Category Archives: Headbangers Brawl

Headbangers Brawl: Are Metallica really losing that much money?

Posted by on March 20, 2015

An article came out earlier this month that made the relatively bold claim that Metallica have lost more money than they’ve made since 2010. The authors claim that the band’s failed festival, the disappointment of Through the Never, and the fact that they’ve only released one album, the much-maligned Lulu collaboration with Lou Reed, have […]

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Headbangers Brawl: The pros and cons of Century Media being acquired

Posted by on February 27, 2015

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Century Media is working on getting acquired by one of the big three major labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, and Universal). While he wouldn’t comment on how negotiations were going, label founder Robert Kampf did supposedly confirm his interest in an acquisition in order to “give Century […]

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Headbangers Brawl: A metal renaissance, or just hipster metal?

Posted by on February 16, 2015

As just about anyone who’s read about music on the Internet knows, websites and publications (ourselves included!) love doing end-of-year top album lists. And while there tend to be certain touch points of universal acclaim – if you wrote a top 10 metal albums list for 2014, either At The Gates, Pallbearer or both were […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Do we care who else is in Megadeth?

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. By now everyone’s caught up to date regarding Megadeth’s recent shakeup in its lineup, all the while rumors continue to escalate that the beloved […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Who should play Mayhem Fest this year?

Posted by on January 23, 2015

It’s close to the end of January,which means it’s festival announcement season! The Warped Tour has been gradually announcing bands since December, and a lot of the destination festivals (Coachella, Bonnaroo) have announced their lineups as well. And then there’s the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Maryland Deathfest. Not announced yet, however, is […]

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