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Tag Archives: Iced Earth

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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In Defense of Their Good Name: Tim “Ripper” Owens

Posted by on May 9, 2014

After last week’s In Defense Of was published, I got to thinking, and I realized that a lot of the bigger bands have periods in their discography that are nearly universally hated by metal fans at large. Iron Maiden has the Blaze Bayley era, which we discussed in part last week. Metallica has the period […]

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Fan posts HD recording of Iced Earth set from ‘Worldwide Plagues’ tour

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Given the quality of most fan-shot footage, we cringed when we read that there was fan-shot footage from an Iced Earth show. However, the recording is actually really good. Jon Schaffer shreds, like he always does, with a fierce precision. Stu Block really does well to deliver a gritty vocal and hits those really high […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2014 moments

Posted by on April 21, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. This past weekend, April 17-19,  the 16th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival took place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Once again, bands ranging from hardcore punk to death metal, young to seasoned, unknown to legendary gathered together […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/5: People Clearly Want To Buy Records

Posted by on February 5, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Mark up your calendars now kids because its taken only little over a month into 2014 to hype up all of the stuff happening in metal music this year from upcoming tours (Mastodon) to […]

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