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Today in Metal: ‘Master of the Rings’ by Helloween turns 20 years old

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 20 years ago today, Andi Deris joined Helloween for Master of the Rings, replacing Michael Kiske and bringing new life into the band. A little while ago, we spoke about comeback albums, and […]

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In Defense of Their Good Name: Power Metal

Posted by on July 3, 2014

In Defense of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums, or in this case genres, that are often criticized in the metal scene. Although directly influenced by some of the biggest and most well respected names in heavy metal history, power metal is one of the […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Land of the Free’ by Gamma Ray turns 19 years old

Posted by on May 29, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 19 years ago today, Kai Hansen finally made his breakout album with Gamma Ray, Land of the Free. This is Gamma Ray’s first album with Kai Hansen taking over on lead vocal duties. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What’s your favorite comeback album?

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. It’s been a pretty insane week for comebacks. The first new music from Godflesh in 13 years came out this week, as […]

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It turns out metal artists like EDM too

Posted by on December 13, 2013

While metal artists have been experimenting with electronic music since long before Korn’s 2011 album The Path of Totality, that was definitely the largest scale collaboration between a heavy band and electronic artists. Last year’s Orion Fest had it’s own DJ tent, and somewhat surprisingly, it was packed both days of the fest. And now, […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 7/12: Should The New Band Photo Of Slayer Bother Us?

Posted by on July 12, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Late last night, Slayer’s returning drummer Paul Bostaph revealed a new photo (seen off to the side) of the band’s touring lineup via Facebook. […]

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Universal Music Sells Sanctuary Records To BMG

Posted by on February 18, 2013

While Universal Music’s takeover of EMI Music was approved late last year, part of the agreement acquired Universal to sell off a handful of its own assets. One of those labels includes Sanctuary Records (once the label home of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and more). And this past Friday (February 15), BMG announced it […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/30: Reborn on the Charts

Posted by on January 30, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Sometimes the historical impact of songs are less about how good they are and more about how the take you back to a certain time in your life. Take the band who made out […]

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New & Noteworthy, January 22: Global Warning

Posted by on January 22, 2013

So, apparently last week, when I mentioned reaching the first big list of the year, I didn’t realize that was going to happen so soon thereafter. Thus, here we are today. This is not necessarily a list that isle overloaded with big-name releases, but it is still a huge list in terms of quantity. I […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Colors

Posted by on July 23, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Earlier today, Between The Buried And Me officially premiered the first single off of their new album The Parallax II: Future Sequence. One of our favorite albums from the progressive metal group, however, still is 2007’s Colors. Now […]

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