Heavy Metal Music

Show your mettle with investments

Employees who have received a bonus, or are expecting one, may want to invest it in a buoyant business sector to maximise its earnings potential. But which sectors?

Saturday, 15 January, 2011, 12:00am

Recycled scrap metal is as good as new

I have a friend who works in a 'dirty' business, but it's also one of the most environmentally friendly. He works in the scrap metal industry.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cadmium pollution leads to protests, arrests, factory closure

Three officials in Liuyang city , Hunan province were prosecuted last week after being found to be responsible for cadmium pollution that killed at least five people and poisoned more than 500.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


Nordic jazz

Norway only has a population of fewer than 5 million, but punches well above its weight when it comes to music, with a vibrant scene encompassing everything from traditional folk tunes to electronica, hip hop, black metal and jazz.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am



The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull

(Southern Lord)

Back in 1991, Earth were mainly known for two things: their long, droning Black Sabbath-influenced instrumentals and core member Dylan Carlson's purchase of the gun that Kurt Cobain used to commit suicide.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Test your metal

There are three main groups of metal-related enterprises. The first group consists of those directly related to products made from metal such as vehicles, machinery, tools, utensils and equipment.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Killer klothing

The heavy-metal look is rarely espoused as a fashion trend but that hasn't stopped gothic clothing label Affliction from launching its latest collection of hip vintage-washed T-shirts, faded jeans and chunky metal accessories for men and women.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Dutch drama in goth-metal mayhem

If you're in the mood for something dark and dramatic, Within Temptation might fit the bill.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


Echoes of a good time

Do you miss heavy metal's 1980s glory days of big hair, tight trousers and falsetto vocals? Neither do we, but there's no denying the sound is making a comeback, thanks to the likes of British spandex fans the Darkness and Aussie rockers Wolfmother.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Death on the Road


It's a bit tricky reviewing a live Iron Maiden release unless you're a dyed-in-the-leather fan, which I confess I'm not. Yes, we all have an album tucked away from the 80s, but that doesn't count. We might have some Adam Ant somewhere, too - it doesn't mean we're New Romatics.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Taking out the thrash

Beijing. Friday night. It's been a hot and humid day, tempered only by the occasional shower. But nightfall has brought a breeze, cooling the city as another working week draws to a close. Crowds are heading to the popular party haunts of Chaoyang and Sanlitun and the parks that surround the districts to wind down ahead of the weekend.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Survival kit

Stand out in this season's urban camouflage. Dirty denim, distressed tie-dye, metal studs and serious hardware add tough-chic texture to city essentials, from tailored jackets and sleeveless shirts to jeans and micro-minis.

13 May 2001 - 12:00am

Soundgarden - Down On The Upside (MCA)

Soundgarden have a heavy burden to carry as innovators and longest-lasting members of the Seattle scene.

Thankfully, they have never taken the responsibility, or themselves, too seriously. And the results, over six albums, have always been worthy of investigation.

21 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Drumming to new beat

IT became obvious that Anodize is fast achieving real heavy metal band status after it staged two concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium recently.

The concerts wrapped up Hong Kong's rock scene for the year 1995 and saw some 3,200 fans crawling out from underground to do some serious head-banging.

8 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Bands put crowd on cloud nine

BEYOND, Tai Chi and Tat Ming Pair would be glad to see that the band trend they started in the late '80s did not entirely bow to the gimmicks of Canto-pop in the '90s.

19 Apr 1995 - 12:00am