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Tag Archives: Metal

Watch a Japanese mascot play blast beats

Posted by on March 6, 2017

If you thought being a Nameless Ghoul in Ghost was a thankless job, try being a Japanese cartoon mascot in a band. This dude (or lady) playing at a mall is crushing it in every way, playing blast beats along to a jaunty flute-led song. Is this the guy from Babymetal playing an off-date? Who […]

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In Flames bassist Peter Iwers exiting band

Posted by on November 29, 2016

There has been quite a bit of activity happening with Swedish metallers In Flames after the release of their twelfth studio album Battles less than a month ago. They embarked a co-headlining tour with Hellyeah that we were able to document earlier this month, and Battles became their highest-charting record yet. While things have been […]

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Interview with Riot and Moon Tooth’s Nick Lee

Posted by on August 19, 2015

Between playing festivals in Barcelona with the legendary Riot to opening up for Dillinger Escape Plan with his band Moon Tooth, one could say Nick Lee is more than just an “up and coming” guitar player. While one would never know Lee’s talents from looking at the quiet Long Island native, there is definitely an “it […]

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This interactive map shows where genres of music are most popular

Posted by on April 17, 2014

You might have seen certain maps like this before, but here’s the latest one. Movoto have made this interactive map of the United States that shows where certain music genres are most popular. To create the map, the data was collected from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Allies Aside

Posted by on March 14, 2014

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we dig into a band from Cincinnati, Ohio dubbed Allies Aside. When it comes to bands of the metalcore/post-hardcore subgenre, it can be easy […]

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Best Metal Performances At SXSW

Posted by on March 20, 2013

6. Howl MetalSucks presents South By South Death at the Dirty Dog Prior to this performance I was only casually acquainted with the band’s fifth full length Full of Hell, which is quite solid. Since then, Vincent Hausman dropped the guitar to focus fully on vocals which seems to have been beneficial for the band. his performance […]

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Concert Review: Gojira/Devin Townsend Project/The Atlas Moth

Posted by on January 25, 2013

Following the arrest of Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe last year, and the subsequent cancellation of the band’s tour with Dethklok, it was unclear how long it would be until the tour’s opener, Gojira, would return to North America on such a full scale tour. It was a pleasant surprise to find Gojira casting the opener role aside […]

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Metal Insider’s Top Ten Of The Year: Chip McCabe

Posted by on December 10, 2012

With the year in music just about over, Metal Insider‘s staff and contributors are taking a look back and naming their top ten albums of 2012. This next list comes courtesy of Metal Insider contributor Chip McCabe. We’re also including a Spotify playlists with a song from each album, if available. We’ll also be sprinkling […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Unkempt

Posted by on June 28, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week on Unsigned & Streamed, we’re proud to expose Unkempt as they cut a swath of death and destruction through the swamps of Florida.  […]

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