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It’s the end of the year, and we’re in the giving spirit. We’ve been giving you our picks for the top ten records of the year, both from artists and from us. And now we’re going to give you an epically awesome prize from our friends at Metal Blade. If you think your entertainment center looks good now, wait until it has an Amon Amarth Loki bust on it! That’s right, we’re giving away two Lodi busts that were part of the limited edition version of Deceiver of the Gods. Keep in mind THAT THIS IS THE BUST ONLY. That means there are no CD’s contained in the package, no mini-poster no bonus covers EP, JUST THE BUST. However, to make good, we’ll include a copy of Scion A/V’s 30th anniversary Metal Blade 7″ featuring Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim. So yeah, enter to win by this 5pm this Friday, December 13, and we’ll pick two winners at random to win the busts. Unfortunately, this contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Earlier this year, Black Sabbath released their first new album with Ozzy Osbourne singing in 35 years. 13 was nothing less than an event, and was the band’s first-ever #1 album in the United States. The band took to the road in support of the album, and today, a document of that tour, Black Sabbath Live: Gathered In Their Masses, has been released. The album was recorded at their April 29th and May 1 shows in Melbourne, Australia, and is the first time fans can pick up a concert with songs from 13 on it.
There are a handful of ways fans can pick up Gathered in Their Masses: on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/CD, DVD/CD and the Deluxe Box.The limited edition box comes with the concert on Blu-ray, DVD and the CD, as well as a poster, a signed set list, a booklet, two guitar picks and a replica show ticket. It goes for $79.98, and you can pick it up here. Or you can enter to win a copy of it below. Listen, this is a document of the power of the forefathers of heavy metal 43 years after they invented it, which elevates it to must-own status for yourself or the Sabbath fan you love. Just enter below, and feel free to tell a friend to do the same. We’ll choose a winner at random on Friday, December 6th. US entries only, please.
It’s been a damn good year for Jungle Rot. Not only have they been touring non-stop, but their latest album Terror Regime continues to melt faces nation-wide. And that’s why we’re excited to premiere the music video for one of heaviest riff-oriented tracks, “Ruthless Omnipotence.”
But that’s not all! In addition to premiering the video for “Ruthless Omnipotence” (as seen below), we’re also giving fans the chance to win the ultimate Jungle Rot prize package. This includes 2 t-shirts, a poster, AND a copy of Terror Regime (as pictured here). All you have to do is leave a comment below explaining which is your favorite song off Terror Regime and why. We’ll pick three winners at random by Thursday, November 7 (sorry, but this contest is open to U.S. residents only).
So check out the new video for “Ruthless Omnipotence” below and then leave a comment for your chance to win an amazing prize pack from Jungle Rot. Read more »
Yesterday, ERRA released their new album Augment via Tragic Hero Records. However, today we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of the Birmingham, AL group’s latest offering AND a t-shirt to go along with it.
Augment finds ERRA channeling both the melodic and aggressive spectrums of metalcore, highly inspired by the likes of Misery Signals and Born of Osiris. It’s the type of sound that makes them a perfect fit for a tour with Ice Nine Kills and Famous Last Words (kicking off on Friday). So with that in mind, all you have to do to win the Augment CD/t-shirt pack is tell us which band you’d want to see ERRA tour with in the comment section below. We’ll pick one winner at random by Friday, November 1. Sorry, but this contest is open to U.S. residents only.
First give the song “Pulse” in the player below, and then leave a comment for the chance to win. For those of you who don’t win, you can purchase both the CD and shirt over at Tragic Hero’s webstore. Read more »
Last week, we asked you to share the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you at a Metallica concert. Sadly, none of them involved being sent out to retrieve a mysterious package in a postapocalyptic Edmonton, Alberta like Trip, the protagonist in Metallica Through the Never. However, we did get some pretty solid stories, and the following three people will be receiving a Through the Never hat, shirt and poster. Weed, Fred Durst, and a story that’s a little too far out to actually exist abound. Here’s who we chose:
Shawn Rock from Manhattan KS writes:
Summer Sanitarium in Denver: Two flat-chested chicks controlled the stadium in a flash off before Metallica came out and Fred Durst got pegged in the head with a big beer while he was performing. Still wasn’t my favorite Metallica show though, but maybe it was the funniest.
