"The heshest, most gnarliest (yes, most gnarliest) horror show on air and online. You want Metallica? We got your Metallica. We got your Black Sabbath and your Slayer, your Mastodon and your Converge, your Pantera and your Killswitch Engage. Friends, neighbors, we even have your Goatwhore."
"Headbangers Ball is a music television program consisting of heavy metal music videos airing on MTV2, MTV Australia, MTV Rocks, MTV Adria, MTV Brand New, MTV Portugal, MTV Finland, MTV Arabia, MTV Norway, MTV Sweden, MTV Denmark, MTV Greece, MTV Türkiye, MTV Hungary and MTV Japan. The show began on MTV on Saturday, April 18, 1987, playing heavy metal and hard rock music videos late at night, from both well-known and more obscure artists. The show offered a stark contrast to Top 40 music videos shown during the day.\n\nHowever, with the mainstream rise of alternative rock and rap music in the 1990s, the relevance of Headbangers Ball came into question, and the show was ultimately canceled in 1995. Over eight years later, as new genres of heavy metal were gaining a commercial foothold and fan interest became unavoidable, the program was reintroduced on MTV2. It has remained in varying degrees on the network.\n\nMany of the videos that aired on the first incarnation of the series would find a home on the similarly themed Metal Mania on sister channel VH1 Classic."