Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun discusses crowd-funding while on a label contract

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Two years after the release of Wintersun’s second album, Time I, fans are anxiously waiting for information regarding the release of its follow-up, Time II. Today, band mastermind Jari Mäenpää took to Facebook to discuss the obstacles facing the album’s production and the possibility of crowd-funding the album. Some of the most striking details revealed in the post […]

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Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida: “It’s like being the first round pick of the NFL draft”

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Hernan “Eddie” Hermida had big shoes to fill when assuming the vocal duties for Suicide Silence. One of deathcore’s most popular rising bands, they’d just signed with Nuclear Blast when singer Mitch Lucker died in a motorcycle accident. Hermida, who’d been in All Shall Perish, stepped into the vacant slot like he’d been in the […]

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Here’s Kelly Osbourne getting her head bit off by a shark

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Last night, the SyFy Network broke the internet by airing Sharknado 2: The Second One. The sequel to last year’s cheese-fest recorded over 215,000 tweets with the #sharknado2 hashtag, roughly about twice the number of celebrities that had cameos in the film. Al Roker, Robert Hays, Judah Friedlander, Wil Wheaton, Vivica Fox, Pepa from Salt N’ […]

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High On Fire to tour for free

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Like High on Fire, but on a budget? Good news. The fine folks at Converse have teamed up with the band to present the inaugural Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour. The opener for the East Coast tour is Blackest, while SoCal’s Arctic will be the West Coast opener. Tickets for the five-date tour were made […]

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Nachtmystium stream first single from final album

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Other than the fact that the band mastermind went and got himself arrested instead of playing our CMJ showcase last year, we’re fans of Nachtmystium. Blake Judd has been wrestling with his demons for some time now, and as much as it sucked to have them not play our showcase, that time in jail seems to have […]

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Queensrÿche no more; Geoff Tate has a new band name

Posted by on July 30, 2014

The last time we checked in with Queensrÿche, there were two of them, and they’d just settled a lawsuit. Under the terms of the agreement, Geoff Tate, the band’s original singer, lost the right to call himself Queensrÿche, and would have to refer to himself as “formerly of Queensrÿche” or something like that for two years. He’d […]

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Eluveitie stream ‘Origins’ in full; release music video for ‘The Call of the Mountains’

Posted by on July 30, 2014

There’s less than one week left until Switzerland’s celtic folk metal band Eluveitie releases their newest studio effort Origins on Nuclear Blast Records on August 1st (EU), 4th (UK), 5th (US). In anticipation of its release, the band has released a full stream of the album on Nuclear Blast’s Soundcloud page for all to hear. […]

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From the creator of ‘Bass Dogs,’ get ready for ‘Slug Solos’

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Last year, the internet was very amused by Bass Dogs, a Tumblr account that noted that “people who play bass with their fingers look like they’re tickling hairy dogs.” Hilarity ensued. Now the same person that created that is back again, this time with Slug Solos. This time, he notes that “some guitarists’ solo faces look like […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/30: Overkill’s ‘Armory’ army out in force

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We’re Metal Insider, not Scene Kid Insider, so that’s why Overkill is our top story. Any time a band with a 35 year career gets the highest charting album of their career, you’ve gotta […]

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