Yearly Archives: 2012

Ministry/Rigor Mortis Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dead At 47

Posted by on December 23, 2012

It’s been revealed that guitarist Mike Scaccia of Ministry and Rigor Mortis died last night (December 22) following a seizure onstage. The guitarist was performing with Rigor Mortis at singer Bruce Corbitt’s 50th birthday bash at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas when he reportedly asked for the strobe lights to be off before collapsing […]

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Video: Randy Blythe, Max Cavalera, Robb Flynn And More Perform With Suicide Silence At Mitch Lucker Memorial Show

Posted by on December 22, 2012

Last night, the surviving members of Suicide Silence took to the Fox Theater’s stage in Pomona, CA to pay tribute to their fallen singer Mitch Lucker and to raise funds for his daughter Kenadee. And as promised, the group had some well-known friends fill-in on vocals. While singers like Chad Gray of Hellyeah/Mudvayne, Tim Lambesis […]

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Dave Mustaine Previews Snippet Of New Megadeth Song In Studio-Update Video

Posted by on December 21, 2012

It’s been a little known fact that Megadeth has started work on a new album. And this evening, Dave Mustaine gave fans a sneak peak in the form of a video-update from the studio. Filmed at “Vic’s Garage,” the video features a brief intro from Mustaine and footage of him recording a riff from a […]

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Spin Magazine Halts Print Production

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Music isn’t the only medium that’s been affected by the internet (for better or worse). With it becoming easier to consume news and editorial content on the web, more and more magazines are starting to limit or completely shut down their print publications. Now Spin Magazine has become the latest magazine to pull the plug […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments Of 2012

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been celebrating the best albums that came out in 2012. However, while the past year was packed with great music, 2012 also had its fair share of unbelievable moments. Some were joyous surprises, while others were downright horrifying. All in all, though, each moment resonated throughout the metal community. […]

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Happy 12/21/12, Here’s 2112

Posted by on December 21, 2012

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re still alive. It’s not like it’s the end of the world or anything. Silly Mayans. Today, in addition to being the first day of winter, is also the 21st day of 2012. You know what that means, right? Yes, it’s time to revisit Rush’s 1976 album with its […]

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Opeth To Tour North America In Spring 2013?

Posted by on December 21, 2012

This morning, Roadrunner Records released a video teasing some big plans for Opeth this coming spring. Using “The Devil’s Orchard” in the background, the video starts off with a rotating earth before landing on North America. Once the view stops on North America, the “O” in Opeth’s logo appears on top along with “Spring 2013.” […]

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Joining Spotify Hasn’t Been Great For Metallica’s Album Sales

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Earlier this month, Metallica’s entire catalog was made available on Spotify. It was a major grab for the European streaming service, with Metallica being one of the biggest and best-selling groups in rock (not just metal). But would the move prove to be a good one for Metallica? Well, new reports suggest that the move […]

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Animals As Leaders Sign Recording Deal With Sumerian Records

Posted by on December 20, 2012

Yesterday (December 19), Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen revealed via tweet that he had signed “some of my best friends of 10+ years,” and promised to reveal the signing the following day. While some outlets easily guessed who the band was, it’s now been confirmed that Sumerian Records has signed Animals As Leaders. An official […]

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Ghost Reveal Title And Track Listing Of Sophomore Album

Posted by on December 20, 2012

This past weekend, Ghost treated fans to a new song off their long-awaited follow up to Opus Eponymous (as well as to a new Papa Emeritus). And today, we now know the new album’s title and track listing. Titled Infestissumam, the new album is due out in Spring 2013. Though an exact date has yet […]

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