Amplified: Because it’s Halloween, here’s a lo-fi doom EP from Sleepy Cheese

Posted by on October 31, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. We get a fair amount of submissions to Amplified or to our “tips” email. And we try to listen to everything we get, but every now and then you get an intro that makes it […]

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What does it mean that Refused have fired their guitarist?

Posted by on October 31, 2014

Today on their Facebook page, Refused guitarist Jon Brännström, released a statement saying that he’s been fired from the band. Yes, that Refused, the hardcore band that put out The Shape of Punk to Come in 1998, then broke up, reformed and went dormant again. There’s been no talk of the band doing anything, and mostly Dennis Lyxzén has been […]

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Slayer reveal title of track in new Scion video

Posted by on October 31, 2014

It was revealed earlier this week that Slayer have teamed up with Scion to record a new track to be given out via Scion A/V. In a trio of videos, Slayer’s Tom Araya and Kerry King were shown in the studio working on the song in the first clip, testing the song in their cars (Scions, natch) and […]

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Today in WTF: Metalhead killed by fundamentalist christian

Posted by on October 31, 2014

A 21 year-old Stillwater, OK man has been charged with first degree murder in the death of a college student, who he nearly decapitated. Why are we writing about Isaiah Zoar Marin, 21, who hacked up Jacob Andrew Crockett, 19? Well, Crockett’s brother said that Marin is a “religious zealot,” who had been watching YouTube […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Random Cosmic Violence of Usnea

Posted by on October 31, 2014

What exactly is in the water up in Portland, Oregon?  The sheer volume, not to mention the high quality, of heavy music acts that have been pouring out of an otherwise bucolic, little city has been quite impressive for quite some time now.  Is Portland, OR the most “metal” place in North America these days?  […]

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Metal Insider top 5: metal songs in horror movies

Posted by on October 31, 2014

It’s Halloween, and while we could post a Helloween album on here and call it day, we’d rather do something different. With that in mind, here’s our top five list of heavy songs in horror movies. We’re sure you’ve got a few of your own, so chime in in the comments section. In the meantime, […]

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Exclusive North American stream: The Treatment: Running With the Dogs

Posted by on October 31, 2014

On Tuesday, November 4, Spinefarm will be releasing The Treatment’s sophomore album, Running With the Dogs, in North America. While the album has been out in the rest of the world since February, this is the first North America gets of it. However, if you happened to see KISS and Motley Crue in 2012, you […]

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New Napalm Death album due in early 2015

Posted by on October 31, 2014

Napalm Death vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway offered some details earlier this month about a new album, but now we know the album will be titled Apex Predator – Easy Meat, and come out in early 2015. Greenway issued the following statement regarding the new album: “Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but […]

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Spotify playlist: Obituary’s Donald Tardy’s Pre-gig warm-up song list

Posted by on October 31, 2014

Obituary returned earlier this week with Inked In Blood, their first album in five years and first on Relapse Records. It’s a return to form for the band, and one of their strongest records in years. If you haven’t heard it yet, you’re missing out, but since we like you, here’s where you can stream the […]

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Deftones wrap up two weeks of writing

Posted by on October 31, 2014

In February, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno told Rolling Stone that the band would be taking the year off. A few weeks later, in an interview with Soundwave TV, he said the rest of the band was already writing new material. But now the band has recently posted a photo (below) to Facebook, with the caption, “Wrapping up 2 […]

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