Heavy Headlines 17+

Metal News

Nativity Mobile, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 903 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Built BY a metalhead FOR metalheads Heavy Headlines for iPhone, iPad - and now Apple Watch - is the BROOTAL one-stop destination for all of your metal news, new album release, and concert listing needs. To put it another way, I'm a big metal fan and much to my surprise there was just nothing in the app store that did what I was looking for - show me metal news and do it well. So as a professional app developer I took it upon myself to fill that void with the following design goals in mind:

1. Make it simple, slick, and easy to use with a fun interface. It should "just work."
2. Pack it with the innovative features of iOS and Apple devices that I would expect from a great app.
3. Make it metal. Make it fun.

Hopefully I've achieved that and more. Let me know in the reviews.

If you find any bugs or have any suggestions please send me feedback directly from the app. I want to hear from you! Just hit the menu button in the header and select "Send Feedback"


- Aggregates content from the world's top sources of metal news in one convenient app.

- Innovative "Favorite Bands" feature figures out your favorite metal bands from your music library and then surfaces stories about them to the top of your feed. You can also Blacklist the ones you don't want to get news about.

- Explore new metal releases and top selling albums and then purchase them from iTunes right through the app.

- Concert Tickets! Heavy Headlines automatically finds upcoming shows in your area featuring your Favorite Bands and even lets you purchase tickets for them right through the app.

- Full background fetch integration refreshes your metal news automatically for you in the background so it's ready for you every time you open the app.

- Automatically receive notifications when new stories about your Favorite Bands are detected!

- Have multiple devices? No problem. The app uses iCloud to automatically synch your settings and to keep track of the articles you've already read across all your devices.

- Don't like the default look of the app? Heavy Headlines comes packed with over 20 different themes inspired by iconic metal album covers.

- Sleek fullscreen reading experience. Simply scroll the article you're reading to enter fullscreen mode.

- Lots of other little fun "metal" touches throughout to warm even the blackest of hearts.

Please note: The notifications will only work if you allow Heavy Headlines to refresh content in the background. You can do this by going to iOS Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turning it on for Heavy Headlines.

What’s New

Version 6.0.0

Heavy Headlines 6.0 is finally here! I know it's been a while (I'm just one guy), but I cooked up some awesome new features in that time. Please enjoy and don't hesitate to reach out and send feedback via the "Send Feedback" button in the main menu of the app. I really do value your feedback and enjoy hearing from my users.

Heavy Headlines 6.0 includes:

- New Releases are back! And now you can choose to open each track or album in Spotify or Apple Music
- Fixes to the news reading experience
- New news site: The Pit (yes I know it's a corporate site but they publish good stories)
- Removed defunct news sites
- Better support for iOS 15
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
903 Ratings

903 Ratings

A nameless ghoul ,

Ripping again

Look, this app and concept rules, no questions asked. Several years ago I was pondering what it would be like to have “that one app” I couldn’t live without. And a few days later this shows up in a search for some metal magazine...I forget which. I love being able to read different write ups from a different perspective on the same story from all the different sites. This app has been one of, if not THE single reason I stay with iPhone because I can’t bear the thought of looking for my metal news and reviews by myself one by one. Small issue with crashing last week but nothing a reinstall didn’t fix. So horns up for Don for putting this together and keeping it running!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the kind words and for being such a loyal user!

Justin Fusch ,

The App that all Metalheads need.

This app is definitely convenient with all the things you want to keep up to date with. New releases of music, and Rock / Metal related news articles. A lot of people are missing out, definitely overlooked considering how efficient this app this.

R. Bubb ,

Freezes a lot.

I love this app and use it all the time, but man does it freeze a lot, no matter which apple device I use, new and old phones and iPads doesn’t seem to matter. Really none of the updates seems to fix it. Sometimes I think it has more to do with the embedded commercials than anything else, but really it hangs up with no apparent cause. I’ll keep using because there isn’t much else out there like it. But it is frustrating.

Developer Response ,


Please update to 4.2.1. Should fix the issue with inline ads causing the app to freeze. If you could update your review afterwards I'd really appreciate it.

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