Monthly Archives: February 2012

Unsigned & Streamed: Art By Numbers

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a new column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re excited to put a spotlight on Fresno, CA’s Art By Numbers. This five piece band has quickly made […]

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Guns N’ Roses Announce Intimate West Coast Dates

Posted by on February 29, 2012

This past month, Axl Rose and the new Guns N’ Roses have been playing a handful of intimate shows in the Northeast. The Up Close & Personal trek has been receiving lots of buzz, with additional dates recently added in Miami and Orlando. And now the West Coast will get the chance to get intimate with […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/29: Poison The Charts – With Hipsters!

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The charts promise to be dominated by a heavy dose of metal and hard rock debuts in the weeks ahead. This week, though, there isn’t a single heavy debut  to report on. “Is that […]

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Members Of Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, And Mike Portnoy To Take Part In Metal Masters Clinic 3

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Back in September, Slayer’s Kerry King, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante and Frank Bello, Megadeth’s David Ellefson, and Mike Portnoy took part in the second Metal Masters Clinic in NYC. The free clinic was full of surprises, including appearances from Philip Anselmo and Scott Ian. And now fans can look forward to round three of the Metal […]

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Motörhead Forced To Sit Out Of Last Night’s Gigantour Date In Denver

Posted by on February 29, 2012

There’s only a few more dates left in this year’s Gigantour. Sadly, though, fans in Denver missed out on seeing the complete package. It was revealed yesterday that Motörhead were not able to perform last night’s show at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado. The band was forced to cancel their set prior to doors opening […]

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Jeff Loomis Releases Performance Video Of New Song Called “The Ultimatum”

Posted by on February 29, 2012

A lot of attention is being given to guitarist Jeff Loomis’ new sophomore solo album Plains of Oblivion. Not only are expectations high given Loomis’ talent, but the album also marks his first release since departing Nevermore. Well, now we have our first taste of new material from Loomis, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Century Media […]

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High On Fire Streaming New Song “Fertile Green” Online

Posted by on February 29, 2012

It’s no secret that we’re super stoked for High On Fire’s new album De Vermis Mysteriis. And thanks to Pitchfork, we now have our first taste of new recorded material from the stoner metal group. Like the two new songs we’ve heard them play live, the single “Fertile Green” sounds gritty and heavy as hell. […]

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Liquid Metal Sirius XM Interviews Metallica’s James Hetfield

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin’s interview with James Hetfield will air on Sirius XM channel 40 on March 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT.

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Straight Line Stitch Perform First Show With New Lineup

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Things started to unravel for Straight Line Stitch by the end of 2011. Not long after the release of their album The Fight Of Our Lives and their stint on Mayhem Fest, the Knoxville, TN group lost over half of its lineup. With only singer Alexis Brown and bassist Jason White remaining, some thought Straight […]

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Singer Peter Dolving Quits The Haunted

Posted by on February 29, 2012

Earlier this morning, singer Peter Dolving revealed in a posting on his Facebook account that he has left The Haunted. The Swedish metal group has yet to release a statement about the news. And though he does not disclose any reasons behind the sudden departure, Dolving makes it clear that he’s officially out. Here’s what […]

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