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ProgPower USA 2018 line-up announced: James Labrie, Tarja Turunen, Angra, and Voyager to headline

Posted by on September 11, 2017

ProgPower USA is the premier U.S. festival for progressive and power metal. For 18 years they have been a paramount part in bringing some of the biggest and best names in the international progressive and power metal scenes to a country not particularly known for either. It takes place every September at the Center Stage […]

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Contest: Win a limited edition Tarja Turunen box set!

Posted by on January 13, 2017

Last year, former Nightwish vocalist Tarja Turunen released her fourth solo album, The Shadow Self. Already acclaimed for her powerful, emotive and sometimes operatic voice, she’s now closing in on ten years of being a solo artist. We dug around the Metal Insider prize closet, and found a limited edition box set of 2013’s Colours in the […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/15: Volbeat boogie into the top five

Posted by on June 15, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Any day there’s an metal album in the top ten is worthy of praise. When there’s two, that’s even better. And when one of those albums is second only to Paul Simon’s first release […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 3rd – Let’s Shake Some Dust

Posted by on June 3, 2016

  We’ve gotten quite a lot of great new music in the past few weeks, and today just adds to the pile. How does one find the time to listen to all of this? If you’ve figured out a way, please let me know in the comments, because I have yet to figure it out! […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 23rd – I Will Not Bow

Posted by on June 23, 2015

Summer has officially begun, and heavy music is out in full force this week with a plethora of new albums. Check out the full list for the first batch of music to blare out your newly-opened windows and deafen unsuspecting pedestrians.   Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) Breaking Benjamin has been on an extended hiatus, due […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dark Passion Play’ by Nightwish turns seven years old

Posted by on September 26, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day. This is Nightwish’s first album without Tarja. I’ve said this before, and I know I have quite the hated opinion when it comes to this, but I’ve always preferred Anette to Tarja. Tarja has a beautiful […]

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New Within Temptation Album To Feature Tarja Turunen, Howard Jones, Dave Pirner, and Xzibit (yes, the very same)

Posted by on November 8, 2013

Within Temptation’s new album Hydra will be out early next year, and several special guests have been confirmed for the album. Among them are Tarja Turunen (ex-Nightwish), who was featured on the band’s EP Paradise (What About Us?) last month, Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), and Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum). What you might not have expected is that the album will […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/9: Rush Remix The Charts

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. You may have heard of something called the “loudness war”, a term applied to albums that are mixed in a manner to make it sound…well, louder. This isn’t exactly a new thing, but it’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/2: Dream Theater Outdo Metallica In The Top 10

Posted by on October 2, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. When Metallica puts out anything, there’s usually a very high chance it will top not only metal album sales, but also the Top 200 (unless it’s Lulu). Since they have both a movie and a […]

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Song Debut: Tarja, “Medusa”

Posted by on September 9, 2013

When Tarja Turunen very publicly parted ways with Nightwish back in 2005, many wondered how she would carry on without the symphonic metal band. Since then, she’s not only carried on with her solo career, but flourished. On September 24th, her fourth solo album, Colours in the Dark, will be released in America. It continues the […]

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