Mike Rogers from Columbia MO writes:
The girl that was sitting next to us had to leave early and gave my girlfriend her bag of weed because she was afraid her dad who was picking her up would catch her with it.
Mike might have given his weed to Justin Gish from Portage MI, who writes:
Early November, back in 2009, I traveled to Grand Rapids to see Metallica live. I was driving alone, blasting Death Magnetic, when in between headbangs I happened to look out the window. I saw a strange flash in the autumn sky. I blinked but it was gone, there was nothing where I’d seen the light. I didn’t give it much thought until I pulled into the parking lot and saw another bright flash over the arena. This time the light hovered over the stadium for a minute before shooting straight up and disappearing into the sky. Now I was spooked and convinced that I’d seen a UFO. I called my friends but my cellphone was getting no service. Which is strange, because I always got service in Grand Rapids. Confused, I took my ticket out of my pocket and headed toward the entrance, figuring I’d find my pals inside. When I got to the turnstile my ticket was scanned but not accepted. The ticket taker gave me a look l like I was a real creep, but a man in a black suit walked over and whispered something in the taker’s ear. They let me into the stadium, but once inside the man in the black suit grabbed my arm and guided me to a blue door which lead to a conference room. Without saying a word he motioned me to sit in a red chair at a grey table. I sat through the first half of the set, confused and more than a little scared. I stood up to stretch, and as soon as I got my ass out of the the chair, the door opened and two men walked in. One was the original guy who brought me into this room, the other guy (also dressed in a black suit) I hadn’t seen before. They didn’t say anything, but they put a box of merchandise down on the table. The box held shirts, patches, and live albums I’d never seen before. They could tell I was excited and they offered me the swag in exchange for my silence. “Silent about what?” I asked and they said, “The Light”, then smiled the most disturbing grins I’d ever seen. Their faces didn’t look real, like their skin was made of silly putty, and I gladly told them I’d keep quiet, not just for the stuff, but to get them out of the room. I figure enough time has passed that I can tell you about the lights without them coming after…
Metallica Through the Never is currently playing on every IMAX theater in North America. It expands into other theaters this coming Friday, 10/4.
If you couldn’t tell already, we’re really psyched about our CMJ Metal Insider showcase, coming up in just over two weeks. Not only have we curated a killer lineup, with Nachtmystium, Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar playing, we’re also celebrating by giving away an amazing prize pack. Want to be the ultimate Metal Insider? You’ll get a CMJ badge (a $549 value), plus tons of music from the bands playing on the showcase, signed swag, and music from Sumerian Records and Collective Sounds (aka signed Jason Newsted vinyl!).
We’ve extended the contest until midnight tonight, so you should definitely enter now. But we’ve still got some great stuff to give away. We’ll also be giving away a secondary prize pack featuring a huge bundle of CDs, vinyl and signed stuff plus whatever else didn’t fit in the badge winner’s box. Since a badge won’t be included in this, you’ll be able to enter until next Friday, 10/11, and you don’t even have to be in the NYC area to win – just spread the word about our showcase. To enter, just retweet (on Twitter) or share (on Facebook), details about the contest using our name (@metalinsider) in the post, and you’ll be entered to win! US residents only, please.
And once again, if you haven’t bought tickets to our showcase, they’re still available, and you can pick them up here.
We’re counting down the days until Metal Insider’s 2013 CMJ showcase, and if you’re just now joining us, we brought the party this year. Nachtmystium’s first show in nearly a year, Byzantine’s triumphant return to New York City, hometown black metal heroes Black Anvil and intense sets from Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar all have us beyond psyched for this stacked show. Tickets are still available for the October 16th show at Europa in Brooklyn – grab them while you can! And yesterday, we offered the chance to win a MASSIVE prize pack, featuring a CMJ badge (a $549 value) good for the entire CMJ Music Marathon, plus a guest list spot on our show to bring a friend. What we didn’t fully explain was the eye-popping magnitude of the rest of the pack.
