Category Archives: News

Jari Mäenpää of Wintersun discusses crowd-funding while on a label contract

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Two years after the release of Wintersun’s second album, Time I, fans are anxiously waiting for information regarding the release of its follow-up, Time II. Today, band mastermind Jari Mäenpää took to Facebook to discuss the obstacles facing the album’s production and the possibility of crowd-funding the album. Some of the most striking details revealed in the post […]

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Suicide Silence’s Eddie Hermida: “It’s like being the first round pick of the NFL draft”

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Hernan “Eddie” Hermida had big shoes to fill when assuming the vocal duties for Suicide Silence. One of deathcore’s most popular rising bands, they’d just signed with Nuclear Blast when singer Mitch Lucker died in a motorcycle accident. Hermida, who’d been in All Shall Perish, stepped into the vacant slot like he’d been in the […]

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Here’s Kelly Osbourne getting her head bit off by a shark

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Last night, the SyFy Network broke the internet by airing Sharknado 2: The Second One. The sequel to last year’s cheese-fest recorded over 215,000 tweets with the #sharknado2 hashtag, roughly about twice the number of celebrities that had cameos in the film. Al Roker, Robert Hays, Judah Friedlander, Wil Wheaton, Vivica Fox, Pepa from Salt N’ […]

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High On Fire to tour for free

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Like High on Fire, but on a budget? Good news. The fine folks at Converse have teamed up with the band to present the inaugural Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour. The opener for the East Coast tour is Blackest, while SoCal’s Arctic will be the West Coast opener. Tickets for the five-date tour were made […]

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Amplified: Song premiere from Colombian Necktie

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. For our inaugural Amplified column, we bring you Los Angeles’ sludge merchants Colombian Necktie. The quintet’s debut full length, Twilight Upon Us, will be out next month, but we’re debuting the song “Sleepwalking” today. The song […]

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