Tag Archives: Byzantine

Metal By Numbers 8/16: Wage War weigh in on the charts

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It flummoxes me sometimes how fast summer seems to go by. Where I live kids are already back in school and college students are moving in. In just sixteen days we’ll enter September, and while […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/10: Paranormal chart activity

Posted by on August 10, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.  We’re still operating on limited sales info, but I do have some extra numbers to share as requested by a few fine upstanding commenters from last week. I’ve added Projected’s new album to the […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 28th 2017: The New Music Tree

Posted by on July 28, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from Alice Cooper, Byzantine, and more. If you would like to check out last week’s New & Noteworthy, you can do so here, and the week’s sales numbers are […]

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Byzantine’s “New Ways to Bear Witness” video was new way to give frontman a concussion

Posted by on May 23, 2017

Have you heard the new Byzantine track, “New Ways to Bear Wtiness,”  yet? Hopefully you have, because it rips! They’ve made a video for it, and it’s probably a painful memory for singer/guitarist Chris “OJ” Ojeda, mainly because the shoot left him with a concussion! Drummer Matt Wolfe, who was in the band until recently […]

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Sacred Reich announce ’30 Years of Ignorance’ tour

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album Ignorance by kicking off a world tour. The 30 Years of Ignorance tour kicks off in Europe in July which includes major festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Dynamo Metal Fest, Into the Grave Fest, Brutal Assault Fest, Alcatraz Fest and Summer […]

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Byzantine launches crowdfunding campaign for new album

Posted by on February 7, 2017

On June 2nd, Byzantine will be releasing their Metal Blade debut following two independent releases. The Cicada Tree will be their fifth album, and like their last two, the band has launched a crowd-funding campaign for the album. If you’re going to buy the album as a fan, the main benefit you’ll get from doing it […]

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Exclusive: In the studio with Byzantine; band’s choice of cover songs revealed

Posted by on December 21, 2016

In early November of 2016, Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson paid a visit to 7over8 Studios in Myrtle Beach to join Byzantine’s Chris Ojeda and Brian Henderson as they laid down guitar tracks for the band’s forthcoming album and Metal Blade Records debut, The Cicada Tree. This is the second time I’ve shown up at […]

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Top 10s of the year from members of Melvins, Palms, Byzantine, Primordial, Oni, Gozu

Posted by on December 19, 2016

We’ve gotten a lot of great music this year, and while you may have been following along with our list of the best music of 2016 as according to us, the artists that made some of that music should have a say in it as well. That’s why we reached out to a handful of […]

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Byzantine signs with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Nobody beats the Byz! And now Byzantine has become even more indestructible, having just signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. Byzantine’s last two albums, including last year’s well received To Release is to Resolve, were self-released and crowdfunded. Now the West Virginian metal titans are preparing to release their sixth album in 2017 […]

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Metal Insider contributor Schuler Benson’s top 10 of 2015

Posted by on December 21, 2015

As 2015 continues to draw to a close, Metal Insider is continuing to look at the year in music. Nearly all of our contributors have submitted their favorites, along with everyone from Anthrax to Richard Christy, and you can read their picks here. Here we have Criminally Slept-On contributor Schuler Benson’s favorite music of the […]

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