Listen to a new song from Krokodil

Posted by on October 1, 2014

You should be familiar with Krokodil just because the band’s rhythm section used to be in SikTh. And bassist Alessandro Venturella also appears to the new bassist of Slipknot, even though that hasn’t been announced officially yet. Other members of the band have logged time in Gallows, Cry For Silence and Hexes. But aside from […]

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Revocation offer another ‘Deathless’ studio update

Posted by on October 1, 2014

As Revocation’s Metal Blade debut draws closer (October 14), the band continues to release in-studio glimpses of the making of the album. In the third, David Davidson talks about the seriousness of the band, their influences, and the album cover. The new album was recorded with Zeuss at Planet Z Studios.

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Exodus offer preview of entire new album

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Want to know what the new Exodus album sounds like? You’ve already gotten a few chances to hear the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza, and even a chance to hear former band member Kirk Hammett solo on a song. But now, in advance of the album’s release on October 14th, the band have released an […]

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Metal Insider hosting free screening of Scott Ian’s ‘Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Yesterday, we announced our CMJ Metal Insider 2014 showcase, taking place on Wednesday, October 22nd at The Wick in Brooklyn. Turns out that’s only half of what we’re up to! Metal Insider is proud to announce that in conjunction with Megaforce Records, we’ll be presenting an exclusive screening of Scott Ian’s Swearing Words In Glasgow DVD. […]

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Jesper Stromblad says alcohol a ‘small part’ of why he left In Flames

Posted by on October 1, 2014

In 2010, founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad left In Flames. The band suggested that alcohol was the reason behind his departure, stating that they were behind him 100% on his way to recovery. The fact that he’d checked into rehab while he was in the band and missed some shows probably played into it, but in a […]

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Mastodon defend ‘The Motherload’ video

Posted by on October 1, 2014

On Monday, Mastodon unveiled their latest video, “The Motherload.” While many appreciated it for the ridiculous over the top performance of some of the ladies in the video (spoiler alert: lots of twerking), others were offended by it, calling it misogynistic and sexist. The Guardian, in particular, called it a misfire. Yesterday, Pitchfork caught up […]

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Tom Morello, Seattle restaurant trade barbs

Posted by on October 1, 2014

This past weekend, there was a bit of an Audioslave reunion in Seattle, as Tom Morello joined Chris Cornell on stage at a benefit concert. Afterwards, however, the guitarist raged against restaurant 5 Point Cafe after he and his entourage were turned away from the eatery. “Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super […]

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Today in Metal: ‘No Prayer for the Dying’ by Iron Maiden turns 24 years old

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. After Seventh Son of a Seventh Son expanded on a new direction for Maiden, this album took them in a different direction too. It introduced Janick Gers, who I think has some fine work […]

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Malcolm Young’s family confirms he’s suffering from dementia

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Last week, the Sydney Morning Herald tempered the excitement about AC/DC’s first album in six years, Rock or Bust, with the announcement that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was suffering from dementia. And while their report came from “a source,” the fact that the Herald was a legitimate news source lent it some credibility, even if there was nothing official. […]

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