Here’s Machine Head’s new song ‘Killers & Kings’

Posted by on April 20, 2014

Yesterday was Record Store Day, and by all early reports, it was an incredibly successful one. Lines around the blocks at record stores nationwide won’t save the music industry, but proved that there’s still a passion for physical product, at least twice a year. At any rate, Machine Head chose RSD as an opportunity release […]

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Sigh’s Dr. Mikannibal announces pregnancy onstage at Inferno Festival

Posted by on April 19, 2014

You’d expect to find a lot of grimness and death at a metal festival, and there’s been plenty of that on display at the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo Norway this week. But as Sigh began the final night of the festival earlier this evening on one of the two stages, they did so with […]

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Happy Easter from Metal Insider

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Hope you’re all having a good Friday. See what we did there? With the holiday upon us, we’re going to be taking off a bit early today. That doesn’t mean that we won’t continue to cover breaking news as it happens, so take a cue from Municipal Waste, dye some eggs while cranking it up, […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Sacro Culto’ by Opera IX turns 16 years old

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s a Gothic death-doom band from Italy, Opera IX, with Sacro Culto, released on April 18th, 1998. These guys have a REALLY awesome female singer. She is able to give some really intense growls, and […]

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Surprising few, Suffokate part with vocalist

Posted by on April 18, 2014

The last time we’d heard from Suffokate, the band had a few words for their vocalist, Matthew Krawchuk. Those words were “fuck you,” because the singer apparently bailed because he was “deported to Canada.” This happened just a few weeks after the band posted that he disappeared after a show and they couldn’t find him. […]

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Photos/Review: The Amity Affliction and Heartist, Nashville, TN, 4/15/14

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to catch two bands I’ve been meaning to check out for a while, The Amity Affliction and Heartist.  Both of these Roadrunner bands are currently on the Hollow Bodies Tour with Bless the Fall, Silverstein, and Secrets. I caught the tour in its second week as it made […]

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Puddle of Mudd singer freaks out onstage

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Remember Puddle of Mudd? It’s ok if you don’t. The post-grunge band was signed to Fred Durst’s Flawless label and were pretty popular at the beginning of the last decade due to the songs “Control,” “Blurry,” and the “She Hates Me.” Since then, they’ve continued to put out albums, but singer Wes Scantlin’s been in […]

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‘Workaholics’ season ends with Pig Destroyer-scored killing spree

Posted by on April 18, 2014

We’re already aware that someone on the Workaholics writing staff likes metal thanks to the Pantera and Dimebag Darrell reference that the show’s Blake made earlier this season. The season finale aired earlier this week and proved that one metal reference wasn’t a fluke. If you’re squeamish, you might not want to watch this, but the […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/18: Should AC/DC retire?

Posted by on April 18, 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. The internet went bonkers when rumors started to spread that after 40 years, AC/DC were planning to retire. While singer Brian Johnson denied the retirement […]

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Holland has a metal college and we want to enroll

Posted by on April 17, 2014

School of Rock is more than just a Jack Black movie. In fact, there are over 100 schools in the States and abroad that teach children how to play music together fashioned after the original one started by Paul Green. However, in Holland, Within Temptation guitarist Ruud Jolie has started teaching at a metal college! […]

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