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Whitechapel’s first full-length album, 2007′s The Somatic Defilement, put them on the map as one of death metal’s bands to watch. The concept album, about Jack the Ripper’s murder spree in East London’s Whitechapel district, led to their signing with Metal Blade the following year. The band completely remixed and remastered the album, giving their debut album a 2013 sheen. The new version of the album came out last month. Metal Blade has released a lyric video for “Devirgination Studies,” which you can view after the jump.
That’s not all, though. We’ve also partnered with Metal Blade to give away an ESP EC-10 guitar signed by the band! To enter, just fill out the form below. We’ll accept entries until May 31st and pick a winner on June 3rd. Sorry, this contest is open to U.S. residents only. By entering, you agree to sign up for the Metal Blade Records news update, which you can opt out of at any time.
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On Tuesday, sludgy stoner doom band Howl unleash their sophomore album, Bloodlines on Relapse Records. We’ve had a chance to digest it, and it’s growing on us with pretty much every listen. They’ve stepped it up, with stellar production from Chris “Zeuss” Harris, a different lineup and the sound that only two additional years of confidence can bring. Our bros over at Metal Sucks are streaming the album now, but we’re giving you two chances to pick up a copy of it before you can buy it.
Simply leave a comment in the comments section below, or head on over to our Facebook page and like us, if you haven’t already. You have one week to enter – we’ll pick a winner from Facebook likes and comments by 5pm EST on Friday, May 3. Sorry, international peeps, U.S. residents only.
Last week, Sevendust had a very impressive debut with their ninth album, Black Out the Sun. The band’s second album since Clint Lowery returned to the band, many are hailing the new album as their best in a long time. The band are currently on tour with Lacuna Coil, Coal Chamber and Stolen Babies, and we’re giving two lucky winners a chance to win a Sevendust prize pack. Pictured above, each prize pack will consist of a signed copy of the new album, a poster, a few beer koozies (maybe you can drink until you “black out,” AMIRITE?) and some stickers.
There will be two ways to win: Leave the title of your favorite Sevendust song in the comments below, or head over to Facebook and share this contest there. We’ll pick two winners at random this Friday, April 12. Check out the band’s tour dates after the jump.
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Last week, bassist Rex Brown released his memoir Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera via Da Capo Press. In the 320 page book, Brown gives a revealing inside look into his time in Pantera, highlighting the group’s rise and demise. Now we’re giving one lucky fan the chance to win a signed copy of the bassist’s book for free!
All you have to do to win a copy of Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera is like us on Facebook. Yup, that’s easy - a new level of easy (sorry for the bad pun)! We’ll choose one winner by March 25, and reach out to them via Facebook message. Multiple entries will be disqualified, and the contest is open to U.S. residents only (sorry, rest of world).
So head over to our Facebook now to like us (or recommend us to your friends if you already do like us). Also check out a trailer for Brown’s book down below. Read more »
In case you were already drinking on Friday when we originally posted it, we’re giving away two copies of Devourment’s Relapse Records’ debut, Conceived in Sewage. And because we go all out, we’re also throwing in an autographed 11×17″ poster of Pig Destroyer’s 2007 masterpiece Phantom Limb. You should probably be entering by leaving a comment on Friday’s post and by liking us on Facebook (that’s liking Metal Insider, not the individual post). But just in case you need more of a reason to enter, here’s Devourment’s death-tastic video for “Parasitic Eruption.” It premiered earlier today on Metal Injection, and you should watch the video now, preferably turning it up to piss off your co-workers. You have until Friday to enter to win a copy of the CD and the signed Pig Destroyer poster – we’ll be choosing a winner from our site and from Facebook.
Dallas’ Devourment have been playing their brand of brutal death metal for nearly 20 years now. Their Relapse debut, Conceived in Sewage, is their first album in four years, and finds them doing what they do best – laying down some slamming grooves over Mike Majewski’s tortured growls. We dig the record – a lot. In conjunction with Relapse Records, we’re giving away two copies of Conceived in Sewage, but that’s not all.
A random purging of the Metal Insider prize closet uncovered some choice swag – namely a pair of signed posters of Pig Destroyer’s 2007 masterpiece Phantom Limb! The 11×17 posters are perfectly suitable for framing, and features the awesome John Baizley cover art signed by the band. So we’re giving away two prize packs featuring the Devourment CD and the signed poster.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the section below and like us on Facebook. We’ll pick two winners at random on Friday, March 8 – one from the comments section and one from Facebook. Sorry, US residents only.
Last year (in addition to releasing another spectacular Dethklok album), Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small unleashed his solo-project, Brendon Small’s Galaktikon. And on March 3, Brendon Small’s Galaktikon will make its live debut by headlining WesFest 8: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music at The Roxy in Los Angeles. And we want to give one lucky fan a pair of tickets to this special benefit show.
