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Tag Archives: Universal Music Group

German label Noise Records to be re-ignited by BMG

Posted by on April 15, 2016

Back in the 80’s, many of you started listening about all these Teutonic thrash metal bands across the pond and probably started doing tape trades to hear what the fuzz about Kreator, Tankard or Helloween was about so if you ever did that, you probably know about Noise Records. Noise Records was a German label […]

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Report: Candlelight Records acquired by Spinefarm

Posted by on January 19, 2016

Spinefarm Records has been adding some pretty cool names to its roster. However, the label’s next big move involves acquiring another label, Candlelight Records. Edward Christie and Steve Beatty, owners of the U.K. based label Candlelight, have reportedly sold the company’s assets to Spinefarm (who are owned by Universal Music Group). Blabbermouth obtained an email […]

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Update: Slayer May Still Resign With American Recordings After All

Posted by on December 12, 2013

Yesterday, Tom Araya and Kerry King let it slip that Slayer are currently without a label. They even insinuated that they couldn’t get Rick Rubin or American Recordings to call them back. However, Slayer’s manager Rick Sales has just issued a statement claiming that the band hasn’t been ignored by their longtime label, and that […]

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Metal Insider Contributor Zach Shaw’s Top 10 of 2013

Posted by on December 9, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we’ve been giving the site over to artists to let us know what they’ve been listening to. You can check out part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and part 4 here, with more coming. However, we also want to let you know what got us going this year. So […]

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Apple Officially Set to Release Radio Service

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Confirming previous reports, Apple will indeed be releasing its own radio service, iTunesRadio. While similar in scope to Spotify and the recently-released Google Play Music All Access, it looks like it’s got Pandora set in its sites. While it was thought to be available as soon as this week, iTunesRadio will instead become available in the […]

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Apple’s Radio Service To Launch As Soon As Next Week?

Posted by on June 4, 2013

It hasn’t yet been a month since Google unveiled their online radio service, Google Play Music All Access, yet it looks like there’s another competitor entering the fray and battling for online streaming radio dominance. The New York Times reports that Apple is finally getting their ducks in a row to debut their own Internet radio […]

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What Are You Playing? Jesse Liu Of Chthonic

Posted by on March 7, 2013

Welcome to Metal Insider’s video game column, What Are You Playing? This week, we speak with guitarist Jesse Liu of Chthonic. Earlier this year, the Taiwanese metal group teamed up with Chun-Mu Mediatek to create their very own mobile app. Titled Chthonic – Rhythm Crusher, its a rhythm game that features 12 of Chthonic’s songs. As […]

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Rob Caggiano Joins Volbeat As New Guitarist

Posted by on February 4, 2013

Shortly after departing Anthrax, Rob Caggiano revealed that he would be co-producing Volbeat’s new album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. Now comes word that he’ll be doing a little more than producing, as Caggiano has been announced as the Danish rockabilly metal group’s new guitarist. Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen had the following to say about […]

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Rob Zombie Reveals Title And Release Date Of New Album

Posted by on January 30, 2013

Earlier today, it was announced that Rob Zombie would be receiving the “Golden God Award” at Revolver Magazine’s 5th annual award show. However, Zombie also let some key information about his new album slip out, including its name and release date. Titled Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, Zombie’s new album will be released on April 23 […]

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Veteran Manager Andy Gould Launching New Hard Rock Label With UMe

Posted by on January 29, 2013

Andy Gould is likely best known in the industry as Rob Zombie’s longtime manager. He’s also co-managed such major acts like Pantera, Linkin Park and Guns N’ Roses. Now, Gould is hoping to bring his expertise to a new label he’s launching in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). Going under the name T-Boy Records, […]

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