Monthly Archives: December 2012

Photos: Eluveitie, Wintersun And Varg In NYC, 12/20/2012

Posted by on December 31, 2012

For the past two months, Eluveitie and Wintersun teamed up for what might have been the ultimate folk and symphonic metal co-headlining tour of 2012. With additional help from pagan metal heavyweights Varg, the tour made a stop at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City on December 20. The tour has since come to […]

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Philip Anselmo And Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) Comment On Mike Scaccia’s Passing

Posted by on December 31, 2012

It’s been over a week since Ministry and Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away. And the metal community continues to mourn the loss of a truly talented guitarist, including a few of Scaccia’s well-known friends. Earlier this morning, Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt shared a statement from Philip Anselmo. The Pantera/Down frontman (whose relationship […]

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Dragonforce Appear In Capital One Commercial

Posted by on December 31, 2012

How easy is it to use Capital One’s new mobile app? Just ask Dragonforce. Guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman star in a commercial promoting the retail bank’s new mobile app service. Does watching the Dragonforce guitarists shred in space make you want to use Capital One for online banking? Probably not, unless Slayer influenced […]

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Chimaira Performs New Song, Release Teaser Trailer For New Album

Posted by on December 31, 2012

Mark Hunter recently revealed to us that Chimaira was ready to enter the studio this coming February to record a new album. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Chimaira premiered a new song during their annual Christmas show last Saturday night (December 29) in Cleveland, OH. Also not surprising is […]

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Queensryche Keyboardist Randy Gane Suffers Heart Attack

Posted by on December 28, 2012

Randy Gane, keyboardist of Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche, reportedly suffered a heart attack this past Wednesday (December 26). At the moment, the keyboardist’s condition is unknown. Gane is 53 years old. Tate confirmed the unfortunate news via the following Facebook post made late last night: “Please send your prayers and positive thoughts to my […]

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Let’s Watch Kvelertak Perform A New Song, Shall We?

Posted by on December 27, 2012

Kvelertak gave us another reason to look forward to 2013 when they not only confirmed that their new album Meir is due out in March, but when they also revealed the track listing. And though we have to wait a few more months for its release, Kvelertak has already been treating fans to a new […]

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Memorial Service Announced For Mike Scaccia

Posted by on December 27, 2012

A public memorial service for Ministry/Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia will be held on December 30 in Mansfield, Texas. Meanwhile, an online fundraiser has been launched to help support Scaccia’s family.

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Dates For Metal Alliance Tour (Feat. Anthrax And Exodus) Announced

Posted by on December 26, 2012

Last week, it was announced that Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail were taking part in the third annual Metal Alliance Tour. And now dates have been announced for the ultimate metal Spring trek, which Metal Insider is proud to be co-sponsoring. The tour kicks off on March 23 at the House Of Blues […]

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Merry Christmas, Watch Clutch Perform New Album’s Title Track!

Posted by on December 25, 2012

As you may recall, Clutch invited a handful of journalists, radio programmers and label peeps to watch them perform six songs off their new album, Earth Rocker, at the Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ this past October. The group previously released a video teaser of the secret listening party, giving those not in attendance a small taste of […]

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Cause Of Mike Scaccia’s Death Revealed, Al Jourgensen Issues Statement

Posted by on December 24, 2012

The metal community was shocked this past weekend by the sudden death of Mike Scaccia. Initially, it was reported that the guitarist had suffered a seizure caused by strobe lights while performing with Rigor Mortis this past Saturday night (December 22). However, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office, Scaccia’s death onstage was actually […]

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