Tag Archives: Exodus

Metal Power Rankings Special: New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2015

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. We’re writing this from the upstairs at the New England […]

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We’re at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest! Here are set times

Posted by on April 17, 2015

The weekend is upon us, which means Metal Insider is in Worcester for the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival! As the media sponsor of the Fest, that means we’ll have a table set up and we’ll be all over the Palladium for the next three days. You’ll be able to pick up a complimentary […]

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Jamey Jasta wonders what death metal fans spend their money on

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta doesn’t pull any punches. So it’s no surprise that when he Tweets, people listen – and respond. Last night Jasta Tweeted the following: “All Time Low sold 75,000 albums 1st week while Gorguts new album sold 300. This proves girls buy music while death metal fans buy…. weed?” About 24 hours later the post […]

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For Today kick out guitarist for not being Christian enough

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Metalcore band For Today continues making the news for their “God ordained” line-up changes, and this latest one is a doozy. Guitarist Samuel Penner – the guy who replaced Mike “No such thing as a gay Christian” Reynolds  – was asked to leave the band. Over the phone. Shortly after rushing home to visit his mother in law […]

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Interview: Gary Holt talks Exodus, Slayer, being managed by Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 14, 2015

James Brown might have been the hardest working man in show business, but Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is surely the hardest-working guitarist. In addition to the band he’s been in since 1981, he’s also Slayer’s guitarist, a position which sadly became permanent in 2013 when Jeff Hanneman died. With Exodus on the road with Testament […]

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Salt The Wound recording featuring former Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes surfaces

Posted by on April 6, 2015

Exodus’ 2014 album Blood In, Blood Out marked the band’s first release since reuniting with their former vocalist, Steve “Zetro” Souza and parting ways with Rob Dukes. With a style significantly different than Dukes’, Zetro reintroduced Exodus fans to his vocal presence for the first time since 2004’s Tempo of the Damned. Recently however, the […]

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Turnstile and more added to New England Metal and Hardcore Festival

Posted by on April 2, 2015

The lineup for New England Metal and Hardcore Festival just keeps getting better as the date draws nearer, which just makes us all the more excited to be involved with it this year! Three additional bands have been announced to play the festival, which takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, […]

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Win a Chuck Billy The Chief herbal vaporizer!

Posted by on March 25, 2015

There are plenty of herbal vaporizers out there, but only one endorsed by Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. “The Chief,” a pen from Lord Vaper Pens, is the first vaporizer designed by and endorsed by a metalhead. “The Chief” is ready to use in 60 seconds and features three temperature settings (to produce bigger clouds when firing them […]

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Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on his evolving solo career and dream collaborations

Posted by on March 19, 2015

“How you holding up in this crappy weather?” Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal asks seconds into our interview on a frigid Friday afternoon. Such cheerfulness was a constant presence during our in-depth conversation; a rare quality to find in someone whose nearly 20 year career includes releasing 10 solo studio albums, a role as a guitarist in […]

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Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Exodus playing 2015 Motörboat

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Last year’s Motörhead’s Motörboat was a rousing success by all accounts, and even before it ended, the organizers said that it would be an annual event. Sure enough, the lineup and dates for 2015’s event have been announced, and it seems like they might have even upped the ante from last year’s. In addition to Motörhead, who […]

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