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Tobias Sammet reflects on Avantasia and hints at Edguy 25th anniversary celebration

Posted by on March 1, 2017

2016 was a big year for Tobias Sammet’s project Avantasia. The German supergroup released one of the best albums of 2016 with Ghostlights and performed for the first time in North America. Those that have been there since 2001’s The Metal Opera, know how important it was to attend their selected worldwide tour dates. After […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zenae Zukowski’s Top 10 of 2016

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Musically, 2016 has been an incredible year, which led to the challenge of narrowing it down to ten. I’m a mixed breed that loves all things metal from extreme, melodic death, to the power cheese, and more. Therefore, I wanted to be as fair as possible to mention one from each batch as best as […]

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Metal Insider Contributor Zach Fehl’s Top 10 of 2016

Posted by on December 8, 2016

It’s December, which means that everyone’s starting to look back at the year that was, even though we’re not quite through it yet. Over the next several weeks, Metal Insider will be bringing you our picks for the best albums of the year, as well as those from some of the artists that made some […]

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Find out how much Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos and more made on the road

Posted by on July 21, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. Last time we spoke about earnings and attendance, we saw the numbers of a few festivals like Rocklahoma, Carolina […]

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Avantasia’s Ghostlights gets second single/music video with “Draconian Love”

Posted by on May 12, 2016

The German symphonic project Avantasia have released a live music video for the song “Draconian Love.” The song is their second single off of their January release Ghostlights, which was the sequel to their 2013 release The Mystery of Time. The song features guest vocalist Herbie Lanhans of Sinbreed, and has a darker tone to it […]

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Review: Avantasia at the PlayStation Theater in NYC (4/15/16)

Posted by on April 19, 2016

On Friday, April 15th, the German symphonic metal act Avantasia played their first ever show in New York City, and their second ever date in the United States in their entire 16 year career. This is a band that headlined the Wacken Open-Air in 2014 to over 80,000 attendees, but despite numerous word tours never […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/30: The sales are alive

Posted by on March 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Every week I check out what albums are scheduled for release in the coming months and it always gets me giddy (the absence of a new Tool album notwithstanding). Things look pretty stacked from […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/23: A killer debut

Posted by on March 23, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. As you may have already heard, the monster debut for this week is Killswitch Engage, who continue the trend of keeping metal high up the charts in the early months of 2016. Good thing […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/17: High hopes on the charts

Posted by on March 17, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s list of debuts isn’t as much of a heavy hitter as last week, but what do you expect when a Big Four album comes out? We’ll get another big one next week, […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/9: The charted again shall be king

Posted by on March 9, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Within the past six months, three-fourths of the Big Thrash Four have released new albums, all of which had their own buzz surrounding them. Slayer’s latest was their first without the late Jeff Hanneman, […]

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