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Starter Pack: Mastodon

As they return to the UK for a long overdue headline tour, we look at the history of Mastodon. From their sludgy early days to their prog-rock leanings to being labelled as “sell outs” to eventually becoming one of modern metal’s most beloved and influential bands, this is the essential

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Starter Pack: Stick To Your Guns

Currently tearing up the UK in support of their new album ‘True View’, Orange County’s Stick To Your Guns have become the heroes of the melodic hardcore circuit for their uncompromising and ever-evolving approach to hardcore, and dedication to it since 2003. This is the story of how they came

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Starter Pack: Avenged Sevenfold

As they embark on a brand new world tour in support of their incredible new album, ‘The Stage’, we tell you all you need to know about Avenged Sevenfold. The Early Days Avenged Sevenfold’s career began in 1999 in the their hometown of Huntington Beach, California; originally a four piece

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Starter Pack: Metallica

As they make their return with ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, Already Heard’s Edward Layland brings you up to speed with all things Metallica. When Lars Ulrich first met James Hetfield in 1981, they “certainly didn’t hit it off”. Hetfield hardly spoke and Lars could barely play. However, Ulrich knew absolutely everyone in

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Starter Pack: Iron Maiden

As they prepare to return to Donington once again for this weekend’s Download Festival, we’re here to bring you up to speed on all things Iron Maiden with our “Starter Pack” feature. From their formation to world-conquering, metal pioneers, we’ve got all the need-to-know details on the history of Maiden

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