Author Archives: Metal Insider

6 reasons to pick up new book ‘666 Days of Metal’

Posted by on April 14, 2017

It has been a while since Metal Insider scribe, Chip McCabe, had a byline on the site, but not without good cause. McCabe has just announced the publication of his new book, 666 Days of Metal, via Amazon. 666 Days of Metal is based off of a blog McCabe ran from 2012-2014 where he wrote […]

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GWAR vs. Thor: Pustulus Maximus responds to ‘Ragnarok’ trailer

Posted by on April 11, 2017

In 1995, GWAR released their fifth album, titled Ragnarok. This November, the  third installment in the Thor film series will be released. It’s titled Thor: Ragnarok. While it’s not like you can hold a copyright on Norse mythology, Gwar and Thor sound a lot alike. And GWAR’s album about a comet heading towards earth and Oderus Urungus (R.I.P.) […]

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Review/Photos: Architects, Stray From the Path decimate Worcester, MA

Posted by on April 5, 2017

On Sunday (2), Architects, Stray From the Path and Make Them Suffer hit the Palladium in Worcester, MA. Metal Insider contributor Alex Salfer-Hobbs and photographerNathan Katsiaficas hit the show and filed the following report. Architects are close to wrapping up the North American leg of their All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us tour and I […]

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Is there any point in obtaining a master’s degree in music education?

Posted by on April 3, 2017

Music is a beautiful thing and to be able to impart the knowledge of music on young minds is probably the most fulfilling part of being a music teacher. However, in order to educate your students and nurture young talents successfully, you may need to get an advanced degree in music education yourself. It could […]

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Islander’s Mikey Carvajal gives Wrestlemania 33 preview

Posted by on April 1, 2017

Islander singer Mikey Carvajal is a big wrestling fan, and with Wrestlemania 33 coming up tomorrow, we asked him to give us a preview of what he’s looking forward to tomorrow: First and foremost let me say I’m sad I can’t be at Mania this year. The timing didn’t work out for me this time. […]

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Remember When: Carcass was on ‘Friends?’

Posted by on March 23, 2017

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Photos: Candiria, Moon Tooth, Spotlights, Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY 3/16/17

Posted by on March 20, 2017

On Thursday (3/16), Brooklyn’s Candiria played what they said may be their final show of the year in their home borough. The hardcore/jazz/hip hop band, who released last year’s While They Were Sleeping, their first album in seven years, on Metal Blade, hadn’t played the relatively small Knitting Factory since before the venue itself moved to Brooklyn […]

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Anthrax, Mayhem, Khemmis, Richard Christy & more reflect on Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ at 25

Posted by on February 24, 2017

On February 25th, 1992, Pantera released their fifth album, Vulgar Display of Power. From it’s album cover of an unfortunate dude getting clocked in the face to the eleven tracks on the album, it was instantly an iconic album. In addition to arguably being the high point of the band’s career, it was influential to countless metal […]

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Las Vegas quietly becoming a metal destination

Posted by on February 20, 2017

  When you think of music in Las Vegas, you probably associate it with Elvis, or perhaps if you want to get more current, perhaps The Killers. However, it’s slowly becoming a destination for bands. Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS and Scorpions have done residencies there, among other heavier acts, and festivals, including Psycho […]

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Video premiere: Blessing A Curse shed blood in NSFW “Your Disguise”

Posted by on February 14, 2017

When the first image you see in the video for Blessing A Curse’s “Your Disguise” is two women menacingly walking with a power drill and a baseball bat, you know things aren’t going to end well for someone. The video from the Orlando quintet doesn’t disappoint, and as a band plays in a warehouse, the […]

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