Fred Durst denies being Robert Durst

Posted by on March 27, 2015

You’ve got to hand it to Limp Bizkit. At least they have a sense of humor about themselves. Fred Durst recently popped up on Instagram wearing a branded hoodie that simply reads “Not Robert.” That, of course, is in response to the Associated Press article in which they referred to 72 year-old suspected serial murderer Robert […]

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Amplified: Second to Sun groove, blast, and everything in between

Posted by on March 27, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. Let’s be honest, the instrumental “djent” thing on its own is pretty boring. The bands that stand out in that style either dazzle with their virtuosity to appeal to the musicians in the crowd, (Animals […]

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Overkill sign worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast, announce tour, box set

Posted by on March 27, 2015

It’s been 35 years since Overkill first formed, and 30 since their first album, Feel the Fire. Now the New Jersey thrash quintet are commemorating their anniversary with a new label in the United States, Nuclear Blast, and a box set that will consist of their entire back catalog. While the band have been on Nuclear […]

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Carcass forced to cancel show in the Philippines

Posted by on March 27, 2015

British death metal band Carcass were scheduled to play the Pulp Summer Slam in the Philippines on April 25th, but it seems their visas were denied by the local government. The band issued the following statement on their Facebook page: “Sorry Malaysia, no show for you guys in May. Seems like your government officials still haven’t updated […]

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Unlocking the Truth talk about the ‘nightmare’ of the record industry

Posted by on March 27, 2015

The metal industry reacted in bemused disbelief when African-American teenagers Unlocking the Truth got a reported $1.8 million for signing with Sony. Most, us included, didn’t think that they would see that money due to the way the deal was set up. Then, when their film premiered at SXSW, it was announced that they were already […]

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Dissident Aggression: Abyss – Heretical Anatomy

Posted by on March 27, 2015

There really is nothing like a good death metal album.  Nothing beats the sonic slap to the face, the proverbial bucket of cold water to wake you from the musical coma that you can inherit from others like a virus.  However like all metal genres though the history of death metal is littered with highs […]

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Today in metal: Ratt released Out of the Cellar in 1984

Posted by on March 27, 2015

On April 27th, 1984, the debut full length album from Ratt, Out of the Cellar, was released. Having come out four months after Quiet Riot got the first #1 metal album in Billboard chart history, it, along with that album and Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil, ushered in the Sunset Strip hair metal  explosion. While the band had existed in […]

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Gene Simmons to start making horror movies

Posted by on March 27, 2015

Iconic KISS bassist Gene Simmons has partnered up with WWE to form a new horror movie production company called Erebus Pictures. These horror movies will then be promoted to their rabid audience across WWE shows like “Monday Night Raw” and “SmackDown.” Simmons said, “the horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging […]

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Coheed And Cambria join the Roc Nation

Posted by on March 27, 2015

First the post-hardcore band Touche Amore signs a management deal with the Jay Z owned Roc Nation, and now progressive metal masters Coheed and Cambria have joined the Roc Nation family as well. As noted by Property of Zack, Touch Amore signed with Roc Nation because, “the band’s manager being hired by (Roc Nation) and presumably taking his artists […]

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Exclusive: Lancer premieres video for “Iwo Jima”

Posted by on March 27, 2015

There’s something to be said about melodic power metal done well. And Sweden’s Lancer do just that, packing killer riffs and soaring vocals into anthems that diehard fans of Helloween and Blind Guardian could appreciate. Case in point: “Iwo Jima”, a song off Lancer’s new album Second Storm, out April 10 via Despotz Records. That’s […]

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