Chris Kael Wins Metal Hammer ‘Best Beard’ Award

Metal Hammer has declared Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael’s beard to be the best beard in metal. To pay tribute to the forthcoming Academy Award ceremony this weekend in Hollywood, Metal Hammer decided to honor several notable musicians and bands with, “some extremely prestigious gongs.” Categories included: ‘Best Metal Pet,’ ‘Best Worst Video,’ … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Zoltan Bathory

Zoltan Bathory

Zoltan Bathory was born in Hungary and is a founder member of Los Angeles heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP). He is also one of the band’s main songwriters and the joint lead guitarist. Known by his long dreadlocks and tattoos, Zoltan Bathory plays alongside fellow guitarist Jason Hook in the band and … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde was born in 1967 in Bayonne New Jersey – real name is Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt.Zakk Wylde is probably best known as former guitarist for Ozzy Osborne and for being a founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society who he still plays with. He was also the lead guitarist and singer in … Read more


Will Ray

Will Ray has secured a place from himself among the world’s greatest guitarists for his unique style, ability and iconic use of the Fender Telecaster. As an integral member of The Hellecasters, he employs extensive use of techniques such as slides and bends alongside the revolutionary set up of three guitars in the band. Will … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Weldon Myrick

Weldon Myrick

Session musician Weldon Myrick was born in Jayton, Texas on April 10, 1939. In his career that has spanned for more then fifty years, Myrick has received such honours as being inducted into both the Country Music and Steel Guitarist’s Hall of Fame. Myrick began to play the steel guitar at age eight after his … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Wayne Lozinak

Wayne Lozinak

Wayne Lozinak is the lead guitarist and one of the original members of the hardcore metal band Hatebreed. He grew up in Connecticut and first got into music after seeing Kiss on TV. He started learning guitar as a teenager and he was influenced by Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. He joined Hatebreed in 1994, … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor

Michael Trent Reznor was born May 17, 1965. His main areas of music are as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Leader of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and currently a member of How to Destroy Angels, he was previously associated with bands Option 30, Exotic Birds, and Tapeworm, among others. In 2007 … Read more

BIOGRAPHY – Tosin Abasi

Tosin Abasi

Tosin Abasi, born in 1982, is best know for playing the 7 and 8 stringed guitar, in the instrumental progressive metal band, “Animals As Leaders”, based out of Washington D.C. He utilizes the power of techniques and the endless possibilities of guitar playing in any genre. He is primarily self taught, but studied jazz and … Read more