Fear Factory to play ‘Demanufacture’ on US tour with Soilwork

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Last year, Fear Factory commemorated the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Demanufacture by playing it live – in Europe. When asked if it was going to happen in the States, vocalist Burton C. Bell said that there was no interest for it happening America from promoters. Either Burton was underplaying it or that interview lit […]

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SoundCloud lost more than $70M over the course of two years

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Online streaming is still a fairly new business and many of the services offered nowadays are still trying to figure out how it works or how to make it profitable. Giants like Spotify or Apple Music are doing fairly well, but others like SoundCloud aren’t doing as great as his competitors and have been actually running […]

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Amplified: Curse The Flesh’s Black Majesty

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. As we established last year, I obviously have no idea what constitutes a romantic gesture.  As we also know around this time of year, flesh is bad, and metal is good. That’s why Mobile, Alabama’s Curse […]

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno discusses ‘Gore’ artwork

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Last year, we reported on every bit of information we had regarding Deftones’ new album Gore, from the recording process to the many step backs it had during its production leading to its release which, according to guitarist Stephen Carpenter, it will be this coming April 8th. The original image we thought to be the album artwork […]

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Mantar enter a new Era Borealis from their Ode to the Flame

Posted by on February 12, 2016

German duo Mantar recently signed with Nuclear Blast and that meant the band had a new album ready to be out, and that album is titled Ode to the Flame and will hit the shelves on April 15th. The band commented about the signing: “We never had any plans to think this big with the band, but […]

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Interview: Johan Hegg talks new Amon Amarth album, internet trolls

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Although Amon Amarth don’t necessarily want to be known as a viking metal band, by naming their forthcoming album Jomsviking, the Swedish metal band all but promised that they’re going to continue to be known for it. There’s also the fact that frontman Johan Hegg looks enough like a Viking to have starred in Northmen: A Viking […]

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Dissident Aggression: WAKE – Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow

Posted by on February 12, 2016

If you took the title of their newest release at face value, and you probably should, then Calgary-based grind quintet WAKE would have you believe that we are in some serious trouble here. As we continually destroy this one and only world we inhabit on so many levels the tomorrows that we are sowing truly […]

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New & Noteworthy, February 12th – Crosswinds

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Winter weather up here in the northeast has decided to show up in force in recent weeks, and as the temperatures have dropped, so too has the release calendar cooled off somewhat. Here’s to hoping that things get hotter on both of those fronts in the weeks to come. In the meantime, enjoy these new […]

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Cult of Luna are heeding A Greater Call

Posted by on February 12, 2016

Cult of Luna surprised quite a few people when they announced they were teaming up with singer Julie Christmas for a new album. Mariner will be released on April 8th, and yesterday, the band released the first song from the album, “A Greater Call.” Atmospheric for the first 3 1/2 minutes or so, distortion doesn’t come […]

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