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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Knucklebonz Announces New Guns N Roses collectible Rock Iconz

Posted by on February 20, 2018

In Metal Insider’s continuing coverage of Toy Fair 2018, we are pleased to share these early images of Duff McKagan, Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N’ Roses.  There are part of the wildly successful Rock Iconz line by Knucklebonz based in Northern California. These will be sold individually as well as a set. The […]

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New King Diamond Action Figure and Collectible Statue Coming Soon

Posted by on February 20, 2018

2018’s Toy Fair is wrapping up here in New York City, and Metal Insider was there to cover it.  Today we focus on two new incredibly detailed King Diamond items coming out in the coming weeks – and these look great! The King Diamond 3 3/4″ action figure by Super 7 Super 7, makers of […]

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Exclusive: Jeff Podoshen interviews Hoest of Taake

Posted by on February 17, 2018

(Editors note: as stated below, this article and interview is the opinion of the author) Recently, as reported here at Metal Insider, Taake’s upcoming show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City was cancelled because of pressure from New York City Antifa. Antifa and adjacent affiliated individuals have been attempting to put intense pressure […]

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Review: Decibel tour kicks off in Philly, 2/15/18

Posted by on February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, was the opening night of Decibel’s annual tour. This year it features Khemmis, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur and headliners from Bergen, Norway – Enslaved. A killer lineup and a chance to see a number of incredible acts all on one bill for a more than reasonable ticket price. This review […]

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Review: Saxon’s ‘Thunderbolt’ is a modern-sounding monster of a record

Posted by on February 5, 2018

  I finally got to listen to the new Saxon record, Thunderbolt and all I can say is “Wow!” While I was expecting a good record from these British vets I frankly wasn’t expecting something so incredibly fresh as I received. This record immediately grabs you with the quality in its production and the clear […]

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Review: Corrosion of Conformity show Philly how it’s done

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Corrosion of Conformity returned to Philadelphia’s Electric Factory this past Saturday night. They were opening for headliners Black Label Society; a band that receives much love in Philly. The house was packed and the fans were beyond pumped. In fact, openers Red Fang found themselves performing in front of a capacity crowd right at the […]

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Review: Anthrax, Killswitch Engage tour continues, Stroudsburg PA, 1/27

Posted by on January 29, 2018

I went to check out Anthrax at the beautiful Sherman Theater in charming Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania this past Saturday. I love the Sherman Theater because when they restored the building, the owners made sure to really focus on acoustics and sightlines. The result is an 1800-person venue that is exemplary for music events and offers fans […]

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Review: Machine Head’s ‘Catharsis’ is what you might have expected

Posted by on January 26, 2018

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that I’m not a fan of Robb Flynn’s politics but there are few artists who share the same politics that I do and if I based whether or not I liked a record because of politics I’d be listening to nearly nothing in any genre. Moreover, it’s not necessarily fair to […]

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Review: Saxon’s ‘Solid Book of Rock’ is a great primer of 18 years of metal

Posted by on January 16, 2018

I’ll admit I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but heck, I taught five classes last semester, so here we are. Anyway, British legends Saxon have released Solid Book of Rock via Edsel Records and it’s a great way to spend that remaining cash on your Amazon gift card your great aunt […]

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Album Review: There’s little to criticize on Shining’s ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’

Posted by on January 5, 2018

Trigger Warning: I’m writing about Niklas Kvarforth and Shining – the one from Sweden – the one you’re probably afraid of. I don’t really care too much what people think of Shining and I don’t care too much what people think about me for reviewing Shining. You can read my thoughts on Shining’s live show […]

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