Originally an independent metal news resource, Blabbermouth was purchased by Roadrunner Records long ago. They tend to cover nu-metal and hard rock a little more than I'd like, but they still cover a lot of metal news.
No other site I've found covers as much metal-related news.
Brave Words and Bloody Knuckleshttp://www.bravewords.com
Home of Canadian magazine Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles (BWBK)