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Metal Hammer reveal ‘100 Best Albums of 2017’

Posted by on December 15, 2017

Metal Hammer have unleashed their year-end list of 100 Best Albums of 2017 and this one, is filled with surprises. For starters, we were thrilled to see Vuur, the new project featuring ex-Gathering vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen make the cut, as well as Battle Beast, Dragonforce, and Alice Cooper. However, it also includes Mastodon, Code […]

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Metal Insider editor Bram Teitelman’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 14, 2017

What a year, amirite? Between the suicides of beloved 90’s and ’00s singers, the jarring difference between our last and current leader of the country, and the just-passed news of net neutrality ending, it’s been a rough year. Fortunately, as always, there’s always music to seek solace in, and this year was a pretty good […]

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Metal Insider contributor Nick DeSimone’s Top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 12, 2017

This was a year of hooks for me. I usually favor at least a couple extreme records each year, but frankly as I get older, I don’t have the attention span for anything that doesn’t have things I can hum back to you. That’s not to say I’ve gone completely soft; I liked the Full […]

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Supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen (Tool/Mastodon) premiere first single

Posted by on December 8, 2017

Legend of the Seagullmen, the supergroup featuring Tool’s Danny Carey (drums), Mastodon’s Brent Hinds (guitar), director Jimmy Hayward (Jonah Hex) on guitar, David ‘The Doctor’ Dreyer (vocals), Zappa Meets Zappa’s Peter Griffin (bass), and Chris DiGiovanni (synth), are getting ready for their self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 9th via Dine Alone […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zenae Zukowski’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 7, 2017

When 2017 began, I was overly excited to hear countless new albums from artists including Ensiferum, Myrkur, Chelsea Wolfe, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse Iced Earth and, many more. Unfortunately, a multitude of these new releases by talented artists felt more as a contractual obligation instead of a brilliant creative execution. The overall production quality remained […]

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Rolling Stone reveal top 20 metal albums of 2017

Posted by on December 6, 2017

Code Orange’s Forever is one of the most consistent albums being featured on many year-end metal albums of 2017 lists. It’s Revolver’s favorite of the year, and Rolling Stone’s as well. It wasn’t too long ago that we saw artists such as Code Orange and Foo Fighters make it to Rolling Stone’s top fifty albums […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zach Shaw’s Top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 6, 2017

  As 2017 wheezes to a close, it’s time to take a look at the year that was in terms of heavy music. We’ve already had contributors Jeff Podoshen and Chris Annunziata weigh in on what floated their boats in 2017, and now it’s time to see what Zach Shaw thought of the year in […]

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Metal Insider intern/contributor Chris Annunziata’s Top 10 metal albums of 2017

Posted by on December 5, 2017

With releases like Converge, Mastodon and Trivium, 2017 has been a great year for metal. Choosing my top 10 was not an easy feat but nevertheless, I managed to do so.   10) Converge – The Dusk In Us (Epitaph Records) I’ve always heard of Converge and always heard great things about them. However, I never […]

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Mastodon: The Making of “Emperor of Sand” documentary

Posted by on December 4, 2017

Mastodon has been known for their “Making Of…” documentaries ever since they released Blood Mountain back in 2006. The band has continued this trend and now has released a 75 minute documentary for their latest album Emperor of Sand. The documentary will feature the 12 part-series the band previously posted prior to the album release, as well as 30 […]

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Brent Hinds’ West End Motel is “Sorry I’m Late”

Posted by on November 30, 2017

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds has a couple of side-projects, one being West End Motel. The band has just posted a video for “Sorry I’m Late” which has a nice country feel to it. The song will be featured on their new album Bad With Names, Good With Faces. The band provided a description along with the video: Definitely […]

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