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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Ministry’s Show In Paris

Posted by on July 30, 2012

Last Saturday night, July 28, fans watching Ministry in Paris may have noticed that frontman Al Jourgensen seemed a little off. In fact, some may have even caught Jourgensen collapse at one point during the show. Indeed, Al was in such bad shape that he was rushed to a hospital immediately after the show. Ministry’s […]

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Anthrax’s Charlie Benante And Wife Arrested For Domestic Battery In Front Of A Child

Posted by on July 29, 2012

While Anthrax has been touring Mayhem Fest this Summer, their drummer Charlie Benante has been sitting out to recover from a minor hand injury. This past weekend, though, an unfortunate turn of events allegedly occurred that led to Charlie and his wife Sandra’s arrest. According to South Bend, Indiana’s WSBT, Benante and his wife were […]

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Deftones Debut New Song

Posted by on July 28, 2012

While some companies are lucky enough to have “summer Fridays,” where they get out of work a few hours early, Warner Bros. has “Summer Sessions,” where bands on the labels’ roster play in the courtyard of their Burbank offices on Fridays. Deftones played yesterday (27), where they debuted a new song, “Rosemary.” On first listen, […]

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Video: Trespass America Festival Gets Weird

Posted by on July 27, 2012

When is a tour update not a tour update? When it’s a public access-looking interview show with Trespass America bands hosted by “Salty Rizz.” Rizz, who seems to look an awful lot like Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, interviews the likes of  Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Battlecross’ Kyle Gunther and Hiran Deraniyagala and God Forbid’s Byron […]

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Lamb Of God Tour Fallout: Knotfest Cancellations, Gojira Playing NYC?

Posted by on July 27, 2012

As it begins to sink in that one of the coolest tours of the summer isn’t going to happen, some repercussions of the Lamb of God/Dethklok/Gojira tour cancellation are being felt. Both Lamb of God and Dethklok were set to play Slipknot’s inaugural Knotfest, which is taking place on August 17 and 18. While the […]

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Radio Spotlight: WLJS/Jacksonville AL’s Billy ‘Pharaoh’ Ramsey

Posted by on July 27, 2012

The Syndicate, Metal Insider’s parent company, is a promotion and marketing company that has championed the metal scene for almost 15 years. In our weekly Radio Spotlight, we’ll offer a look behind the scenes of metal radio from some of the stations and outlets playing metal that the Syndicate works with to spotlight the newest underground music on […]

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Video: Here’s An Epic Teaser For The New Devin Townsend

Posted by on July 27, 2012

You’ve been hearing about Devin Townsend’s forthcoming album Epicloud for months now, and this teaser video suggests that the album will be as ambitious as Heavy Devy promised it would be. Who knew a choir would be involved. And how about the conductor?! “Effervescent” leads off the album, and it should give you a small taste […]

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The Company Band’s Dave Bone: “I’m Absolutely Part Of Something Awesome”

Posted by on July 27, 2012

When is a side project not a side project? Dave Bone can answer that. As the guitar player of The Company Band, he’s the only member not in another band. Formed in 2006, TCB features Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon, CKY drummer Jess Margera, Fireball Ministry’s James Rota and Fu Manchu bassist Brad Davis alongside Bone’s […]

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Blood For Blood Part Ways With Frontman Erick Medina

Posted by on July 26, 2012

After the cancellation of some Blood For Blood shows, rumors started swirling around about the reasons for the hardcore band backing out of the shows. It turns out that frontman Erick Medina is out of the band and is currently being investigated by the police on accusations of rape. The Gauntlet spoke with a source close […]

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Lamb Of God Replaced By In Flames At HeavyMTL & HeavyTO

Posted by on July 26, 2012

While Lamb of God will (obviously) not be performing at the HeavyMTL and HeavyTO tours on August 11th and 12th, thankfully they’ve found a solid replacement, as In Flames will fill in for them.

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