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UK study finds folk metal to be racist/sexist

Posted by on October 5, 2015

Be prepared to check your privilege, folk metal fans, we’ve got some bad news. A new study out of UK’s Leeds Beckett University published in the journal Metal Music Studies has determined that at it’s core, European folk metal is full of racist and sexist undertones. Published by Professor Karl Spracklen, a professor of leisure […]

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CMJ 2014: The week in metal

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Next week, New York will be overtaken by hundreds of  bands from around the world, even more college students from the United States and Canada and countless music industry executives for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. If you’ve looked at Metal Insider in the last week or so, you know that we have a pair of events happening […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Eric the Red’ by Týr turns 11 years old

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 11 years ago today, progressive folk metal innovators Týr released their second full length album, Eric the Red. First, I must point out that Týr was inspired by the Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath album cover of […]

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Metal By Numbers 4/2: Unconditional Joy

Posted by on April 2, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I honestly wasn’t aware that Memphis May Fire was that popular. Anyways, an excellent top 5 debut for the band, but it’s the second highest debut that’s got us excited. How well can a […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/15: The Charts (And The Site) Get a Makeover

Posted by on January 15, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. So yeah, dat new design. We’re looking flashier that ever on the site, which means that Metal By Numbers is also flashier than ever. Some new debuts would coincide well with this new design. […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/8: The Charts Have Gone Cold

Posted by on January 8, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. You’ve probably had enough about people talking about the weather, so I won’t say anything else about it other than the picture on the right is actually what I look like right now. What […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/2: Happy New Year; Here’s Some Record Sales

Posted by on January 2, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Nothing changes on New Year’s Day, so say U2. Such lyrics are true in many ways, but are particularly fitting for record sales. The only real big debut at the end of 2013 was […]

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Death Angel added to Children of Bodom/Tyr tour

Posted by on November 12, 2013

When the Children of Bodom and Tyr tour was announced a few weeks ago, it was announced that a special guest was TBA. With the band’s headlining tour just wrapped, it can now be announced that Death Angel will be on the tour as well. W ith their well-received The Dream Calls for Blood just […]

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Children of Bodom announce headlining tour in ‘Halo of Blood’

Posted by on October 29, 2013

Finnish heavy metal group Children of Bodom are announcing a six-week headlining tour to begin in February in Quebec City, wrapping up in New York City for two dates at Irving Plaza in the end of March. The tour comes on the heels of  Mayhem Fest and the band’s performances with Amon Amarth, Huntress and Battlecross for which […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/23: Trivium Lay Vengeance On The Charts

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s interesting to look back on how far Trivium has come, at least for me. I started listening to them back in high school right around the time when The Crusade came out (a.k.a. when they were […]

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