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Tag Archives: Helloween

We can’t stop staring at these animated metal album .gifs

Posted by on September 26, 2014

It’s that time of the week (y’know, near the end, waiting for the weekend) where we could all use a bit of a distraction to carry us into the weekend. Thankfully, for the past year, Tumblr artist JB has been animating album covers, many of them metal ones. Judging from the looks of things, he’s […]

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Helloween to hit studio in October; also release music video for ‘Straight Out of Hell’

Posted by on August 15, 2014

German power metal pioneers Helloween are returning to the studio this October to record the  follow up to their acclaimed 2013 release Straight Out of Hell. They announced that they expect to see the album released in May of next year. Along with that bit of news, the band also released a live music video […]

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Video premiere: Unisonic, ‘Exceptional’

Posted by on July 9, 2014

What do you get when you cross two former members of Helloween’s golden age (vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen), the rhythm section of Pink Cream 69 (bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou) and guitarist Mandy Meyer (Asia, Krokus)? The answer is Unisonic, and with the supergroup’s sophomore album, Light of Dawn, out next […]

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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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