering but it’s definitely in the running for being significant or defining the new wave of thrash metal. Municipal Waste ...

(TheBRHM.com) I’ve mentioned in previous articles on ThyBlackMan that Judas Priest is one of my favorite bands of all time. In a career that just crossed the 50-year mark Priest has dropped nineteen albums. Judas Priest: 19 Albums and Counting Of those nineteen, seventeen we’re headed up by my favorite ...

(TheBRHM.com) Over on ThyBlackMan, I went into growing up a Black metalhead and finding my love for the genre during college. While my father didn’t push rock on to me, he was the main reason I really dove into rock music. The family home had a bar with an 8-track ...

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(TheBRHM.com) Like most popular or known genres of music, there have been documentaries on musicians, scenes, feuds, and the overall history of a genre. Let’s look at four must watch heavy metal and documentaries. Get Thrashed (2006) Directed by Rick Ernst, Get Thrashed is about the birth, rise, and current ...

(TheBRHM.com) So, I’ve finally gotten around to listening to Darkthrone’s nineteenth album Eternal Hails…….Yes, Darkthrone dropped six ellipses in the title. Going forward, it’ll just be “Eternal Hails” but the title isn’t the focus. It’s all about the music and the vibe that the title represents here. Darkthrone Reinvents Itself ...

(TheBRHM.com) Let’s talk a little country music, shall we? It’s not a genre that I’ve taken the deepest dive into but there are some true gems there—as with any genre of music. What I dig the most about country is the storytelling. I love a good story and country music ...

(TheBRHM.com) The live album has been around for decades but the demand for them wasn’t always that high. These releases tend to feature performances from live shows where a band delivers their hits. On occasion, you might hear an unreleased song or even a song that had been shelves for ...

(TheBRHM.com) When discussing speed metal and power metal, there are a lot of bands that I’d mention are a favorite—especially if they were active during the 1980s. German power metal and speed metal pioneers Running Wild are legit top five in my speed metal books. Running Wild—taking its name from ...

(TheBRHM.com) Motorhead was one of the longest-running metal bands with a run spanning from 1975 until 2015 when lead singer, bassist, and founder Lemmy Kilmister passed. The band was established after Lemmy left space rock pioneers Hawkwind. “Motorhead”, a song that appears as B-side single to “Kings of Speed” was ...

(TheBRHM.com) As I’ve mentioned before over on ThyBlackMan, Judas Priest is my favorite rock or metal band. It was the band that sold me on giving metal another listen. Let’s get into the last album of lead singer Rob Halford’s first run with the band in 1990’s Painkiller. Judas Priest ...

(TheBRHM.com) Years and years ago when I was looking into different genres of heavy metal, I spent a lot of time checking out one of Scandinavia’s black metal—as in “evil and dark” black, not capital “B” black—pioneers: Darkthrone. The band’s nineteenth album, Eternal Hails….., is coming out June 25th. Let’s ...