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Author Archives: Nathan Katsiaficas

Photos/Recap: Bring me the Horizon, Underoath, Beartooth, 3/18, The Tsongas Center, Lowell MA

Posted by on March 20, 2017

Probably the hottest tour this Spring, the American Nightmare Tour is in full swing—with British post-metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon at the helm, and post-hardcore heavyweight Underoath and opener Beartooth in supporting roles. We caught up with it on the eighth night of the tour as it came to Tsongas Center in college town […]

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Review/photos: Animals As Leaders, Plini, Intervals shred, share lineups at Webster Hall

Posted by on December 5, 2016

  Fresh off of the release of their latest full-length The Madness of Many, Washington DC’s progressive metal face-melters Animals As Leaders are in the midst of a headlining run in North America. They are accompanied on this tour by fellow instrumental metallers Intervals and Plini, both of which are solo-acts—with Intervals being the brainchild […]

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Photos/Review: Parkway Drive, We Came As Romans, Counterparts, Boston, House of Blues, 10/8

Posted by on October 12, 2016

Australian metalcore giants Parkway Drive are currently in the midst of their third tour of North America in 12 months, accompanied this time by supporting acts We Came As Romans and Counterparts. Despite the frequency of their visits, they are still drawing massive crowds, as evidenced on the night of October 8th at the House […]

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Photos: Summer Slaughter, Worcester MA, 7/30/2016

Posted by on August 4, 2016

Now in its tenth year, the Summer Slaughter Tour is the sole remaining touring music festival in North America devoted to the most extreme metal bands. This year’s lineup is no exception, headed by the brutal death metal heavyweights Cannibal Corpse, and boasting supporting acts Nile, After the Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Revocation, Krisiun, Slaughter to […]

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Your guide to the heaviest bands on Warped 2016

Posted by on July 21, 2016

It may be the middle of the summer right now, but we’re still in the midst of festival season. And while it may not be solely metal, there’s no festival in the US with a bigger presence than Warped Tour. Now in its 22nd year, the tour boasts a lineup that includes punk, metal, hardcore, […]

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Use Ticketmaster? You might have free tickets

Posted by on June 18, 2016

When it comes to buying tickets online, it’s never a pleasant experience seeing ridiculous service fees added to already-expensive tickets. Thankfully in the case of one such vendor, Ticketmaster, a class action lawsuit sought damages for these fees and reached a settlement to the tune for $400 million last month. As a result of this […]

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Photos/Recap: Lamb of God, Clutch, C.O.C. give Portland, ME something to die for

Posted by on May 12, 2016

Richmond, VA’s finest metallers Lamb of God are currently melting faces across the United States with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. Metal Insider contributing photographer and writer Nathan Katsiaficas caught up with the tour as it made its way to northernmost New England, at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine on May 9th. The evening’s show […]

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Review and Photos: Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, letlive., Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 7/24/15

Posted by on July 28, 2015

Words: Jacob Katsiaficas Images: Nathan Katsiaficas Rise Against’s current tour, featuring Killswitch Engage and Letlive, rolled through Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavillion last Friday night. For those not in the know, the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion is a seated venue, which is great if you’re at a James Taylor concert or something. This environment is […]

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Photos: Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse, 2/27, House of Blues Boston

Posted by on March 3, 2015

When the Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse tour wraps up later this week, it’ll conclude one of the best death metal tours that’s happened in a while. Cannibal Corpse have stayed true to their gore-flecked brand of heavy music since 1988, like the AC/DC of extreme music. Behemoth’s take on death finds them evolving with each […]

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The most kvlt vocal audition for Northlane that we’ve seen

Posted by on September 17, 2014

You may recall seeing news of the departure of former Northlane vocalist, Adrian Fitipaldes  earlier this week. In the announcement, the band had invited those interested in becoming their new vocalist to submit an audition video.  We’re pretty sure the band wasn’t expecting to get an audition like the one that John Galloway recorded for […]

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