11 Metal Songs Inspired by Dante’s ‘Inferno’
If you're going to suffer in flames for all eternity, we'll offer you our condolences. And also: this totally kickass playlist!
11 Twisted Songs Inspired by Murderess Elizabeth Bathory
With the blood of an alleged 650 women on her hands, Elizabeth Bathory's murderous deeds have provided a lot of lyrical inspiration.
10 Macabre Rock + Metal Songs Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
See which rock and metal artists turned to the dark works of Edgar Allan Poe for lyrical inspiration.
10 Bands Influenced by ‘Alice in Wonderland’
The time has come, my little friends, to talk of other things, of Manson, Ghost, In This Moment and other rock kings and queens.
Nine Inch Nails ‘Bad Witch’ Is Haunted by David Bowie
'Bad Witch' draws from noise, jazz, industrial, lounge music, and EDM -- much like David Bowie's final album, 'blackstar.'
10 Great Hard Rock + Metal Songs for Summer
These summer jams are for the ghouls who are counting down the days until Halloween.
Ghost’s Wild ‘Prequelle’ Mixes Metal, Disco and Saxophones
The album's core message is about celebrating life when death is imminent. Our reviewer calls it their "strongest album yet."
10 Rockers Who Rescue Animals
Many of metal and rock's badasses are just big softies when it comes to puppies and kittens.
10 Bands Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’
Tolkien dreamed up Middle Earth in the 1930s. Who knew that he'd inspire so many bands, from rock to death metal?
10 Evil Rock + Metal Songs Inspired by Aleister Crowley
Mr. Crowley has inspired many rock icons, from Ozzy Osbourne to Mercyful Fate and more.
10 Awesome Songs Inspired by ‘A Clockwork Orange’
See which bands embraced the 'ultra-violence' and dedicated songs to one of Stanley Kubrick's masterworks.