Yearly Archives: 2013

Mitch Lucker Documentary Posted Online

Posted by on December 27, 2013

The CD/DVD release for departed Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker’s memorial show was announced recently. On the DVD, a 30-minute documentary on Mitch Lucker’s life will be included, but you can view it in full right now in the video above. It was directed by Jeremy Scott, who also directed the memorial show DVD, and […]

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Ian Watkins deems himself a ‘rock god,’ marked man

Posted by on December 26, 2013

It’s already a given that disgraced Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is insane, but it’s amazing just how delusional he is. London tabloid The Mirror reports that in a call from jail with a fan, Watkins stated “Whatever happens to me I’ll go down in history as a rock god to my fans. I’ll live on […]

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Lionize post first single from upcoming album

Posted by on December 26, 2013

Clutch hasn’t really released much music aside from their own on their label, Weathermaker Music. That’s about to change on February 18th, when Jetpack Soundtrack from Lionize is released. It’s not too much of a stretch. The Maryland band have toured with Clutch before, and Clutch’s guitarist, Tim Sult, sometimes plays with them. In addition, drummer […]

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Dream Theater give the gift of music for Christmas

Posted by on December 26, 2013

Dream Theater have one of the most devout followings out there, and visitors to their Facebook page were promised a “special gift” when checking back at 6am on Christmas Day. The band delivered big time, posting a complete two-disc compilation of material recorded in 2011 and 2012  available via BitTorrent that didn’t make the cut on […]

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This piano version of “Master of Puppets” is as intense as the original

Posted by on December 26, 2013

The internet works in mysterious ways. This stunning version of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” comes courtesy of Ukranian pianist Vika Yermolyeva. We’ve written about her before, a few years ago when she covered Carcass on piano.And while this Metallica cover has been on the internet just as long as her Carcass one, it didn’t take off […]

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Merry Christmas from Metal Insider

Posted by on December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at Metal Insider, our sister site The Laugh Button and our parent company The Syndicate! We’ll be back tomorrow, unless something crazy happens, like santa’s sleigh colliding with Iron Maiden’s 747 or something.

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Don’t worry, Def Leppard isn’t going to sue One Direction

Posted by on December 24, 2013

Last week, the internet got up in arms about One Direction allegedly ripping off Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” for the title track of their new album. The two definitely do sound enough alike, as demonstrated by the above video, but that doesn’t mean that Leppard are about to sue. In fact, the […]

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How Iron Maiden beat piracy in South America

Posted by on December 24, 2013

It’s always encouraging to see a metal band get covered by non-metal media, for whatever reason. Lately, the internet has been abuzz about an article on an IT website called Citeworld. Doesn’t necessarily sound like two things that fit together, but stay with us. The London Stock Exchange ran their “1000 Companies To Inspire Britain” […]

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Photos/Contest: Win Jeremy Saffer’s top 21 portraits of the year!

Posted by on December 23, 2013

For the past decade or so, Jeremy Saffer has staked out a claim as one of the best metal photographers in the business. Having shot countless acts, from up and comers to the biggest in the business, he’s as close to a household name in photography as there is. Saffer was gracious enough to share […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Tis the time when everyone starts celebrating the best of the past year’s albums with a flood of “Best Of Lists”. But while 2013 was filled with great music, it also had plenty of shocking moments. While some brought joy and others brought dismay, these moments left a major impact in the metal community. With […]

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