Category Archives: News

Tool on the horizon?

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Well, this is progress. A few weeks ago, Tool’s webmaster said that writing and arrangement sessions for the band’s fifth full length album were “progressing nicely.” Guitarist Adam Jones added to the intrigue by Instagramming a picture of a song diagram with the hashtag #smokeonthehorizon. Early this morning, he Instagrammed another pic with the same […]

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Anaal Nathrakh awaken with Desideratum

Posted by on October 24, 2014

The new Anaal Nathrakh album, Desideratum, is streaming over at Revolver Magazine. This is the band’s eighth full-length record, their first in two years since Vanitas, and comes out on Metal Blade Records on October 28th, 2014. This new album was produced by guitarist / bassist / programmer Mick Kenney, with David Hunt’s (aka V.I.T.R.I.O.L.) vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in […]

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Completely unscientific study finds Tool fans smarter than Disturbed ones

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Being a software application writer must give you a lot of free time. That’s perhaps one explanation behind Virgil Griffith, who’s correlated musical tastes with the SAT scores of their fans. Here’s how he did it: via Facebook, he had a friend download the ten most frequent “favorite music” at colleges via their school’s Network […]

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Black Sabbath to disband after next album

Posted by on October 24, 2014

It’s been four years since Ozzy Osbourne’s last solo album, Scream, and it’s pretty safe to say that no one’s clamoring for another solo album from the Ozzman unless we’re talking about something on the level of 1991′s No More Tears. That’s not stopping Ozzy from returning to his solo career after releasing another Black Sabbath album, […]

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Amplified: Exist Immortal are your Djent liberators

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. Progressive metal, particularly the djent offshoots, have mainly boiled themselves down to a lot of rote technical exercises. Drum machine-like 4/4 pulses and everything locked down to a grid and every bit of character sampled and edited […]

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