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Author Archives: Metal Insider

Metal by Numbers: The top selling metal of the first half of 2017

Posted by on July 7, 2017

Earlier this year, we examined what metal and hard rock albums sold the most in 2016. What we found wasn’t entirely surprising (Metallica still sells lots of records! Lots of classic albums still get bought!), but it was still an interesting way to see what mass appeal music looked like last year. With half of […]

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Photos: Stone Sour play intimate show at The Troubadour

Posted by on July 5, 2017

This past Friday (30), Stone Sour released their sixth album, Hydrograd. However, the night before, a select group of 500 got treated to an intimate show that spanned their career.  In addition to giving the album’s “Mercy” it’s live premiere, they also played the double-shot album opener of “YSIF” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea,” “Song 3” and […]

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Review/Photos: Iron Maiden and Ghost tear up Newark’s Prudential Center

Posted by on June 9, 2017

  Declaring the Prudential Center a politics-free zone, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson preached togetherness, as the band brought the Book of Souls tour back to the New York City area Wednesday.  “Every-fucking-where people are trying to push buttons and launch missiles and do this and do that—a bunch of lunatics have taken over the […]

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Spotify Playlist: In the Presence of Wolves share their favorite wolf-themed music

Posted by on June 1, 2017

This week’s Spotify Playlist comes from New Jersey prog-metallers In the Presence of Wolves. The band’s EP, Of Two Minds, Stages 1-2: The Ape and the Cage, will be out on June 30th, and was recorded with The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Kevin Antreassian. You can  hear a taste of it here, and pre-order it here. When we […]

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Song Premiere: Lethal Affection, “Frozen in Time”

Posted by on June 1, 2017

If you’re looking for a new band to champion, look no further than New Jersey’s Lethal Affection. Having entered their fifth year, the New Brunswick quartet are set to debut their full length album, Choose a Side. Produced by God Forbid’s Corey Pierce and mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, the band’s aim is to bring back […]

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Video premiere: Broken Hope, “The Carrion Eaters”

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Next year, Chicago death metal standard bearers Broken Hope will celebrate their 30th anniversary. And with their seventh album, Mutilated and Assimilated, coming out on Century Media Records on June 23rd, we’re proud to premiere the video for “The Carrion Eaters.” The album was inspired by John Carpenter’s bleak 1982 horror film The Thing, and while the NSFW […]

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Song premiere: It’s Every Man For Himself with new IKILLYA

Posted by on May 25, 2017

New York’s IKILLYA have been building up a name for themselves as one of the more dependable metal bands in the tri-state area since their first release, 2011’s Recon. With their third, War For An Idea, coming out next Friday (2) on Urban Yeti Records, the quartet have established themselves as New York’s sonic equivalent to Lamb of God, […]

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Report: Chris Cornell’s death being investigated as possible suicide

Posted by on May 18, 2017

While details are still scarce about the passing of Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog frontman Chris Cornell last night, a report from Detroit says that it may have been suicide. Clickondetroit reports that he was found dead at the MGM Detroit after his wife called a family friend and asked them to check on the […]

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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell dies at 52

Posted by on May 18, 2017

Chris Cornell, the iconic singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died suddenly on Wednesday night in Detroit. The band had been on tour, and had played a full set at the Fox Theater earlier that night. He was 52. Band representative Brian Bumbery called Cornell’s death “sudden and unexpected” and said that his wife and family […]

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Photos: Mastodon played NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom

Posted by on May 16, 2017

Mastodon are currently burning up the road with Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles in support of their most successful album yet. Having played several festivals and snaked it’s way around the States and a Canada show, the tour draws to a close this Sunday. However, last week, the tour came to New York […]

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