Author Archives: Metal Insider

Maynard James Keenan responds to rape allegations

Posted by on June 28, 2018

Maynard James Keenan has responded to serious claims against him by an anonymous Twitter account claiming that he raped a 17 year-old in 2000. Keenan responded via Twitter stating: Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those […]

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The best-selling rock and metal of 2018 so far is…

Posted by on June 15, 2018

  If you’re a regular reader of Metal Insider, you likely check out Metal by Numbers, in which we look at the week’s biggest-selling heavy titles. Of course, streaming is more or less taking over as the way many people consume music, but hard rock and metal fans tend to be more loyal. With this […]

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Are VR and live streaming metal concerts a thing of the future?

Posted by on June 5, 2018

New technology is opening up wholly original ways to enjoy things, and it is now even bringing about a different method of experiencing music. While attending concerts is an awesome way to get a metal fix, it’s not easy to go and see every band you love on stage. And for some people, such as […]

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Review: Candlemass, ‘House of Doom’

Posted by on May 17, 2018

When it comes to doom metal, Candlemass has been a major player since the mid-1980’s. Quite simply, they make the rules and set the agenda, and the rest merely follow. Now, the band is ready to release its new four-track EP, House of Doom. At its heart, the band’s second EP is a follow-up to […]

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Show review: Stryper Soldier on, Command Baltimore, NYC

Posted by on May 15, 2018

With Christian metallers Stryper on the road in support of their latest album, God Damn Evil, both Jeff Podoshen and Zenae Zukowski caught them on tour in New York and Baltimore on the 8th and 13th, respectively. Since both were excited about seeing the yellow and black attack, we let each of them talk about their […]

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Slayer’s farewell tour kicks off

Posted by on May 14, 2018

When Slayer’s farewell tour was announced, it took the metal world by surprise even though the band turned 37 this year. The surprise came mainly due to the fact their shows were just as good as they’d been in recent years – the band seemed to still gel on stage and the music quality was […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Would we rather Guns N’ Roses reunite with full band, or hear new music from current lineup?

Posted by on May 3, 2018

We won’t find out “for sure” what “Destruction” is “Coming” our way until midnight of Friday (May 4). However a leaked unboxing video essentially confirms that Guns N’ Roses has been teasing a massive Appetite For Destruction box set. That’s surely disappointing news to the many fans who thought the cryptic countdown on www.GNR.fm somehow involved the classic Appetite For Destruction era of Guns N’ Roses properly […]

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The rock icons that shaped heavy metal

Posted by on April 25, 2018

Heavy metal developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, primarily in the United Kingdom, with roots in blues-rock and psychedelic/acid rock. The unbridled energy and abrasive sounds, characterized by frenetic guitar distortion, pounding rhythms and deafening screaming, portrayed an emotional intensity that had never been explored before. There were quite a number of emerging rock bands […]

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Photos: Life of Agony return to Brooklyn at Saint Vitus, 4/19/18

Posted by on April 20, 2018

It’s been quite a journey for Life of Agony. From Brooklyn hardcore band with an iconic first album (1993’s River Runs Red), to increasingly more commercial band. Singer Keith Caputo leaving the band to be replaced by Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane. The band breaking up for a while. Caputo transitioning from Keith Caputo to […]

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Headbangers Casino: Rise of the Metal Slot Games

Posted by on April 16, 2018

It comes as no surprise that music is one of the most popular and lucrative arts in human society and it is even less of a surprise that the genre of rock rules the charts on a regular basis. In 2017, it took 22.2% of US album consumption shares with rap/hip-hop and pop lagging behind […]

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