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Metal Insider’s top 5: Superhero metal songs

Posted by on October 5, 2016

  Today is the kickoff of New York’s Comic Con. While the San Diego incarnation of the convention is the largest, New York is gaining on it. While comic cons are about as old as heavy metal (San Diego’s started in 1970), they’ve grown from their humble origins encompassing just comic books to a place where […]

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At the Gates announce US tour with Decapitated

Posted by on October 27, 2015

Following their appearance on next year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal (which already includes Cradle of Filth, Iced Earth, Sodom and more) Swedish metal legends At the Gates will do an 11-date tour with an impressive list of support bands; Decapitated, The Haunted, and Harms Way. About a week ago Decapitated had to cancel their tour with Soulfly and […]

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Test your knowledge: Heavy Metal Lyric or Bible Verse?

Posted by on July 10, 2015

It is no big secret that heavy metal and religion have not always been the best of friends. A couple torched buildings and anti-religious sentiments here and there and you end up with a full scale stereotype on all it’s people. Really though, when you get right down to it, the two really have a […]

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[Updated] Iced Earth, Dragonforce, and more announced for 70,000 Tons of Metal

Posted by on June 25, 2015

Yesterday the heavy metal cruise ship festival 70,000 of Metal has begun announcing their 2016 line-up, starting with a personal favorite of mine, Iced Earth. Each hour since, another band has been announced, with Lacuna Coil and Fleshgod Apocalypse being the next two followed by Dragonforce, Delain, and At the Gates. The most recent (as […]

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Hate Eternal are filled with Pathogenic Apathy

Posted by on June 3, 2015

The last Hate Eternal studio album, Phoenix Amongst The Ashes, came out in 2011. Thankfully we won’t need to wait much longer for new music, because on August 21st they’ll release Infernus on Season of Mist. This will their sixth full-length album, and first on their new label. The first song available from Infernus is the […]

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Debut metal albums turning 25 in 2015

Posted by on January 5, 2015

Last month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their inductees for 2015. It’s no surprise that there aren’t any particularly heavy bands being inducted this year. In fact, the only thing a musical act has to do to qualify for consideration is a) be popular, especially with critics and b) have come out […]

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Zach Fehl’s top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 15, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we check in with the Metal Insider staff to see what new albums got them the most excited. Metal Insider’s contributors have been listing their top ten albums of 2014. We’ve heard from Bram, Zach, Kodi, Matt, Nick, Chip, Anthony, Chris and Seth. Now it’s time for Zach Fehl’s list of what he listened to the most this […]

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Interview: Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks success, Jon Schaffer collaboration

Posted by on October 22, 2014

You can count the number of big breakout rock and metal successes of the last five years on one hand (more about that here), and Volbeat is certainly one of them. Both their current album, 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and their last, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, have sold over 200,000 copies and are still going strong, […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer undergoes neck surgery

Posted by on July 15, 2014

In a highly unfortunate turn of events, Florida veteran metallers Iced Earth had to cancel their 2014 summer touring plans for their Worldwide Plagues Tour due to an ever increasing problem with guitarist Jon Schaffer’s neck. The procedure was originally scheduled to take place in September, after the tour, but the issue became so problematic […]

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Dark Angel added to Hellfest 2014

Posted by on May 30, 2014

If Hellfest 2014 in France couldn’t get any MORE stacked with amazing bands, it just got one more. Dark Angel’s masterful drummer Gene Hoglan just confirmed on both his Facebook and via Twitter that Dark Angel will be performing at Hellfest 2014. Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith will be headlining, and that’s already on […]

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