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Tag Archives: Wolves in the Throne Room

Psycho Las Vegas adds Carcass, Cult of Luna, Oathbreaker, Sumac many more

Posted by on December 19, 2016

After three years as a destination fest in Southern California, the Psycho California Fest became Psycho Las Vegas earlier this year. Giving attendees everyone from stoner legends like Boris and Yob to cool uncle music like Alice Cooper and Blue Oyster Cult in Sin City proved to be a huge success, and 2017’s lineup including […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/29: The charts are hot like magma

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I’m spending my first summer in the south, and I have no elegant way of describing the heat that doesn’t involve using the words “hot” and “balls.” I sweat buckets just sitting in my […]

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In Defense of Their Good Name: Deafheaven

Posted by on August 24, 2015

It’s been a while since we put on the cape to defend what many consider to be outrageously wrong in the annals of metal history. We’ve talked about some  infamous releases like Iron Maiden’s X-factor or the time Judas Priest was Halford-less and had Mr. Tim “Ripper” Owens fronting it, but those are classic bands who have […]

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Headbangers Brawl: A metal renaissance, or just hipster metal?

Posted by on February 16, 2015

As just about anyone who’s read about music on the Internet knows, websites and publications (ourselves included!) love doing end-of-year top album lists. And while there tend to be certain touch points of universal acclaim – if you wrote a top 10 metal albums list for 2014, either At The Gates, Pallbearer or both were […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/30: Overkill’s ‘Armory’ army out in force

Posted by on July 30, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We’re Metal Insider, not Scene Kid Insider, so that’s why Overkill is our top story. Any time a band with a 35 year career gets the highest charting album of their career, you’ve gotta […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/23: The sound of Silence

Posted by on July 23, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The fourth album by Suicide Silence is titled You Can’t Stop me, and it’s strangely appropriate. It’s an album of firsts – their first album with Eddie Hermida following the untimely passing of Mitch Lucker, […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/16: Judas Priest redeem record sales

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Retirement plans for metal bands (or really any kind of rock band) seem to involve the same thing: big final tour with possibly a final album, then at some point someone says “Well, we […]

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New and Noteworthy, July 8th: Conquest

Posted by on July 8, 2014

A new album from one of the bands responsible for creating metal as we know is certainly a good start to today’s list. But there’s plenty more that follows, so don’t just stop reading after the first entry! You’re going to want to know everything that’s coming out today, trust me!     Judas Priest, […]

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Wolves in the Throne Room continue to defy black metal’s rules

Posted by on June 25, 2014

When we last checked in with Wolves in the Throne Room, we’d heard “Celestite Mirror” from Celestite, their companion album to 2012’s Celestial Lineage. It was, to say the least, not very black metal. In fact, it was a synth-driven voyage that owed much more to new age, ambient music and movie scores than anything resembling […]

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New Wolves in the Throne Room is gorgeous, not metal

Posted by on May 29, 2014

When we last heard from Washington black metal duo Wolves in the Throne Room, they promised that Celestite, their companion album to Celestial Lineage, would be a pretty strict departure from that album. In fact, they said there’d be no drums or vocals at all. This is what they said about it at the time: “To make Celestite, we […]

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