The Metal Hammer Podcast
Summary: All the biggest news and hottest topics from the world of metal from Merlin, Eleanor and Luke at Metal Hammer magazine
to see if it's worth metal bands trying to surprise their fans. We also discuss news from Meshuggah, Ozzy Osbourne and Ville Valo, and pay homage to Iron Maiden's Powerslave album. There's also chat about booking our own festivals, the best prog metal, and Brent Hinds' recent comments about the music industry. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
This week Slipknot's Iowa album turns 17 years old, so Merlin, Luke and Jonathan take a look back on the creation and legacy such a vital album in heavy metal. The team also discuss a heavy metal Great British Bake Off, what makes good album art, and the worst receptions bands have received live. Plus chat about news from Slayer, Judas Priest and Atreyu. We also have live reviews of The Fever 333 and Bring Me The Horizon's secret show at Reading festival. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Luke has returned from a brain-bending weekend at ArcTanGent festival and is very excited about the myriad of progressive bands he saw. There's also chat about new music from Bring Me The Horizon (who may or may not be going experimental), the next Deftones album, and when we can expect a new Metallica record. We also discuss this year's most underrated albums, underwhelming live performances and our favourite dance songs. Spoiler: Darude – Sandstorm still rules. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
A weekend of Judas Priest, Gojira, Nightwish, Cannibal Corpse, Emperor, Alestorm, At The Gates and a helluva lot more! We dissect it all in the big review of Bloodstock festival. We also talk news from Venom Prison, Bring Me The Horizon and Megadeth. Plus there's a discussion about potential Bloodstock headliners and whether bands should mix it up when playing live. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Bloodstock festival is this weekend, so Eleanor, Luke and Jonathan are picking the bands you need to check out at the UK's premier metal festival. There's also chat about Behemoth's new song, those AC/DC rumours, heavy metal at Glastonbury and our favourite guitarists. Plus we review recent live shows from Iron Maiden, Oxbow and Diety's Muse. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Metallica are reportedly using Spotify data to pick setlists based on popular listening habits – but is that a good idea? Merlin, Eleanor and Luke debate the idea from both sides. We're also discussing Behemoth, Manowar, Slash, the best festival sets ever and bands that never changed lineup. Plus there's a BIG review of Heavy Montreal festival. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
It is hotter than the sun and we're sticking to our chairs, but you cannot stop the metal! One this week's episode, we're discussing Kvelertak's new vocalist, King 810's lineup change and new album news from Nightwish. There's also discussion on Matt Tuck's recent comments about metal growing stale, hype bands, instrumental tracks and if cheese is overrated. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
Better late than never! We had some techy difficulties uploading last week's episode, but it's now live! This week we're talking about the news of Erlend leaving Kvelertak, plus new album news from Opeth and Papa Roach. Merlin, Luke and Jonathan also discuss why Volbeat haven't caught on in the UK, if heavy metal can…… Continue reading 024: What Is The Future For Kvelertak?
Two members of System Of A Down are in the studio... but what does it mean? Merlin, Eleanor and Luke discuss this news as well as the new music from Crossfaith and Prophets Of Rage. The Hammer team also chat about including demo tracks on albums, what new bands they're listening to right now, and…… Continue reading 023: More Cowbell? Metal Needs More Melodica!
Metal Hammer and Classic Rock alumni Joel McIver and Mick Wall have launched their very own podcast called Dead Rock Stars. Each week the two acclaimed music journalists look at the life and times of some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names. To give you a little taster of what they're up to, here's their episode dedicated to Ronnie James Dio. You can find Dead Rock Stars on iTunes, Acast and more.
Two members of the Hammer podcast are excited that football's coming home, one not so much. In this week's episode we discuss who should cover Three Lions, the bands that almost made it to festival headliner level and if there will ever be a Sepultura reunion. There's lots of chat about new records from Halestorm,…… Continue reading 022: Metal’s Coming Home
Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul died this weekend at the age of 54. On this week's podcast Merlin, Eleanor and Luke pay tribute to the drummer who loved metal so much. We also discuss new music from Code Orange and Coheed & Cambria, plus the potential for new albums from Bring Me The Horizon,…… Continue reading 021: RIP Vinnie Paul
This week A Perfect Circle played the UK and banned people from using phones at their shows, but is this a step too far? Eleanor (who was at two of the gigs), Luke and Jonathan weigh in on this divisive issue. Plus we discuss news about Rammstein's new album, review Alice In Chains' recent London show and pick who would be in our heavy metal Fellowship Of The Ring. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
What a week! Download festival and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods has broken our bodies, but it won't stop us yabbering on about how much fun it's been! On this week's episode, Merlin, Eleanor and Luke review Download festival and all the heavy metal mayhem from this year's Golden Gods. The Metal Hammer Podcast is powered by Olympus.
It's Download festival this weekend and we're beyond excited! On this week's podcast, Merlin, Eleanor and Luke discuss which bands they're most looking forward to seeing and why Guns N' Roses might be the greatest headline set in Download history. There's also a spoiler-riddled review of Iron Maiden in Stockholm, chat about new albums from…… Continue reading 018: Why Download Festival Is Going To Rule