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Interview: Shattered Sun vocalist Marcus Leal talks debut album, working with Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Shattered Sun is Victory Records’ latest metal acquisition. The young sextet, from a small town just outside Corpus Christi, TX, has recently been thrust into high notoriety in anticipation of their upcoming full-length debut, Hope Within Hatred. The band caught the attention of Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, and his promotion company Breaking Bands, which we […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Shattered Sun

Posted by on May 6, 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. You may have first heard Shattered Sun’s name attached to Breaking Bands, the new management company spearheaded by Testament’s Chuck Billy, Jon and Marsha Zazula, and […]

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Roadrunner Records to release 30th anniversary box set

Posted by on August 15, 2013

Roadrunner is celebrating more than 30 years of music with the release of a box set, XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records, hitting the market October 1. The set, to be released in America and abroad, is a pretty good summation of the label’s beginnings as an underground label, their rise to one of America’s premier […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Defunct Touring Festivals

Posted by on July 8, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, Gigantour kicked off its fifth installment and Mayhem Fest is well into gear. And while the summer is packed with other treks like the Summer Slaughter Tour, the All Stars Tour, and other tours (hell, even the Warped […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 19th – As You Were

Posted by on June 19, 2012

Great minds breed great music. If we’ve learned nothing from the past twenty years, that truth applies to metal artists more than most other genres. The names of metal’s elite composers and musicians that have filled the minds and hearts of fans worldwide continue to be powerful to this very day – Wilson, Akerfeldt, Portnoy, […]

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Shadows Fall, Devildriver, Charred Walls Of The Damned And More Share Real Life “Spinal Tap Moments”

Posted by on November 11, 2011

We all know why today, 11/11/11, is being dubbed “National Metal Day.” No, it’s not because VH1 Classic says so. It’s because of Spinal Tap! And if you don’t get the significance of the number 11, then stop reading this and go watch This Is Spinal Tap ASAP. But it’s not just the humor that […]

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