Category Archives: Top 5

Metal Insider’s Top 5: New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2014 moments

Posted by on April 21, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. This past weekend, April 17-19,  the 16th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival took place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Once again, bands ranging from hardcore punk to death metal, young to seasoned, unknown to legendary gathered together […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Type O Negative songs

Posted by on April 14, 2014

It was four years ago today that Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele passed away due to sudden heart failure at the age of 48.  For a band whose imagery, lyrics and songs were full of a dark, gothic macabre sense of humor, hearing of Steele’s passing initially seemed like a joke played by the sardonic […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: Bands that continued despite legal issues with members

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. When As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested on suspicion of hiring a hitman to kill his wife last year, many were shocked, but likely none more than the remaining members of the band. Late on […]

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Metal Insider’s top five: Best and worst Black Sabbath albums

Posted by on March 31, 2014

From the late sixties to the present day, few musical acts have had the sort of lasting impact that Black Sabbath can claim. They pioneered a sound which countless musicians have emulated, although none were able to truly duplicate. Tony Iommi developed a fairly unique style of guitar playing, employing power chords, heavy distortion, and […]

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August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker’s Top 5: Bands From Pennsylvania

Posted by on March 24, 2014

Hailing from Manheim, PA, August Burns Red demonstrates that there is a lot to offer in the Pennsylvania music scene. The group is currently on the road with Asking Alexandria, We Came as Romans, Born of Osiris and Crown the Empire. So in honor of their latest ongoing tour, we asked guitarist JB Brubaker to […]

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