Monthly Archives: December 2011

2012, The Year Of The Bizkit

Posted by on December 30, 2011

Limp Bizkit made an announcement today regarding their future. And no, it’s not what everyone was hoping. Instead of going back on hiatus, his statement promises not only another album, but two. I guess this is the “huge news” that Durst referred to that was coming in December. In a statement released via his Twitter […]

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R.I.P Barry Clayton, Voice Of ‘Number Of The Beast’

Posted by on December 29, 2011

Barry Clayton is a name that probably doesn’t ring too many bells among metal fans, but he’s the voice that starts off one of the most iconic title tracks in metal, Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast.” And now, Clayton has died at 80. The Islington Tribune reports that Clayton was a pioneer of black […]

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Van Halen Single To Drop On 1/10?

Posted by on December 28, 2011

That’s what Van Halen fan site Van Halen News Desk is saying. We already know that tickets will be going on sale for their upcoming tour on January 10th, and now the site says that’s also when the single will be unleashed. Allegedly, the cities and dates for the first leg of the tour will […]

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Chimaira’s New Guitarist Is The Werst(ler)

Posted by on December 28, 2011

Chimaira has had one hell of a year, with both of their guitarists leaving, singer Mark Hunter getting arrested, and oh yeah, a solid new album. Now, as one of the replacements, they’ve officially hired Daath guitarist Emil Werstler as their lead guitarist. The band confirmed this via a post on their website. It’s not […]

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The Second 2011 Ramming Speed Winter Tour Diary

Posted by on December 28, 2011

Ramming Speed are in the home stretch of a Winter tour that has them playing across the country for an entire month. Along the way, Ramming Speed’s drummer Jonah will be sharing highlights and pictures of all the craziness that’s been happening while on the road in his 2011 Ramming Speed Winter Tour Diary. I’m currently […]

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Life Of Agony’s Alan Robert On NY Ink Premiere

Posted by on December 27, 2011

Life of Agony bassist Alan Robert, who most recently has dabbled in creating comic series’ ‘Crawl To Me’ and ‘Wire Hangers,’ will be the focus of the second season premiere of NY Ink. The show premieres on Thursday (29) at 9pmEST on TLC.

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Riot’s Tony Moore Discusses ‘Immortal Soul’ and the Band’s Reinvigorated Legacy

Posted by on December 27, 2011

In 1988, New York City-based speedsters Riot released their definitive mission statement, the tempo-pushing cult classic Thundersteel, with then-new vocalist Tony Moore at the front.  Moore and Riot followed that up with 1990’s The Privilege of Power before parting ways; though Riot never really disappeared, the lineup behind those two records is arguably one of […]

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Van Halen To Jump On Tour In 2012

Posted by on December 26, 2011

While it’s not the new album announcement that everyone’s waiting for, visitors to Van Halen’s website will find the above video, announcing that the band will be on tour next year, with the first tickets going on sale on January 10. It also gives you a chance to see what Van Halen looks like in […]

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Happy Holidays From Metal Insider

Posted by on December 23, 2011

With the year just about over and the music industry taking a break, Metal Insider is going to slow down a bit next week. We’ll still be posting semi-regularly, and covering breaking news, but someone’s gotta hit the eggnog and unwrap some presents, and it might as well be us. So deck a hall, trim […]

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Anthrax Share Their Predictions For 2012

Posted by on December 23, 2011

And just like that, another year has almost passed. Who knows what 2012 brings? We can’t predict the future, but the least we could do is ask some people in the metal community what they think might happen, as well as what they’re looking forward to in the coming year. All of Anthrax got back […]

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