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Photos: August Burns Red celebrates 10 years of Messengers with Protest the Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68

Posted by on January 17, 2017

August Burns Red headlined the Messengers 10 Year Anniversary tour, celebrating a decade since the critically acclaimed release. They were supported by Protest the Hero, In Hearts Wake, and ‘68. Metal Insider contributing photographer Annamarie Nyirady attended the January 5, 2017 date at the Fillmore Silver Spring, and documented all four bands that played. The […]

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Contest: Win a limited edition Tarja Turunen box set!

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Last year, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen released her fourth solo album, The Shadow Self. Already acclaimed for her powerful, emotive and sometimes operatic voice, she’s now closing in on ten years of being a solo artist. We dug around the Metal Insider prize closet, and found a limited edition box set of 2013’s Colours in the […]

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Metal by Numbers: The best-selling rock and metal in 2016

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Mid-last year, we broke down what the biggest-selling albums of 2016 were through the first four months of the year. A lot more records came out since then, and with the year over, we’ve taken a look at what the biggest-selling metal and hard rock records in 2016 were. Notice we didn’t say “of” 2016, […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: ‘Star Wars’ metal crossovers

Posted by on December 28, 2016

The world, nay, the galaxy, is mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher. As Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, she was many a female’s role model and many a man’s first crush. And apart from those films, she went on to star in others and become a sought-after script doctor and screenplay writer in her […]

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Members of Incite, Moonspell, Primordial, Doc Coyle & more look back on 2016

Posted by on December 27, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, regardless of anything else, it can’t be said that it wasn’t an eventful year. When we asked artists to give us their top ten of the year, we also asked them to weigh in on the past year. Not surprisingly, a particularly nasty election year and the loss of […]

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Happy holidays from Metal Insider!

Posted by on December 25, 2016

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or just a day off from work. Metal Insider would like to wish you the best of the holiday season. We’ll be back at it this week, bringing you any breaking news and a year-end retrospective or two. Thanks for reading. We’ve also got some holiday listening for you, via […]

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Rock & Reels: The best metal slot games

Posted by on December 16, 2016

If there’s one thing many metal fans like to do, it’s gamble. With bands including Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard doing residencies at Les Vegas in the past few years, it’s pretty obvious that hard rock and metal fans have disposable income to give to their favorite bands. Lending your name to a […]

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Photos: Revolver Music Awards – the awards show

Posted by on December 15, 2016

This past Tuesday, New York was taken over by the metal community even more than normal, as the Revolver Music Awards presented their first annual event after taking off a year and rebranding from being the Golden Gods Awards. A packed Webster Hall saw the likes of Megadeth, Anthrax, Lacuna Coil and Stitched Up Heart […]

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Photos: Greg Puciato’s The Black Queen makes NYC debut

Posted by on December 12, 2016

  With The Dillinger Escape Plan winding down in the next year or so, it’s members appear to be making their own exit plans. Guitarist Benjamin Weinman will have more time to devote to Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, and Greg Puciato will be able to concentrate on The Black Queen. The mostly electronic trio is a […]

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Photos: In Flames, Hellyeah, From Ashes To New, Fillmore Silver Spring MD, 11/14/16

Posted by on November 22, 2016

Hellyeah and In Flames headlined The Forged In Fire tour on November 14, 2016 at the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland. The headliners were supported by From Ashes to New and Source. Metal Insider contributing photographer Annamarie Nyirady was on hand, and documented the last three bands that played.   From Ashes To […]

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