Monthly Archives: November 2011

Unsigned & Streamed: Islands

Posted by on November 30, 2011

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re excited to shine a light on Hamilton, ON, Canada’s Islands. Guitarist Adrian Levasseur, also of Straight Reads The Line, […]

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Celebrate The Holidays With A Slayer Stocking And Ornament

Posted by on November 30, 2011

What better way to scare the hell out of Santa Claus when he’s coming down the chimney to give you gifts than with Slayer holiday apparel? The band is currently selling holiday ornaments and stockings (as seen up top) exclusively via their webstore. We already know one gift we could stuff in the Slayer stocking. […]

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Video: Skyrim Gets Even More Metal

Posted by on November 30, 2011

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the all-immersive world of Skyrim. The latest incarnation of the Elder Scrolls series of role playing games is the best one yet, with some calling it best video game ever. It’s already a pretty metal game as is, with all the dragon […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/30: The Holiday Season Is Here And Now

Posted by on November 30, 2011

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Unfortunately, we missed out on all of the action on the charts last week because of Thanksgiving break. However, we return just in time to see the holiday shopping season kicking into gear. One […]

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Made In Germany: Rammstein In Berlin, 11/28

Posted by on November 30, 2011

It’s always an experience to see a band play in front of the fans that made them famous. That’s amplified even more when it’s in a different country. Metal Insider contributor and huge Rammstein fan Melissa Meyers fan planned a Germany vacation around being able to see the band play in Berlin. Here’s her account. Without […]

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Video: Trivium And In Flames Have A Romantic Dinner Together

Posted by on November 30, 2011

In Flames and Trivium will be embarking on a North American tour together in early 2012. So to celebrate the co-headlining tour, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy went to In Flames’ guitarist Björn Gelotte and bassist Peter Iwers’ restaurant 2112 in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 19. There, Heafy challenged In Flames singer Anders Fridén to see […]

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Hail!Hornet Announce Tour With Zoroaster

Posted by on November 30, 2011

Metal Insider is extremely proud to announce that we’ll be co-sponsoring Hail!Hornet’s first ever U.S. tour. The Southern metal supergroup (featuring members of Weedeater, Buzzov*en, Sourvein, Alabama Thunderpussy, Birds Of Prey, and Parasytic), will be hitting the road starting in January with support on most dates coming from psychedelic sludge metal trio Zoroaster. Plus, each […]

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Turns Out Corey Taylor Isn’t Too Fond Of Scott Weiland Either

Posted by on November 30, 2011

It looks like Rick Rubin isn’t the only person on Corey Taylor’s shit list. While in Indianapolis, Indiana for the An Evening With Corey Taylor tour, the Slipknot/ Stone Sour frontman shared his thoughts on Scott Weiland and his Christmas covers album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. To be more exact, Taylor used Weiland’s […]

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Kvelertak To Sell Own Line Of Beer At Vienna Show

Posted by on November 30, 2011

It’s no secret that we love Kvelertak. It’s also a well-known fact that we love beer. So imagine our reaction this morning when we discovered that the Norwegian black metal/punk band have brewed their own line of beer. Called Kvelerbräu, the beer is made out of honey and hate and has an alcohol vol. of […]

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Mastodon And Feist Split 7″ Update: Looks Like It’s Happening

Posted by on November 29, 2011

In an interview last month, Canadian singer/songwriter Feist mentioned that while performing on UK show Later… With Jools Holland, she formed a mutual appreciation with fellow performers Mastodon and pitched them on the idea of doing a split 7″ covering each other’s songs. It looks like the idea might have stuck, as bassist/singer Troy Sanders […]

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