Mary Poppins Drops The Bulls**t Nanny Act, Goes Death Metal

Given how perfectly Julie Andrews encapsulated the title role, Disney never really needs to remake Mary Poppins. Ever. That said, if they do, I believe Andy Rehfeldt has found a take that works... namely by turning Ms. Poppins and ol' Bert the Chimney Sweep into the world's greatest death metal duet. » 2/25/15 2:20pm 2/25/15 2:20pm

Christopher Lee Keeps His Christmas Metal Streak Intact With A New Song

He rocked you in 2012 with "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night." In 2013, he slayed you with "Jingle Hell." Now, Christopher Lee is back to melt the long, white beard off your face with "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing," a "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" do-over that contains the lyric "Glory to the metal king!" » 12/09/14 5:30pm 12/09/14 5:30pm

Proof That More Metal Music Videos Should Star Dancing Tarantulas

What is the perfect visual companion to the twanging and screaming of sludge metal band The Body's track The Empty Hearth? How about the twitching dances of a few large and hairy spiders? » 9/04/14 9:40am 9/04/14 9:40am

Batman Rocks Out To Dethklok In Animated Music Video—And It's So Metal

How do you pump up the testosterone on a song by Metalocalypse's Dethklok? Make Batman the lead singer and send him rocking with his iron buns and his backup band—made up of Red Hood, Nightwing, and Robin on the drums. » 7/07/14 12:20pm 7/07/14 12:20pm

Darkscorch Canticles Is a Gamer's Musical Fever Dream, With Wizards

What is Darkscorch? Is it an album of 70s metal songs about pagan rites, wizards, and Sauron? A board game about being a band battling for a record deal? Elaborate maps sketched on graph paper in 10th grade study hall? Yes. Darkscorch is all of these things. » 4/04/14 2:40pm 4/04/14 2:40pm

It's Time for a Little Friday Afternoon Space Metal

It's 4:20 somewhere in the galaxy right now. Kick back, spark up, and soak in the delicious guitars and trippy, minimalist visuals in this video from French metal band Gojira. » 3/28/14 3:58pm 3/28/14 3:58pm

Christopher Lee returns with a new heavy metal Christmas carol classic

Oh, man. Christopher Lee is so old, you guys. Which is partially why it's so wonderful that's he's still churning out awesome holiday music like this new heavy metal cover (with accompanying metal lyrics!) of "Jingle Bells" titled, of course, "Jingle Hell." The other reason is that his singing voice is still amazing. » 12/16/13 7:20am 12/16/13 7:20am

This folk metal video is 20 times better than The Hobbit

Canadian band Scythia just debuted their new single, "Bear Claw Tavern," with this awesomely goofy video about dwarfs, wizards, and — of course — drinking. Guaranteed to be more fun than the new Hobbit movie. » 12/06/13 12:21pm 12/06/13 12:21pm

Cure your case of the Mondays with swords and sorcery

Animator Morgan King is back with another awesome rotoscoped animation that's all about swords, wizards, trippy visions, and the groaning of electric guitars. This is the totally metal way to escape from your desk, with a visit to the land of stars beyond the stone gate. » 11/18/13 9:51am 11/18/13 9:51am

What's the connection between heavy metal music, horror and fantasy?

Why are horror and fantasy themes so influential and powerful in rock and metal music? Why do fans love performers who act like zombies, vampires and witches? I went to the traveling metal roadshow known the as the Mayhem Festival to find out. » 7/24/13 4:30pm 7/24/13 4:30pm

Game-changing discovery reveals how gold is made in outer space

One of the many mysteries of the universe is where the elements come from. At last, one part of that mystery is solved. A team of astronomers have discovered the origins of all the heaviest elements in the universe, including gold, lead, platinum and more. » 7/17/13 4:00pm 7/17/13 4:00pm

The alloy in Wolverine's bones could become a reality, say scientists

New developments in materials science mean that Wolverine's super-strong, super-light claws could soon be a reality. Over at North Carolina State University, one researcher is developing new metals with Adamantium in mind. » 7/10/13 3:46pm 7/10/13 3:46pm

Major Breakthrough: Researchers transform cement into liquid metal

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have concocted a formula that turns cement into a semi-conductor — a breakthrough that will allow it to be used for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips. » 5/28/13 3:20pm 5/28/13 3:20pm

Motörhead-playing robots are the ultimate metal band

All-robot rockband Compressorhead pays tribute to their namesake in this video. Of course, it's a lot easier to play "Ace of Spades" when your guitarist has 78 fingers and your drummer sports four stick-wielding arms. » 1/06/13 5:00pm 1/06/13 5:00pm

Answer Key: Metal Band or Microbe?

Once you've taken our metal band or microbe quiz, check here to find out which will cause festering skin lesions and which are bacteria. » 12/25/12 12:00pm 12/25/12 12:00pm

Cirith Ungol — True fact: 83 percent of all metal band names are Tolkien references.

Holiday Pop Quiz: Metal Band or Microbe?

It's time to test your scientific acumen — or your knowledge of a very specific musical subculture. Plenty of microbes have seriously badass names. Lots of metal bands have names that sound like weird microbial diseases. Can you tell the difference between Thergothon and Eperythrozoon? Take our quiz! » 12/25/12 12:00pm 12/25/12 12:00pm

Christopher Lee has just released two heavy metal Christmas covers

God Rest Ye, Christopher Lee, and your new heavy metal Christmas songs. This is all the information you need in order to decide whether you want them or not (if the answer is not an emphatic yes, please see a doctor immediately), but if for some reason you're on the fence, the songs are "The Little Drummer Boy" and… » 12/21/12 3:00pm 12/21/12 3:00pm

Life on Earth might never have happened without some well-placed rocks

Biologically speaking, it isn't that hard to create very simple, one-celled organisms. But the leap to multicellular life requires many factors to line up just perfectly. Now a new hypothesis suggests we wouldn't even be here without some well-timed erosion. » 6/17/12 5:05pm 6/17/12 5:05pm

Watch Ronnie James Dio stab a Borg in the nads with a light saber

In 1984, Ronnie James Dio's eponymous band followed up the success of Holy Diver with their second album, The Last in Line. The title track was accompanied by a completely insane video directed by Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm and Beastmaster. » 4/05/12 10:58am 4/05/12 10:58am

Botswana's metal fans are perfecting the Thunderdome chic

Metal fans in Botswana have cultivated a fashion sense that wouldn't be entirely out of place in your favorite 1980s Mad Max knock-off. Kalahari metalheads combine a cowboy aesthetic with lots of leather for an idiosyncratic, end-times-warrior look. » 4/25/11 7:30am 4/25/11 7:30am