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to once-in-a-lifetime special event to one lucky winner. And all you have to do is leave a comment below this article telling us why you deserve to win. We’ll pick one winner randomly and email them by Friday, February 22. Multiple entries will be disqualified, and this contest does NOT include transportation (so it’ll probably help if you’re in the L.A. area).
Even if you don’t win, we urge you to head over to www.weswehmiller.net/wesfest/wesfest-8/ and buy tickets for this event. For one thing, the show will find Brendon Small performing material from the solo-project with an all-star lineup that includes his Dethklok bandmates Mike Keneally and Bryan Beller, Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung, former Musicians Institute Guitar Program Director Jude Gold and a crap load of other notable musicians. But most importantly, proceeds from the concert go towards the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship, a Berklee student scholarship fund established by friends and family of musician Wes Wehmiller (who passed away from thyroid cancer in January 2005).
So leave a comment below and head over to www.weswehmiller.net/wesfest/wesfest-8/ for more information about the show and the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship.
This week, Jungle Rot announced plans to release their eighth studio full-length called Terror Regime on March 19. Before that, though, Victory Records will be re-issuing the death metal titan’s first demo Skin The Living. Originally released in 1995, Skin The Living has been remastered and will be released on CD and vinyl on February 19. However, Metal Insider is giving one fan the chance to win Jungle Rot’s first release on vinyl for free!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment in the section below. Yup, that damn easy! We’ll pick one winner at random on February 8 (make sure to include your email address when logging in to commet so that we can notify you if you’ve been chosen). Multiple entries will be disqualified, and the contest is open to U.S. residents only (sorry, rest of world). So stop wasting time and leave a comment below for the chance to win the Skin The Living reissue on vinyl. Multiple bundle packages of the reissue are available for pre-order via Victory Records’ webstore.
Earlier this week, Dream Theater announced that they’d re-signed with Roadrunner Records. While they’ve had a successful run with the label over the last five years, recent staff shakeups at Roadrunner had the potential to make them look elsewhere. In an exclusive interview, guitarist John Petrucci discussed what led them to stay with Roadrunner, how the new album is shaping up, and his pick to take home the metal/hard rock Grammy.
Also, Metal Insider is giving away a pair of film cels from the “Forsaken” video signed by the entire band! With Roadrunner in the process of moving offices, they unearthed a few gems for us. There are two ways to enter: via the entry form below, or by liking us on Facebook. We’ll pick two winners at random on Friday, December 14. Sorry, US residents only.
Congratulations on re-upping with Roadrunner. What led to your decision to go with them again?
We’ve been with Roadrunner for about five years spanning the life of the three records we’ve done with them, and it’s been amazing. They’re a great record company, we love all the people there, they get Dream Theater, and they’re truly on board with what we’re all about. Having said that, when we heard there were some changes, especially some big ones, of course we were concerned. It’s fairly common in the music industry, and we’ve experienced it before. We were on Warner since our original contract with Atco, and that deal, which we signed when we were really young, was for eight albums, which is insane. The label changed so many times, it was Atco, it was Atco/EastWest, it was Elektra, and there were constantly changes in personnel. There were presidents leaving, key people in A&R leaving. So we were concerned with it.
It was really a matter of asking the right questions, and speaking to everybody there. Some of the key people aren’t there any more, like Monte (Conner, Sr. VP of A&R) who I worked with so closely and become friends with over the years, that was a very upsetting change. And the recent change with Jonas (Nachsin) leaving, those are big changes. At the same time, there are people that are still there that are equally as big a part of our career. The idea that those people were staying and were still going to be a part of this was incredibly reassuring. We’ve also had a bit of a good experience with this kind of change that I wasn’t even aware of. When similar changes happened a few years ago and the offices in Japan merged, I didn’t realize that a lot of those people had merged into the Warner office, and our experience in Japan last time was incredible. So fortunately, I didn’t notice anything that was a problem.
Another big concern for us was Europe and the UK, where we have a very big market presence. So the idea of those offices closing and not working with those people was very shocking to us. But it was a matter of speaking to Roadrunner and talking about the new arrangement between them and Warner. And we felt really good about it. We felt like re-signing and continuing to build off of the history. Doing three albums together means three tours, means a lot of promotion, and a lot of working together. So we felt like it was definitely the right move. Read more »
For those unfamiliar, Fur Of Heaven is a four-piece hailing from Springfield, MO. Mixing elements of Coalesce and Pianos Become The Teeth, Fur Of Heaven is definitely a post-hardcore group we dig. That’s why we’re excited to premiere a new song from their new EP.
“Willow” appears on their self-titled, which will be released on cassette-only label Worthless Recordings. However, we’re giving you the chance to stream the song before its release via the stream below:
But that’s not all we’ve got. We’re also giving you the chance to win a copy of Fur Of Heaven’s self-titled EP on cassette! All you have to do is leave a comment below this article. Yup, that’s all you have to do! So stream “Willow” above and leave a comment below for the chance to win this cassette. You can also purchase the cassette via Worthless Recordings’ website.