MetalSucks’ Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2019


Every December, we have the MetalSucks Mansion Monkeys tally up our top 25 stories of the past year, so as to better learn what you dummies like and what bands will generate the most ¢lick$. And now that the 2019 report is in, we have some interesting takeaways. For example:

  • Tool and Slipknot are every bit the clickbait we thought they were.
  • Metallica, less so! No story about Metallica cracked the top 25… heck, no story about Metallica cracked the top 50!!
  • Even though younger people don’t seem to know who they are, there is still a massive amount of interest in Van Halen out there.
  • 2019 was The Year of the Former Drummer.

Peruse the stories you made our most popular below.

#25: Watch Ten Straight Hours of Mudvayne’s Bassist Playing the Intro of “Dig”

#24: Teenage Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech Turned into a Swedish Death Metal Song

#23: Delta Airlines Employees Robbed High on Fire / Sleep Frontman Matt Pike

#22: Members of Shinedown, All That Remains, and Bad Wolves Defend Rob Zombie

#21: Rammstein Members Kiss During Moscow Show, Violating Russia’s Anti-LGBTQ Laws

#20: Let’s Talk About Rammstein’s Controversial “Deutschland” Video

#19: The Agonist’s Vicky Psarakis Claims Former Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz “Has Been Trying to Kill This Band Ever Since She Was Fired”

#18: Tool on Pace for #1 Debut, Unseating Taylor Swift

#17: Meet Ironbunny, the New Babymetal

#16: Metal Musicians Reacts to Maroon 5’s Lame Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

#15: The 25 Best Metal Albums of 2010 – 2019

#14: A Detailed Analysis of Slipknot’s New Masks

#13: Former Five Finger Death Punch Drummer Jeremy Spencer is a Cop Now

#12: Iranian Metal Band Confess Sentenced to 14 1/2 Years in Prison, 74 Lashes

#11: Violent Video of Vektor’s David DiSanto Assaulting His Wife Has Surfaced

#10: Evanescence Drummer Will Hunt Comments on Knotfest Mexico Riots

#9: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Shares Photo of “Post-Gig Make-Up Debacle” Beneath His Mask

#8: Two Mgła Shows Have Been Canceled Amidst Ties to NSBM

#7: Video: Corey Taylor Stops a Slipknot Show When the Most Pit Gets Out of Control

#6: Staind’s Aaron Lewis Ends Texas Show Abruptly, Tells Crowd “I Don’t Know How to Speak Spanish, I’m American.”

#5: David Lee Roth on Van Halen Brothers: “We Have Always Hated Each Other”

#4: We’ve Heard Tool’s Entire New Album Fear Inoculum. This is What it Sounds Like.

#3: Likely-Baked Tool Fan Doesn’t Realize He Asked Eddie Van Halen to Take His Photo

#2: Maynard James Keenan Spills the Beans on the Joe Rogan Podcast

#1: BREAKING: Joey Jordison Back in Slipknot as Percussionist!

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