Category Archives: Top 5

Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour’s Top 5: Washington D.C. bands

Posted by on August 25, 2014

Many influential hardcore and metalcore bands have come out of the Washington D.C. scene. One current band making the D.C. metal community proud is Darkest Hour who just released their first album on Sumerian Records (and eighth overall). We spoke to guitarist Mike Schleibaum during Mayhem Fest’s stop in Camden, NJ earlier this month, and […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Performances of Heavy Montreal 2014

Posted by on August 11, 2014

Featuring Metallica’s only North American performance of 2014 (along with Slayer and Anthrax!) and drawing 40,000 bodies through the door on Day 1 alone, Heavy Montreal shut down Parc Jean-Drapeau in Quebec this past weekend to create the ultimate metal destination for Canadians, adventurous Americans and even a few fanatical travelers from overseas. We had […]

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Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz’s Top 5: Cannibal Corpse album covers

Posted by on August 11, 2014

When you think of the violent, grotesque and downright horrific imagery associated with the death metal scene, Cannibal Corpse is without a doubt one of the first band that comes to mind. While it’s sound and lyrics are unquestionably brutal, one of the key things that helped make the band such a major pioneer in […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Things we learned from Korn’s Mayhem Fest press conference

Posted by on August 5, 2014

When we arrived at the press tent for Mayhem Fest’s stop in Camden, NJ last Friday (August 1), we weren’t expecting to be part of a surprise Korn press conference. Yet suddenly there we were, sitting less than two feet away from guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and drummer Ray Luzier along with about half a […]

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Steve “Zetro” Souza of Exodus’ Top 5: Bay Area Metal Albums

Posted by on July 28, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area has a rich history of metal music, and Steve “Zetro” Souza has played a major role in it. Before joining Exodus as their singer in 1986, Zetro fronted the band Legacy, who shortly after changed its name to Testament. And in between his stints in Exodus, Zetro continued to live […]

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