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Diamond Head – Am I Evil – YES I AM!!

Am I Evil. A heavy metal cult classic for Diamond Head. Also for Metallica, who’ve added DH numbers to their studio records and their live set over the years. Heavy metal bands cover each other’s songs all the time. But the connection between these bands is deeper than you might think!

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Sepultura Arise – Their Finest Hour

How do you get to a song to sound like ‘Arise’, a track that really put them on the map globally as a thrash metal band to be reckoned with? The speed, aggression and precision of the song make it a masterpiece even now it’s over 30 years old.

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Classic Heavy Metal Oldies – Cause for Celebration or for Sadness?

Classic Heavy Metal is a term invented by The Hawk to describe a certain subset of heavy metal music – anything from the 1970s to the 1990s. But ‘Classic’ could easily be seen as a euphemism for ‘Old’. What should we fans make of the fact that our favourite performers are, like ourselves, aging rapidly?

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Powertrip Festival – Worst Kept Secrets Revealed

Rumours of a new ‘Heavy Metal Coachella’ have been circulating for ages, alongside names of bands that might appear. Now, the worst kept secret in metal has been revealed – the Powertrip festival. Get your juices flowing before the big event right here on Classic Metal Hawk.

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Metallica – Master of Puppets – How They Bottled Thrash Perfection

What can you really say about ‘Master of Puppets’, the title track to Metallica’s third, and for many fans, defining album – certainly during the early ‘thrash-kings’ phase of the band’s existence? Here, The Hawk examines the winning formula for the song and album – what makes it so good?

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How Metallica Sued Napster – And Went To War With Their Own Fans

Metallica are a business and a music juggernaut in the world of Classic Heavy Metal. Cross them at your peril – as many people have found out over the years. But would they go after their own fans to protect their business interests? And if so, would there be a clear winner? Let’s find out.

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Cliff Burton – How Metallica’s Soul Died With Him (4/4)

Would Metallica have become the band they are today without the influence of Cliff Burton? Cliff was (and probably still is) the soul of the band. That meant that his untimely death in 1986 left a hole that could not be filled – certainly not at the time, and some say never. Let’s tell his story.


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