Here’s a taste of what the prize pack includes:
-A CMJ badge, good for entry to all portions of CMJ Music Marathon 2013
-A guest list spot at our showcase so that you can bring someone with you
-Signed CDs from Ramming Speed and Byzantine, plus a signed Byzantine cap and some other goodness from Ramming Speed
-Both of Black Anvil’s albums on CD
-Vinyl from Nachtmystium and Vattnet Viskar
-Signed LP of Newsted’s Heavy Metal Music, courtesy of Collective Sounds
-Signed Skeletonwitch and Shining posters from Prosthetic
-A Relapse black metal collection, including CDs from Tombs, Weapon and Wolvserpent
-A bonus grab bag from Sumerian
Yes, this is absurd. And yes, you should enter now.
To enter, just enter your information in the form below. We’ll pick a winner on Monday by noon. Note: you must be able to pick up the prize pack at the showcase to win (excluding badge). Transportation to and from New York and lodging not included in prize.
It’s hard to believe that we’re less than three weeks away from Metal Insider’s 2013 CMJ showcase! To say we’re psyched about this would be an understatement. Nachtmystium’s first show in nearly a year, Byzantine’s first show in New York in six years, the black metal of NYC hometown boys Black Anvil, and awesome sets from Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar adds up to one of the most unique and heavy lineups of any of the shows taking place this year, let alone CMJ. Taking place on October 16th at Europa, the showcase still has tickets available, so grab them if you haven’t yet.
That being said, we’re giving away an awesome prize pack in commemoration of the party. What will you get? What WON’T you get? We’re offering up a CMJ badge (a $549 value) that will allow you access to not just our party, but the entire CMJ convention, including almost a week of panels and shows. You’ll also get a guest list spot on our show on the 16th to bring a friend. You’ll also get plenty of swag from Century Media, Prosthetic, Relapse, Byzantine, and even some bonuses from Sumerian plus a signed album of Newsted’s debut Heavy Metal Music.
To enter, just enter your information in the form below. We’ll pick a winner on Monday by Noon. Note: you must be able to pick up the prize pack at the showcase to win (excluding badge). Transportation to and from New York and lodging not included in prize.
UPDATE: CONTEST EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, 9/30
With Metallica’s 3D IMAX feature film Through the Never coming out this Friday nationwide, Metal Insider is offering lucky winners the chance to win some Metallica: Through the Never swag! Each winner will receive a prize pack including a Through the Never hat, shirt and poster from Metallica.
Let’s keep this simple and fun: since the narrative part of the film focuses on the unexpectedly surreal and crazy adventure of Trip, a Metallica runner, tell us the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you at a Metallica concert. Remember that this is a fun contest, not your 8th grade English class essay, so try and make your story as entertaining as possible. We’ll go through all the entries and choose our favorite one, then notify the winners by email (note: neither Metallica nor any of their affiliated parties are choosing the winners). Deadline for entry is this coming Sunday, September 29th at 11:59pm EDT. All you have to do is fill in the form below to enter.
Take a look at theaters and show times for Through the Never here to see where it’s playing near you.
Maybe the potential end of the road for Motley Crue has made him a little more reflective these days, but Nikki Sixx got a bit philosophical last week on Facebook , talking about what it means so listen to a full album, which let’s face it, most of us rarely do anymore.
Read what he had to say below, and as you wax nostalgic, click over to enter our contest, which we’ve extended until Friday. You could win a Nikki Sixx Schecter bass and his signature Blublocker sunglasses for your efforts. Feel free to weigh in on Sixx’s thoughts in the comments section below.
When I was scrounging through record shops as a kid you usually (unless you just shopped for singles) bought the whole album.I always fell deeper in love with the band because “ALL” their songs spoke to me.Of course some jumped out at you right away while others grew on you but you didn’t skip any songs,you would listen from top to bottom over and over again.
When I started making albums I alwasy believed the WHOLE album was the adventure.Of course there is the lead single for radio but when did THAT become the whole experience?
I talk to more and more people everyday who tell me they only buy singles now. iTunes hasn’t helped for that of course.We have asked them many times to bundle our album as one download so fans wouldn’t cherry pick the hits and miss the hidden gems but its not part of their business model. I love iTunes and buy music almost daily from it but it still frustrates me. I just wish more people clicked “BUY ALBUM”. Maybe I am old fashioned in how I believe music should be listened to but I refuse to ever buy just a bands single.I always buy the WHOLE album.I encourage you to do the same. Technology may have changed but the fact that a band makes a WHOLE album for you hasn’t.Dig deep and I promise you,you will fall deeper in love with the artist than you ever could only listening to one song.