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Metal By Numbers 2/15: The charts went to see a Star War

Posted by on February 15, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s not every day you find a metal band dedicated to playing select pieces from John Williams’ legendary score with Darth Vader on guitar. But that’s what Galactic Empire is, and the fact that […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/7: Kreator are gods of the charts

Posted by on February 8, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Some bands are long overdue for some recognition, and Kreator are one of them. Certainly they’re the most well known of the Teutonic thrash scene (which includes Sodom, Destruction, and Tankard to name a […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 27th

Posted by on January 27, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases being released. This week features new music from Kreator and Annihilator, a Sepultura boxset and three Opeth vinyl reissues. If you want to check out last week’s releases or see the latest sales numbers , you […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending 1/20

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Whether we like it or not, inauguration day has arrived and the United States is split between those in mourning and celebratory moods. What we can do is move away from politics and switch to what videos premiered this week. Here are this week’s top five. 5) Hellyeah,  “Love Falls” Hellyeah surprised us today with […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending 12/9

Posted by on December 9, 2016

The video picks for this week are a bit diverse, which includes a lyric video and concludes with a beautiful animation. There have been quite a few announcements, premieres, and getting many excited for 2017 and that mostly consists of this week’s top five.  5) Cranial Engorgement – “Horrific Existence” Starting off with brutality where […]

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Samples of Xandria’s Theater of Dimensions revealed

Posted by on November 30, 2016

German symphonic metallers Xandria are set to release Theater of Dimensions on January 27th, 2017 via Napalm Records making it a direct follow-up from 2014’s Sacrificium. The new album is promised to be one of their heaviest albums to date as they once explained, “a hyper-emotional affair.” There are quite a few guest vocalists on […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/12: The charts kill some time

Posted by on August 12, 2015

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We know you hate Insane Clown Posse, so ignore that fact that we continue to add them to this list anyway by focus on the real debut this week: a supergroup featuring seemingly every […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 31st – Kill the Elite

Posted by on July 31, 2015

It’s been a great summer of releases so far, and that trend continues this week. It may be a short week in terms of numbers, but quality remains high with one of the greatest death metal acts in the world leading things off. Check it all out here!   Kataklysm, Of Ghosts and Gods (Nuclear Blast) […]

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Metal Insider Contributor Chris Colgan’s Top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014

If you’ve ever spent days agonizing over a project, checking and rechecking to make sure that it’s right, finding something at the last minute that changed everything, and then finally deciding that you were just done and had to cut it off, then you understand what it was like finalizing my Top 10 list this […]

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Interview: Xandria’s Dianne van Giersbergen loves her new job

Posted by on September 15, 2014

German symphonic metal group Xandria has been in existence for the better part of two decades, but a fairly inconsistent lineup (outside of founding guitarist Marco Heubaum) has kept the band mostly in the underground. The band’s latest album Sacrificium is their first to chart in the US, and it also made a big impact […]

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