The Metal Hammer Podcast podcast

The Metal Hammer Podcast

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Exclusive interviews, the essential album reviews and the biggest issues affecting metal courtesy of Team Hammer and guests

206 épisodes

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    196: 2022 Previewed (Part 1)


    Happy New Year! Merl and El kick off 2022 with a preview of the year ahead - and what a massive year it's shaping up to be.Did Avenged Sevenfold's comments about Kanye West give us any clues on their new music? Will we really get new Slipknot and Rammstein albums this year? Who else is in the studio that has us excited? And what does the future of festivals like Download, Arctangent and Reading and Leeds look like?Get the latest issue of Metal Hammer now at
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    195: The Big 2021 Review Part 2


    It's the FINAL final episode of 2021! Merl, El, Jonathan and Steve analyse numbers 10-1 on the Metal Hammer 2021 Critics Poll, and hand out some fun end of year awards.Did Gojira's majestic Fortitude merit a runaway victory? Did Trivum make the best album of their career with In The Court Of The Dragon? Was Limp Bizkit's triumphant return the comeback of the year? And where the hell did Merl find those corny sound effects? Buy our special edition end of year magazine at
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    194: The Big 2021 Review Part 1


    The Podcast so big they had to cut it in two! Our huge look back at the last twelve months in metal has arrived as Merl, El, Jonathan and Steve dissect the Metal Hammer 2021 Critics Poll, discussing the first half of the magazine's official top 20 albums of the year.With heavyweight releases from the likes of Wardruna, Helloween, At The Gates, Sleep Token, Architects and more making it into numbers 20-11, it's clearly been a banner year for heavy music, so we get stuck right in.
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    193: Reader Q+A - Christmas Songs, Metallica Secret Santa and The Band Of The Century


    It's the final Reader Q+A of the year! Merl and El tackle questions about their favourite recent memories at Metal Hammer, who they'd want to get in a Metallica Secret Santa, the best metal band of the 21st century, what surprised them most about metal in 2021, whether the world is becoming more metal and much more.Order the latest issue of Metal Hammer at
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    192: Tetrarch's Diamond Rowe


    Tetrarch guitarist Diamond Rowe stops by the Metal Hammer Podcast! Merl and Diamond discuss her journey to becoming a modern day guitar hero, what it was like growing up in Atlanta as a metal fan, the amazing circumstances that saw Tetrarch support Avenged Sevenfold in their early days, how they're channelling nu metal for a new generation and why nu metal is getting so much love again, what she thinks of the new Limp Bizkit album, her ultimate guide to Atlanta and much, much more!Order the latest issue of Metal Hammer at
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    191: The Ultimate Metallica Setlist


    In honour of our latest issue celebrating 40 years of Metallica, Merl and Steve build their dream Metallica setlists! Having both been lucky enough to see Metallica many times over the years, the lads each attempt to craft the perfect, 16-song set comprising of rare cuts they're yet to see live, fan favourites that can't be ignored, underrated bangers and even a few covers. And yes, there's a lot of Load love in there. Also revealed are the most surprising Metallica set Merl's ever seen live (HINT: it included one song they've only ever played *four times*), the surprising choice for Steve's favourite 21st century Metallica album and much more.Buy our Metallica special edition issue at our sponsors KILLSTAR at
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    190: WWE Legend Edge


    It's a big one this week as we're joined by WWE legend, Hall Of Famer and 11-time world champion, Adam 'Edge' Copeland! The Rated R Superstar is a Metallica mega-fan and was one of the 40 people we interviewed for our special 40 Years Of Metallica issue that's out right now! As well as talking through his lifelong Metallica fandom, including the bizarre way he ended up getting into the band, what he thought of their 90s evolution and whether he'd like to see them play Wrestlemania, Edge also discusses how Nine Inch Nails and Ministry influenced his early WWE run, how he ended up getting Rob Zombie and Alter Bridge for his entrance themes, what Zombie's like to hang out with in real life and the other metal bands that have played a huge part in his music journey.Pick up our 40 Years Of Metallica special now at our sponsors KILLSTAR at
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    189: Hammer Meets Hell Bent For Metal


    This week, El chats to Tom Dare of the Hell Bent For Metal Podcast, the LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast that looks at metal from a queer perspective and offers a platform for the metal scene's LGBTQ+ community. Tom talks about his experiences coming out as a gay man in the metal scene, why he felt the need to start Hell Bent For Metal, why we need to continue holding problematic attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community to account in metal and some of the albums he's been excited about this year.Order the latest issue of Metal Hammer at our sponsors KILLSTAR at
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    188: Review Round-Up - Biffy Clyro, Bullet For My Valentine, Limp Bizkit, Whitechapel


    Merl reviews a wondrous night seeing Biffy Clyro play an intimate show at the London Forum as he celebrates his first gig for 18 months, plus he and El review some huge new releases in the metal world. Have Limp Bizkit justified the ten-year wait for a new album with Still Sucks? Does the Bullet For My Valentine album really live up to the hype of being their heaviest ever? How has Whitechapel's evolution continued with Kin? We also pay tribute to the one and only Malcolm Dome, the legendary rock journalist and beloved face of the industry who passed away last week.Visit our sponsors KILLSTAR at
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    187: All Elite Wrestling Star Malaki Black


    We're in the mood for Halloween, so who better to get us hyped than the scariest wrestler in the world today, Malaki Black?! The AEW star talks about his fascinating career so far, his lifelong relationship with heavy and extreme music, how mysterious Belgian metallers Amenra ended up doing his AEW theme song, how occult symbolism has influenced his character, his favourite horror movies, whether he'd like AEW to work more closely with metal bands and much more!Order the latest issue of Metal Hammer at our sponsors KILLSTAR at

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