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Judas Priest, AC/DC Win Grammys

from About.com Heavy Metal

Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Kings Of Leon were the stars of the 52nd annual Grammys Sunday night, but there were awards in the realm of heavy music.

Scorpions Announce Retirement

from About.com Heavy Metal

The Scorpions will be releasing one more studio album, then calling it a career after an extensive three year world tour. The legendary German band has been making music since the early 1970s, and has had numerous chart topping singles and albums over the years. Sting In The Tail will be released March 23rd.

Anvil: the Story of Anvil, a real-world Spinal Tap documentary that will have you laughing, crying and rocking out

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

The 2007 documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil is one of the most wonderful movies I’ve seen in years. It tells the true story of heavy-metal semi-legends Anvil, a band formed by two Jewish kids from Toronto’s suburbs when they were 14, and which they’ve kept going to this day, as both men edge up on 60.

Black Metal Theory Symposium audio

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz

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Hideous Gnosis was an academic-style symposium about black metal held last month in New York City.

Heavy Metal In Baghdad: The Story Of Acrassicauda Book Review

from About.com Heavy Metal

The 2007 documentary Heavy Metal In Baghdad told the story of Acrassicauda, the Iraqi heavy metal band. It was a fascinating look at metal in the Middle East, politics, war and the band members themselves. Acrassicauda left Iraq and became refugees, before finally being reunited in the U.S.

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