Do you remember the Green Destiny sword from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I didn’t. But that damascus steel blade finished with jade is so damn gorgeous and stunningly detailed that after seeing the guys at Baltimore Knife and Sword make it, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it again. The whole build process is so…
Fireworks, which were invented in China, are obviously a big deal in China. But no fireworks show in any part of the country and very probably the world can match the sheer spectacle and beautiful audacity of the fireworks show in Nuanquan, China. That’s because it’s more of a molten metal show. A blacksmith, wearing…
Turn it up to 8K if you can (you can’t), because this truly awesome video of master bladesmith Tony Swatton working on a Roman Gladius Sword made from damascus steel is a treat to watch. Damascus steel is basically art in a material as the layers get built, this sword is especially awesome because it combines a…
With enough skill and patience, any sort of metal object can basically be heated up and forged into a weapon. It always make for such a glorious process too. For example in this video, a wonderfully threaded steel cable rope gets pounded and pounded until it resembles something that can be shaped and shaped into a…
It’s basically the war of the worlds. Heaven and hell smashing themselves together. A song of ice and fire. It’s molten copper vs antifreeze engine coolant. That hot golden orange glow being poured onto the radioactive slimy green antifreeze. What happens? A lot! The antifreeze starts shooting out bolts as the burn…
Turns out, the hard shell of a coconut is really, really good at trapping the heat of the molten copper! Because once you fill up the little brown ball with the molten copper, it stays hot forever and brings everything to a boil. What do you get left with once it all cools down? This donut shaped lug of copper.
No one can bring weapons from fictional worlds into real life as well as the crew from Man At Arms: Reforged. The blacksmiths are just too good at what they do. This episode of the making of Katniss’ bow from The Hunger Games is especially cool because you get to see a big block of aluminum that weighs 19 pounds get…
Given how perfectly Julie Andrews encapsulated the title role, Disney never really needs to remake Mary Poppins. Ever. That said, if they do, I believe Andy Rehfeldt has found a take that works... namely by turning Ms. Poppins and ol' Bert the Chimney Sweep into the world's greatest death metal duet.
He rocked you in 2012 with "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night." In 2013, he slayed you with "Jingle Hell." Now, Christopher Lee is back to melt the long, white beard off your face with "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing," a "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" do-over that contains the lyric "Glory to the metal king!"
What is the perfect visual companion to the twanging and screaming of sludge metal band The Body's track The Empty Hearth? How about the twitching dances of a few large and hairy spiders?
How do you pump up the testosterone on a song by Metalocalypse's Dethklok? Make Batman the lead singer and send him rocking with his iron buns and his backup band—made up of Red Hood, Nightwing, and Robin on the drums.
What is Darkscorch? Is it an album of 70s metal songs about pagan rites, wizards, and Sauron? A board game about being a band battling for a record deal? Elaborate maps sketched on graph paper in 10th grade study hall? Yes. Darkscorch is all of these things.
It's 4:20 somewhere in the galaxy right now. Kick back, spark up, and soak in the delicious guitars and trippy, minimalist visuals in this video from French metal band Gojira.
Oh, man. Christopher Lee is so old, you guys. Which is partially why it's so wonderful that's he's still churning out awesome holiday music like this new heavy metal cover (with accompanying metal lyrics!) of "Jingle Bells" titled, of course, "Jingle Hell." The other reason is that his singing voice is still amazing.
Canadian band Scythia just debuted their new single, "Bear Claw Tavern," with this awesomely goofy video about dwarfs, wizards, and — of course — drinking. Guaranteed to be more fun than the new Hobbit movie.
Why are horror and fantasy themes so influential and powerful in rock and metal music? Why do fans love performers who act like zombies, vampires and witches? I went to the traveling metal roadshow known the as the Mayhem Festival to find out.
One of the many mysteries of the universe is where the elements come from. At last, one part of that mystery is solved. A team of astronomers have discovered the origins of all the heaviest elements in the universe, including gold, lead, platinum and more.
New developments in materials science mean that Wolverine's super-strong, super-light claws could soon be a reality. Over at North Carolina State University, one researcher is developing new metals with Adamantium in mind.
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have concocted a formula that turns cement into a semi-conductor — a breakthrough that will allow it to be used for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips.