Jordan Blum is a former Features Editor at PopMatters and a contributor to Kerrang!, Consequence, PROG, WhatCulture, Metal Injection, Record Collector, and more. He's written books about Jethro Tull, Opeth, and Dream Theater. In his spare time, he likes to yell at strangers about how much Genesis sucked in the '80s.
10 Hidden, Funny or Weird Messages at the End of Rock + Metal Songs
How many of these confounding closings have YOU heard before?
How 10 Famous Metal Musicians Got Their Nickname
Exploring the origins of some well-known and some lesser known nicknames of metal legends.
The Best Late Career Albums by 15 Classic Prog Rock + Prog Metal Bands
Still going strong after so many years.
What’s the Difference Between Technical + Progressive Styles of Metal?
Just because they’re similar doesn’t mean they’re the same!
10 Times Artists Totally ROCKED the Grammys on Mainstream TV
These acts truly shook things up when they took the stage!
The History of Prog Metal in 21 Albums
New to the complex chaos of progressive metal? Then this overview is for you!
Kirk Hammett Names the Surprising Guitarist Who Influenced Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’
In fact, his 'licks' appear 'throughout' Metallica's debut LP.
Arch Enemy Split With Guitarist Jeff Loomis, Statements Issued + Replacement Named
'The only constant is change, and this is one of those moments where things had to change,' the band explains.
Joey Jordison’s Estate Is Suing Slipknot for Allegedly Profiting Off His Death
The band is also being accused of unjustly keeping some of Jordison's equipment and other belongings.
Slipknot, Korn + More Included in U.S. Senator’s ‘Festivus’ Report on Wasteful Government Spending
It's time for Senator Rand Paul's annual airing of grievances.