Amplified: Despite (All Their Rage)

Posted by on November 21, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. Gothenberg’s Despite present some interesting paradoxes in what they do, and while they’re walking some well-trodden ground for the most part, they carve out an interesting sonic space of their own within that style. Their ties […]

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Metal Power Rankings: Machine Head wears the crown again

Posted by on November 21, 2014

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. Machine Head, with their top 20 debut for Bloodstone & Diamonds, sit atop […]

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Foo Fighters aren’t done with corpse paint yet

Posted by on November 21, 2014

On Halloween, Foo Fighters continued to build anticipation for their Sonic Highways album and Sonic Highway HBO series by playing a show in Nashville while wearing corpse paint. It turns out that’s not the last you’ve seen of the band and corpse paint. The band are joining the ugly holiday sweater craze and releasing two sweatshirts that […]

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Get ready for a Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre with Randy Blythe, David Vincent

Posted by on November 21, 2014

It seems like only yesterday, we mentioned that Randy Blythe of Lamb of God was branching out into acting by appearing in a movie with Chthonic. It looks like that’s not the only acting he’s doing, as he also recently filmed a cameo in a feature being filmed called Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: what band would you want to own equity in?

Posted by on November 21, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry Queensryche announced a few weeks back that they’re offering fans (with $50,000 to spend) the chance purchase an equity ownership stake giving them […]

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PelleK debuts new song, starts up PledgeMusic to fund new album ‘Cloud Dancers

Posted by on November 21, 2014

Norwegian singer/songwriter Per Fredrik “PelleK” Åsly today released a music video for the title track of his upcoming album, Cloud Dancers, which is to be self-released this late this December. He always started up a PledgeMusic to fund the album by taking pre-orders, which is currently at 27% with 14 days left to pledge. Pre-Order […]

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Fear Factory announce then postpone European tour

Posted by on November 21, 2014

Fear Factory announced – then postponed - a European tour that was scheduled for spring of 2015. All within a day. The official statement from the band’s website: “To our fans in Europe, The UK, and Ireland; We regretfully MUST postpone the tour until Summer 2015 in order to complete our forthcoming , and ninth, studio album. […]

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It’s official, System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan is trolling us all

Posted by on November 21, 2014

This week started off with some vague announcements on the System of a Down and Lamb of God front. While Lamb of God’s led to a new website, and System of a Down announced a few new shows, drummer John Dolmayan has been releasing some provocative teasers via his Twitter account. “Yes, it’s true,” the […]

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